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Group Therapy

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people in a group therapy session in PAHuman beings have the natural tendency to congregate, and being in a group has many intrinsic benefits, such as reducing feelings of isolation. Being part of group therapy also provides support from peers that are going through similar challenges. It is due to these benefits that group therapy is such a powerful tool in addiction treatment and recovery. Thankfully, group therapy programs in PA are easy to find from reputable rehab centers such as Gemini Recovery. 

Gemini Recovery offers a wide variety of addiction treatment programs and therapies in our Pennsylvania center. We are fully committed to helping our clients achieve new, healthier, sober lives through the help of our warm and experienced team of addiction specialists. If you or a loved one is in need of holistic treatment for substance abuse, contact us at 888.341.2524 or reach out online to learn more about what we can offer. 

What Is Group Therapy? 

Group therapy is a kind of talk therapy that involves a therapist and two or more individuals who are going through similar issues or treatments. Participants take turns discussing their experiences, feelings, or experiences in an effort to collectively work on their problems. There are many different types of group therapy depending on their intended purpose. They are: 

  • Psychoeducational groups teach participants about specific topics, such as substance abuse and other related topics, that can help participants as they go through treatment. 
  • Skills development groups focus on teaching participants relapse-prevention methods and other practical life skills in order to help them readjust to life after their treatment is completed. 
  • Interpersonal process groups improve the participants’ relationship dynamics and communication skills by listening, discussing, and reacting to each member’s issues. 
  • Cognitive-behavioral groups aim to identify relational and thinking patterns that contribute to destructive behavior and change them into healthier and more productive patterns. 
  • Support groups focus on discussing the day-to-day challenges of maintaining sobriety in early recovery. These groups also provide peer support and a sense of accountability for their members. 

Group therapy is often a vital part of a comprehensive substance abuse treatment plan. Addiction often thrives in an isolated environment, so the integration with a community that group therapy provides increases the chances of successful and lasting recovery. As opposed to a one-on-one setting where the client may not feel like the therapist understands what they are going through, group therapy provides interactions with other people who have the same or similar experiences. 

What Are the Benefits of Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment? 

As part of a comprehensive addiction treatment program, group therapy can give clients benefits that they may not be able to get through other forms of therapy. A few of them include: 

  • Reduced feelings of isolation and a sense of belonging merely by being in a group of peers who are working towards a similar goal
  • A sense of peer support and positive peer pressure through the feeling of accountability to other members of the group to remain sober and to follow the treatment program
  • A safe space in which to practice life skills that were learned in therapy
  • Learning how to cope with stress and triggers by learning from examples
  • Improved communication and social skills through interactions with other members who come from different situations and backgrounds
  • The chance to see issues through many different perspectives
  • Hope that abstinence and successful recovery are possible through witnessing other members of the group succeed in their treatment
  • Engaging in or receiving mentoring from other members of the group
  • The opportunity to create new, sober friendships, which would help in their new life after treatment
  • An invaluable resource for information and experiences, especially for members who are new to the recovery process

As with any form of therapy, the success of group therapy lies in the openness and willingness to change of each member. Finding a trusted center like Gemini Recovery ensures the presence of compassionate therapists and staff that can foster an environment of trust and honesty. 

Reach Out to Gemini Recovery Today for Addiction Therapy

At Gemini Recovery, we believe that all clients can become better, healthier versions of themselves through quality addiction care. If you are ready to take the first step towards a sober future, contact us at 888.341.2524 or reach out online to begin your journey.