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Group Therapy During Addiction Treatment in Aurora CO

In addition to other treatments, Colorado Addiction Recovery Services uses group therapy during addiction treatment. One of our treatment facility’s helpful therapy models is the Therapeutic Community model. It is based on the idea that peer support is helpful for successful treatment. Although a therapist is present during group therapy meetings, others struggle with addiction. Having an understanding group of supportive peers can encourage people to stay in recovery.

Understanding the Recovery Community

We strongly encourage involving others in our clients’ recovery process. In many cases, it involves family members. However, we also encourage the involvement of friends or peers and a sober sponsor. The sponsor has been in recovery for a while and can guide another person who is just starting the journey. Utilizing the community principle, group therapy is a safe and confidential space where people can share their struggles and encourage their peers. This structure helps people realize that they are not alone and can empower them.

The group therapy treatment approach is highly effective. With group therapy, Colorado Addiction Recovery Services puts every person’s mental health and well-being as a top priority. We strive to help everyone stay in recovery for the long term. Our compassionate team members maintain an uplifting, safe and welcoming environment, and we encourage all group participants to do the same.

What To Expect With Group Therapy During Addiction Treatment

These are the main types of group therapy structures we use while people are staying in our facility for rehab:

  • Daily Process Group
  • Education Group
  • “Staying Sober” With Terence Gorski
  • Medical Education

Each group structure has its own benefits. Being in a group helps prepare people for 12-step meetings or similar sobriety groups. After they finish inpatient or residential addiction treatment, a 12-step program is an important part of our participants’ ongoing recovery journey.

Daily Process Group

During this group meeting, participants gather each day. Here’s what to expect during a typical daily process group meeting:

  • Participants share their struggles and feelings.
  • Participants listen to their peers and then provide feedback.
  • Therapists offer their feedback to each person.

Listening and offering feedback are essential parts of treatment. Being able to listen and understand others both foster individual growth. Also, participants who are talking gain encouragement from the support of peers. Therapists’ suggestions for specific situations help people learn ways to deal with triggers or cope with certain experiences.

Education Group

Another empowering aspect of group therapy during addiction treatment is knowledge. With an educational group structure, participants better understand triggers, and their environment and learn how to cope with various aspects of life. This group helps prepare people to return to real life with more strategies for staying sober. This is what to expect during educational group sessions:

  • Therapists explain the keys to preventing relapse.
  • Participants watch videos that help them understand addiction as a brain disease.
  • Therapists discuss the co-occurrence of mental health issues with addiction.
  • Participants learn about 12-step programs and why they are important.
  • Therapists explain the importance of family involvement in recovery.
  • Participants learn how to adjust their living situations or habits to maximize their chances of staying sober.

“Staying Sober” With Terence Gorski

Colorado Addiction Recovery Services believes strongly in the principles outlined in Terence Gorski’s book. The book is a valuable tool for people entering treatment, whether it is for the first time or not. Mr. Gorski gained recognition worldwide for his expertise and suggestions for overcoming substance misuse. He also addresses strategies for dealing with mental health issues. The book is a helpful resource for anyone who wants to manage addiction effectively. Our group meeting centers around the book’s strategies and teaches people how to utilize the tactics. Therapists use the information to help prepare people to return to their lives and be able to avoid bad habits.

Medical Education

Although addiction has many potential psychological effects, it also has physical effects. Because of this, medical education is an important part of staying in recovery. Colorado Addiction Recovery Services uses group meetings to discuss physical health issues and answer questions. They often discuss medications, medical conditions that develop because of substance misuse, and related topics.

Learn More About Group Therapy During Addiction Treatment

If you or someone you know needs help getting sober, Colorado Addiction Recovery Services in Aurora, CO, welcomes you. We also work with Colorado’s Health First program as a Medicaid-accepted facility. Please contact us to learn more about group therapy during addiction treatment in rehab.

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