Beaches Recovery provides a comprehensive approach to overcoming chemical dependency, alcoholism and co-occurring disorders. Many clients come to Beaches Recovery with damaged relationships, feeling isolated and alone. To that end, Beaches Recovery has therapists specially trained in group therapy to improve communication skills, relationships and feelings of isolation.

Whether you opt for an inpatient or outpatient treatment program, it’s likely that one of the key elements to achieving lasting sobriety will be group therapy. In many ways, addiction treatment can lead a person to feel isolated, so participating in group activities is a way to feel connected to others. Group therapy has a number of benefits, all of which can help you to successfully treat your addiction.

Clients Feel Less Isolated in Their Sober Lives

Even in the very best treatment centers across the country, patients sometimes report feeling isolated during their recovery. Why is this? Because rehab is a time when many people have to cut ties with friends and social circles that once revolved around drugs or alcohol. Even connecting with family members or close friends can feel challenging when you’re going through such an important process.

One of the best ways to handle these feelings of isolation is to meet others in a similar situation. Group therapy is a way to forge new connections and lessen the idea that you’re going through recovery on your own.

Clients Gain From the Experiences of Others

In group sessions, clients can hear directly from others who have had similar experiences. The stories, advice and details shared by those in a group session can often have a greater impact than the words of a counselor alone. By participating in group therapy, you will be able to learn and hear from others on the same journey who may have struggled in similar ways and come out stronger on the other side. In group therapy confrontation by a fellow group member can also be an effective intervention in helping clients get honest.

Clients Work on Empathy in a Group Therapy Setting

Through addiction, many individuals struggle to find empathy for others. Group therapy is one way to regain empathy and truly understand and listen to the struggles of others. In addition, clients will be able to receive empathy from others in therapy, which might be something not readily available from frustrated friends or family who have a difficult time understanding the trials of addiction.

Clients Celebrate the Milestones of Others

During recovery, it’s important to celebrate when the occasion calls for it. When you reach a milestone, whether it’s coming to a realization about your addiction or reaching a benchmark like 30 days sober, your successes are worth celebrating. In group therapy, clients can and should celebrate these achievements. Celebrating with others brings joy and promise for your own future, and having others celebrate your achievements highlights just how proud you should be of your recovery.

At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, we realize the importance of group therapy. Equine therapy, individual therapy, music therapy, fitness therapy and art therapy are just a few of the ways we work to offer lasting recovery to patients. Call us today at 866-274-9281 to take back the life you deserve.