Group Therapy At Bedrock Recovery Center

Group therapy is a powerful, highly effective tool for recovery and a key feature of treatment at Bedrock Recovery Center. Therapy sessions with peers can help you develop self-confidence, communication skills, and other helpful recovery resources and experience fewer symptoms.

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Dr. Langdon M.D.

Medically Reviewed By: Kimberly Langdon M.D.

on June 25, 2024

Living with addiction or another mental health disorder can be a lonely experience. Bedrock Recovery Center’s group therapy-based curriculum can help you begin to step out of your isolation, discover that you are not alone in the challenges you face, and build skills and confidence for overcoming these challenges while experiencing fewer symptoms related to your disorder.

Our group therapy sessions are led by master’s-level clinicians who are highly qualified in establishing safe, supportive environments that allow healing. Participants use this space to share personal experiences, connect with others, and learn and practice critical recovery tools.

Various sessions are offered throughout the day at Bedrock to meet a wide variety of needs and may include a focus on life skills development, relapse prevention, self-care, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles, general health and wellness, healthy coping strategies, and more, with groups specified for clients receiving addiction treatment or mental health treatment.

Group therapy will be a part of your comprehensive and individualized treatment plan, which may also include detox or crisis stabilization, individual therapy, family psychoeducation, peer support groups, holistic treatment options, case management, aftercare planning, and more.

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Group Therapy Benefits

Group therapy is just one type of talk therapy for addiction and mental health recovery offered at BRC. During your assessment, or as your needs change during treatment, your care team will help you identify which groups will be beneficial for your long-term recovery.

Group therapy involves one or more therapists working with a group of clients with similar needs and goals. The therapist may employ various group therapy activities and exercises to encourage clients to engage.

There are many benefits to receiving professional advice and guidance from a licensed therapist in a safe space made up of peers.

Social Support

In the safe, moderated environment of a group therapy session, it is often easier for people to open up and make connections. Members of the group can act as a sounding board and social support network, helping you gain confidence in your recovery and grow in accountability.

Wider Perspective

Drug and alcohol addiction and other mental health disorders can be isolating. You may find yourself spending a lot of time alone or only spending time with other people when you are using drugs or alcohol. Group therapy gives you the opportunity to open up about your experiences while other people do the same, putting your experiences into a wider perspective. Many people find it a great relief to know that they aren’t alone in their struggles.

New Ideas And Approaches

Although group sessions share a common focus, they are made up of people with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. As each person shares more about themselves and their experiences, other participants can discover new approaches to handling specific situations or emotions or new ideas as to how to view their own challenges.

Skill-Strengthening

Another big benefit of group therapy is the continual opportunity to practice and strengthen communication skills and other skills learned in therapy, moderated by the help of the therapist leading the group. The therapist can gently encourage participants to use the new skills they are learning to achieve all of their recovery goals.

When Is Group Therapy Effective?

Group therapy is one of the most effective treatment options for recovery from addiction and other mental health disorders, backed by a large amount of scientific evidence.

A group approach to talk therapy is also proven-effective in helping people cope with grief and loss, chronic pain, chronic illness, divorce, domestic violence, trauma, and more.

Evidence Supporting Group Therapy

Published in The American Journal of Psychotherapy, a 2021 meta-analysis of 329 studies comparing group therapy with individual therapy found that the former was effective in treating substance use disorder (SUD), depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), eating disorders, chronic pain, and more.

It also showed that group therapy can be particularly beneficial for specific groups of people, including those who have experienced trauma, LGBTQ+ people, and others.

According to StatPearls, scientific studies also show that group therapy can help you experience fewer symptoms related to your disorder while providing you with useful tools for handling remaining symptoms.

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You don’t have to face addiction or mental illness alone. Contact Bedrock Recovery Center today to learn more about our multidisciplinary, client-centered treatment programs.

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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