Trying to break the hold addiction can wrap us in is hard and lonely. It’s just as hard and lonely to admit when help is needed and to find the right place for the treatment options you need.
At New Era Rehabilitation Centers in Connecticut in New Haven and Bridgeport, we have the professionals to help you recover and provide you with the tools to make it both a healing and inspiring journey with group therapy and counseling treatment in Connecticut. We’re ready to help and have the licensed mental health and substance abuse staff here in Connecticut to provide you with your best opportunity to achieve lifelong sobriety.
We achieve such noble goals by offering substance abuse and mental health programs, like group therapy, in safe, private, and productive settings for your individual situation.
If you would like, call our direct number – 203-344-0025 – to speak with a Group Therapy specialist in Connecticut.
How To Identify If You Need Group Therapy for Addiction?
Substance abuse and mental health treatment come with a lot of paper options. Still, when it comes to each individual, an assessment of their overall situation must be taken to ensure the right options are chosen for your specific situation.
At New Era in Connecticut, we’ll provide such an assessment and make the recommendations we believe will best help you with where you’re currently in recovery and put you on the most supportive road for the rest of your journey.
For some, more robust group therapy and counseling treatment plans are necessary. Smaller, more individual, and personal plans may be the preferred route for others. The main thing to remember is we’ll recommend options, but they’re your options. You don’t have to make any decisions rashly or alone. We’re here to make your choices in Connecticut successful with sympathy, patience, and understanding.
How Does Group Therapy Work?
If you aren’t in a position where an intensive outpatient program is recommended, you’ll probably benefit most from individual or group therapy. More than likely, you’ll be recommended a combination of both. This approach maximizes your privacy through individual sessions while giving you the benefit of communal care through group counseling.
Group therapy may initially be intimidating, but it is an effective recovery option for substance use and mental health disorders. Sharing isn’t easy for everyone, but once in a group setting, the ability to listen to others as they relate their personal experiences washes away a great deal of the loneliness we experience during the recovery process.
In essence, group therapy reminds us we’re not alone and are not the only ones who have experienced these difficulties and struggles. It teaches us how to be honest with ourselves and others again while reminding us that we don’t have to recover and heal in a room alone.
Group therapy also demonstrates the importance of building a support network while acting as your initial support network. The sessions allow participants to learn, share, and educate while forming bonds that may continue well beyond the sessions.
At New Era Rehabilitation in CT in locations – Bridgeport and New Haven, group therapy focuses on areas that will help your immediate treatment while providing the tools and support for lasting recovery.
Our Group Treatment For Substance Abuse Includes
Groups meet routinely and focus on mental health, substance abuse, or both and how to best deal with them in a supportive and caring environment. The sessions are led by specialists and tend to be discussion-oriented. Topics can range from coping mechanisms to triggers to how to deal with urges and emotions.
Types of group therapy meetings and sessions in CT may include:
Mental Health And Substance Use Education
Here the group may focus on mental health and recovery topics like genetics, nature versus nurture, nutrition, dealing with trauma, lifestyle choices, and relapse awareness.
Twelve-Step Recovery Programs
These sessions are built on the 12-Step model for recovery that uses the communal approach of taking responsibility, sharing experiences, making moral inventories, doing daily reflections, and making amends with ourselves and others.
Early Recovery Skills
In these sessions, the immediate and short-term focus is arming you with the skills needed to defeat the normal obstacles everyone goes through when they start recovery. These include how to deal with urges and cravings, how to cope with stressful triggers that may encourage relapse, and how to modify our behavior to overcome those obstacles, whereas before, they may have gotten the better of us.
These are just a few examples of our group therapy meetings. Other meetings and topics may include Social Support Networks, Relapse Prevention, and Anger Management.
We’ll recommend the group environments we believe provide the best support and recovery tools for your treatment plan.
Types of Group Therapy for Addiction
Getting over an addiction is no easy task, and it requires a lot of effort and dedication. That’s why different addiction therapy, such as group therapy, is used to make the process easier. Group therapy for addictions helps people going through similar problems come together and overcome them with each other’s help. Here are some types of group therapy for addiction treatment we provide at New Era Rehabilitation Center:
✓ Psychotherapy Groups
Psychotherapy groups include people going through similar addiction problems in a setting where everyone practices empathy and communicates with one another about their experiences, struggles, triggers, and more.
✓ Cognitive Therapy Groups
In cognitive therapy groups, we focus more on present thinking, behavior, and communication rather than lingering on past experiences to overcome addictive patterns.
✓ Dynamic Group Therapy
Dynamic group therapy refers to any form of psychotherapy but in a group format. Therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy also fall under dynamic group therapy. This group addiction therapy provides a supportive environment for all individuals to examine the most common issues everyone is facing in their addiction journey.
✓ Relapse Prevention Groups
In relapse prevention groups, we emphasize more on the triggers of individuals. We help them form healthy habits to prevent relapse and provide several aftercare programs to help clients overcome their addictions.
✓ Mutual Self-Help Groups
Mutual self-help groups are formed by individuals who share similar conditions and have similar goals to overcome them. Mutual self-help groups are based solely on mutual support and achieving abstinence from alcohol.
✓ Network Therapy
In network therapy, we mix newly recovering addicts with other individuals to provide support and motivate one another toward a common goal. It helps to bring behavioral changes and acts as a relapse prevention.
Call New Era Rehabilitation Center today to learn more about our group therapy for alcohol addiction.
Join an Addiction Support Group in Connecticut Today
Walking the recovery journey from addiction is a very courageous step; you don’t always have to walk alone. Today, you can find several addiction support groups to help you meet people going through similar challenges and people who have already overcome them. Knowing it is possible to overcome addiction after hearing someone else’s success story can be very motivational. Thus, addiction support groups in Connecticut help people embark on the journey of sobriety.
With our addiction support group at New Era Rehabilitation Center, you will have a shared understanding of some of the most difficult moments of your life with someone else. You won’t feel so alone in the world; it will also help you better deal with your triggers and take accountability for things you must do. Let us help you become successful on your journey to sobriety with our addiction support group. Call us today to get started on the journey of being sober!
Contact New Era About Group Therapy Options in Connecticut
Not every person’s recovery journey is the same. Some require more robust, intensive treatment options than others. However, each person’s recovery journey is just that, a journey. If you believe you could benefit from treatment options like Group Therapy to help with the mental, physical, and emotional strains substance misuse can lead to, contact us today.
We’re ready to help here in Connecticut in our locations – Bridgeport and New Haven. Contact us to talk to one of our group therapy and counseling treatment specialists right now.