The effects of addiction are different for each person. However, addiction to drugs or alcohol can lead to shared experiences among people who have been through the depths of dependence. That’s why a group therapy program for addiction treatment can be quite effective.
Painted Desert Recovery is a leader for group therapy in Utah. Our group therapy program is specifically tailored for women who are fighting a drug or alcohol addiction. Although addiction can be an isolating experience, group therapy sessions at Painted Desert Recovery are a therapeutic approach to addiction treatment that has the potential to be effective for many women.
What Is Group Therapy for Addiction?
Group therapy is exactly what it sounds like. The group drug therapy program at Painted Desert Recovery in New Harmony, Utah, is one of the many therapeutic options that we offer for women in addiction recovery. A group therapy session consists of a small number of five to ten women and a licensed therapist. The Painted Desert Recovery therapist guides the session, but the women in treatment are the ones who truly lead group therapy.
When women treat addiction in group therapy sessions at Painted Desert Recovery, there are many positive outcomes that result.
3 Benefits of Group Therapy
1. Group therapy gives women a safe environment for healing.
At Painted Desert Recovery, our staff strives to create a judgment-free environment where women can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings during recovery. Women have to face issues in treatment that men may not, such as:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Self-image issues
At Painted Desert Recovery, our group drug therapy program provides the perfect setting to begin to work through the root causes of addiction, such as past trauma.
2. Group therapy helps women build a support network.
The women that you meet in group therapy sessions at Painted Desert Recovery have experienced many of the same aspects of addiction that you have. These shared experiences will remind you that you are not alone in your addiction and other people understand the challenges you are going through.
Also, common experiences tend to bond people together. As you become comfortable with the women in group therapy sessions, you will almost certainly come to rely on them for encouragement and support throughout your recovery. When you complete your treatment at Painted Desert Recovery, the women that you meet in group therapy often become your closest confidants who can help to keep you on the road to recovery.
3. Group therapy allows women to build coping skills and strategies.
During your group therapy sessions at Painted Desert Recovery, you will identify triggers that cause you to want to use drugs or alcohol. Once you know what your triggers are, you will work with your therapist and the other women in group therapy to develop plans to avoid them.
Also, you will learn coping skills to deal with the stress of everyday life in healthy ways, not drug or alcohol use. Finally, group therapy sessions give you the opportunity to create strategies to maintain your recovery after leaving Painted Desert Recovery.
Discover How Our Group Therapy Program Can Give You Strength
If you are considering facing your addiction to drugs or alcohol in group therapy in Utah, Painted Desert Recovery has a group drug therapy program that could be the key for you to enjoy long-lasting recovery. Our women-only addiction treatment programs, including group therapy, give our clients a foundation for a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.