In addiction recovery, there are many different treatment approaches for clients to choose from, based on their recovery needs, though individual and group therapy are essential components of many of these approaches. Activity group therapy sessions give clients an opportunity to acknowledge their addiction problem and recognize that having other people in their lives is both healthy and fulfilling. For more information about group therapy, or to enroll in a substance abuse rehab program, call A Forever Recovery today at our toll-free number to discuss your treatment options with a professional addiction recovery counselor.
Activity Group Therapy Programs at A Forever Recovery
From group lessons to role play, realistic scenarios and more, our clients are given every opportunity to explore a wide variety of support groups that will help them to maintain their sobriety and recovery. Using our program, you will learn to recognize what base criteria and personal criteria they should look for as they search for social groups, accountability partners or sponsors, and home groups. We highly encourage our clients to figure out their niche. If you can’t find a group that feels like a group fit, we highly encourage you to start your own! Here are several support groups that many of our clients have found helpful.
Cognitive Behavioral Anger Management Group Therapy
In this anger management program, you will utilize 6 modules to help you learn how to manage your behaviors and feelings when you get angry. You will also be able to use a combination of relaxation and meditation techniques, group exercises, and lectures to help you not only identify what kinds of things cause anger, but how you can identify physical cues, how to deal with and manage behaviors when you get angry, and how to confront the underlying issues that prevent you from dealing with your anger properly and productively. Once you’ve completed all 6 modules, you’ll receive an Anger Management certificate.
Our self-awareness group gives you the time to focus on self-reflection. It also utilizes some of our individualized therapeutic exercises which are specifically designed to help you break away from your addiction for good. Some of the most popular topics in this group include expressive therapy, how to write addiction letters, defense mechanisms, understanding personality types, and forgiveness.
Reflective therapy offers you a unique opportunity to discover inspirational messages in songs from every genre, and to develop personal techniques to help you interpret music in a more positive light. You’ll be encouraged to follow the lyrics and use methods of self-interpretation to discover just how much you can relate to the message. You can also see how you can draw a connection between the lyrics of a song and your own life.
Nutrition Group Therapy
This is an excellent way to both be wiser and healthier. This group will help you learn the surprising impact your diet has on your recovery. You will learn more thoroughly how much alcohol and drugs affect your body, which can help to decrease withdrawal (post-acute type) symptoms. You will also learn to develop healthy eating plans, how to correctly read food labeling, and increase your general knowledge of healthy eating.
Cognitive Behavioral Relapse Prevention; “Staying Quit”
This is a unique, 8 module program presented by Gregory L. Little, Ed. D. Advanced Training Associates. It is designed to help you deal with your cravings and urges, learn to identify dangers and risks, identify and create healthy support systems, and learn how to plan long-term and future goals.
Our medical personnel leads our health seminars. In our seminars, we help to educate you on proper aftercare, dietary considerations, both standard and anti-craving medications, and how to choose primary care providers.
This group helps you to better understand and make more sense out of all of the emotions addiction recovery can bring up – including anger and sadness. It also provides you with a healthy outlet for those emotions, using the art medium. Using a pallet of lectures, group discussions, and art projects, you’ll quickly learn that great art comes from the soul, mind, and heart. You can create beautiful artwork by expressing and releasing your emotions – you don’t have to be a professional. The ultimate goal of art therapy is to understand that your success is based on your ability and willingness to take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to you.
This is a great group for those who have found that their bottom is a little more “rock bottom” than others. In it, you can learn how to improve weak coping mechanisms and to gain better insight. You’ll learn how to do life building tasks such as developing your self-esteem and self-worth, build up your communication skills, ace your job interviews, and build your resume.
Many addicts find that they have codependent tendencies. That’s what makes this group so amazing. It can help you to untangle relationships and identify unhealthy behaviors you may be exhibiting in your relationships. This group will help you directly tackle critical issues that go along with codependency such as lack of trust, dependent relationships, loss of identity, and manipulation. You’ll also be able to take part in group exercises and such issues as relationship decisions, awareness, lack of trust, codependency, and honesty, and an ability to explore your sense of identity outside of your dependent relationship. All of this helps you to develop a healthy awareness of yourself, as well as an ability to understand how to extract yourself from any dysfunctional relationship you may have created.
There are many fantastic groups that you can join (or start) that will help you heal, recover, and discover healthy ways to vent and express yourself. You just have to find a few that you love. You will not be disappointed.
What is Group Therapy?
Typically used in combination with one-on-one counseling, group therapy involves an addiction recovery counselor overseeing a group of clients with similar issues, such as struggles with alcoholism or drug addiction. Within the confines of a safe, confidential therapeutic environment, group therapy participants can discuss challenges that are common to the group and the recovery community as a whole. They get a unique opportunity to make meaningful connections with others in similar situations and to learn how to function in a group, which acts as a built-in support network. The feeling of mutual responsibility and accountability client’s gain from group therapy is also invaluable to recovery, as it makes it harder for recovering addicts to let their peers down by returning to substance abuse.
Benefits of Activity Group Therapy
Addiction is a lonely disease, and people actively engaging in substance abuse often feel disconnected or cut off from others, especially from loved ones who don’t know about their alcohol or drug abuse, or who object to it. The same goes for individuals undergoing treatment for drug addiction, who may be feeling lost or alone, or even afraid, and since they likely relied on alcohol or drugs to deal with such unpleasant feelings in the past, trying to stay sober at a rehab facility can be a confusing and solitary experience. That’s where activity group therapy comes in. The goal of group therapy is for each client to gain a deeper understanding of his or her substance use disorder while giving support to and receiving support from other members of the group.
Too often, people trapped in a destructive cycle of active addiction have no one to talk to about their problems, nor do they have a healthy outlet where they can vent their frustrations or figure out how to heal. One of the benefits of a group therapy setting is that recovering addicts and alcoholics can voice their troubles and concerns and speak freely about their substance abuse without fear of judgment while listening to others and helping them work through their issues. In doing so, they can shed that feeling of isolation that comes with addiction, as the people around them are struggling with problems that are only too familiar. This type of give-and-take interaction helps improve confidence and communication among members of the group, which can, in turn, aid in relapse prevention.
Contact A Forever Recovery Today
Although some recovering addicts may at first feel uncomfortable about sharing their experiences with substance abuse with a group of strangers, one of the things group therapy participants at A Forever Recovery quickly learn is that they aren’t alone. If you or someone you love is facing a substance use disorder, don’t hesitate to call for help. The addiction recovery counselors at A Forever Recovery are trained to deal with all types of substance abuse and do so with compassion and kindness. Call A Forever Recovery today at our toll-free number to learn how you can begin the process of lifelong recovery.