Today, multiple therapeutic approaches to addiction recovery help people across the country recover. Group therapy can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding approach to addiction therapy. Most inpatient programs like Northpoint Recovery have a range of group therapy options. Whether someone thrives in group situations or is shy, group therapy can help them recover from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with addiction and co-occurring, call Northpoint Recovery today. At Northpoint Recovery, we use group, individual, and family therapy to treat addiction and co-occurring disorders. Call us at 208.486.0130 to learn about our group therapy treatment options as well as our addiction and mental health treatment.
What Is Group Therapy for Addiction Recovery?
Group therapy blends a group of people – usually facing similar issues in addiction recovery – with one or more therapists. Group therapy requires the therapist to balance the needs of many clients, carefully addressing shared issues while ensuring unique challenges are also addressed. Group therapy provides a safe space for addiction recovery to share common experiences without judgment. Many clients learn in group therapy that their addiction story is like others.
Group therapy comes with the same guidelines as individual therapy sessions. Clients gather daily and weekly to discuss addiction recovery and mental health. Therapists cultivate a safe space where clients can grow through addiction recovery together. Benefits of group therapy include:
- Cost-effective therapy
- Community building
- Long-lasting friendships
- Improved communication skills
- Improved boundaries
Like individual therapy, group therapy relies on trust and confidentiality. It can be a great way for people in recovery to improve communication skills and better understand their addiction.
What Happens in Group Therapy
Group therapy sessions vary greatly from session to session. Each therapist has their approach, and each session is a blend of what clients bring to therapy. At least two factors determine the structure of therapy.
First is the type of therapy a clinician practices. A cognitive-behavioral therapist will focus on helping clients understand how to control thoughts and feelings, shift behaviors and build emotional resilience. An interpersonal therapist will be interested in the role relationships play in each client’s life and the room. An emotionally focused therapist will prioritize healthy attachments. In most cases, group therapists blend a wide variety of approaches, depending on the clients’ needs.
Second, the therapist will alter their approach based on the group’s needs each day. The group also has significant control over the direction of a session, giving people a sense of safety and control. The values, political views, personalities, and relative comfort levels of group members play into how sessions unfold. Some people may be comfortable in group therapy and talk frequently. Others take time to build trust, find their voice and open up to the group. Group therapy can be a deeply healing component of addiction recovery in both cases.
Start Group Therapy for Addiction Recovery in Idaho Today
If you or a loved one are looking for addiction recovery support, group therapy at Northpoint Recovery can help. Our team focuses on dual diagnosis for addiction recovery. Clients learn and grow together using cognitive-behavioral therapy in individual and group sessions.
With clinics across Idaho, Northpoint Recovery can help you and your loved ones with a range of addiction therapy services. With inpatient addiction recovery programs, Northpoint makes treatment accessible across the state. We accept most insurance plans and can help you enroll today.
Call Northpoint Recovery To Learn More About Group Therapy for Addiction Recovery
Build community and recovery with group therapy at Northpoint Recovery. Call us now at 208.486.0130 to learn more about our recovery programs and start group therapy today.