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One of the most effective forms of psychotherapy offered at Spokane Heights Detox is group therapy. Overseen by our staff of mental health professionals, group therapy involves a small group of individuals with similar addiction issues working together in a therapeutic setting. This therapy format promotes peer support, accountability, and social interaction, all of which are essential for recovery.

Often used alongside CBT-based individual therapy, during group therapy, our guests discover, analyze, and overcome their negative thoughts and actions as they bond and empathize with fellow guests. Our groups encourage guests to make self-discoveries as they build social relationships and establish a sober peer network. We help establish an inviting, accepting, and productive environment for recovery. 

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What Is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists work with a small group of individuals with similar issues with drugs, alcohol, or their mental health. Groups may be composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences but who share common concerns. The composition can vary based on the type of group therapy and the specific goals of the sessions.

Participants in group therapy interact with each other, sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The group setting provides an opportunity for members to offer support, insights, and feedback to one another. Group therapy sessions often involve specific therapeutic techniques designed to address the needs of the individuals in the group. These may include cognitive-behavioral exercises, role-playing, psychodrama, or other interactive activities.

Group therapy can be used for various purposes, such as addressing specific mental health issues, improving interpersonal skills, building self-esteem, and enhancing social support networks. It is a widely used and effective therapeutic approach, offering unique benefits that may complement or surpass individual therapy in certain situations.

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Types of Group Therapy

Group therapy goes beyond conversations centered on substance abuse and dependency. It offers a secure space for individuals undergoing recovery to establish connections with fellow participants. Throughout the treatment for substance abuse, our clients can benefit from a varied selection of group therapy options. These services empower participants to explore successful methods for handling difficulties and responding to triggers in a positive way.

Diverse approaches are employed in group therapy, utilizing distinct techniques to assist clients in processing emotions and cultivating effective communication skills. Our array of group therapies, each centered around specific themes, tackles a broad spectrum of challenges that may emerge during the recovery journey.

Every form of group therapy offers its own unique set of benefits for those in addiction treatment. By actively participating in group sessions, you can cultivate improved communication skills and foster healthier relationships. It may not be easy at first to open up. Particularly in a room full of strangers. But your skilled group leader will help facilitate the conversation and guide you through the healing powers of collective sharing. 

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How is Group Therapy Used in Substance Abuse Treatment?

Group therapy is a valuable and widely used approach in the treatment of addiction to drugs and alcohol. It offers a supportive and structured environment where individuals with similar struggles can come together to share their experiences, gain insights, and work towards recovery.

Group therapy provides a sense of community and shared experience. Participants can relate to one another’s challenges, feelings of guilt or shame, and the struggles associated with addiction. This sense of understanding and shared experience helps reduce feelings of isolation.

Group therapy sessions often include educational components, teaching participants about addiction, coping mechanisms, and relapse prevention strategies. The group setting allows for the sharing of various perspectives and effective coping skills.

Group therapy also allows individuals to learn from others’ experiences, which can help them feel less alone in their struggles. Through group discussions, individuals can understand the impact of their addiction on themselves and others, leading to increased motivation for change.

Group Therapy Topics in Rehab

At Spokane Heights Detox, we provide evidence-based treatment techniques to help establish a dedicated atmosphere for recovery. Our group sessions incorporate effective therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness approaches to promote communication, trust, and growth in throughout treatment. 

During group therapy sessions at our rehab center, highly trained facilitators skillfully guide our guests through a diverse array of discussions, covering a wide range of topics including:

Overall, group therapy fosters a sense of belonging, understanding, and shared commitment to recovery. It complements individual therapy and other treatment modalities, providing a holistic approach to addressing the complex issues associated with addiction.

Group therapy introduces participants to a variety of coping strategies for dealing with stress, triggers, and cravings. Members can share what has worked for them, providing practical insights and tools for managing the challenges of recovery.

What To Expect During Group Therapy?

Attending a group therapy session can be a valuable and rewarding experience. During group therapy, our trained and experienced group leaders guide participants in discussions and activities to promote healing and growth. Our group facilitators establish a supportive and accepting environment that promotes open and honest communication.

While attending our residential treatment program, guests identify and process difficult feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. This helps to establish new patterns of thinking. As guests engage in the group session, they are encouraged to share as much as they are comfortable discussing with their peers. In sharing their struggles with others, they open themselves up to new ideas, perspectives, and solutions.

Group therapy sessions are designed to be supportive and non-judgmental. The facilitator and group members typically create an environment where individuals feel safe to share their thoughts and experiences. In the beginning, there may be introductions and icebreaker activities to help participants get to know each other. This can include sharing a bit about oneself, reasons for attending, and personal goals.

The importance of maintaining confidentiality within the group is usually emphasized. Participants are encouraged to respect each other’s privacy and keep the information shared during the session confidential. Depending on the type of group therapy, the facilitator may incorporate various therapeutic techniques such as role-playing, cognitive-behavioral exercises, or guided discussions to address specific issues.

How Can Group Therapy Help In Recovery?

Group therapy can play a crucial role in the recovery process by providing individuals with a supportive and structured environment where they can address various aspects of their addiction. Here are several ways in which group therapy can be beneficial in the recovery journey:

While individual therapy is valuable, group therapy adds a unique dimension by leveraging the power of shared experience and mutual support. It is often an integral part of comprehensive addiction treatment programs, contributing to a more holistic and effective approach to recovery.

Group Therapy at Royal Life Centers

At Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights, group therapy sessions are facilitated by one or more of our addiction therapists. An additional benefit of group therapy is they provide guests with an opportunity to create an organic support network. By interacting with their peers, guests are able to gain a greater understanding of themselves, others, core substance abuse issues, and solutions that are instrumental in their recovery journey.

Because We Care, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights Detox believe in the power of group therapy to effectively treat substance use disorder, as it fosters healthy discussion, identification, hope, and comradery among individuals.

Our Group Therapy Options

During detox, the group takes place daily, five times per day, and focuses on a wide array of topics. Some examples include relapse prevention, self-worth, goal-setting, finding identity in recovery, and processing feelings and emotions. Guests may choose to continue their treatment with us following detox within our residential inpatient program.

After completing detox and residential treatment at Spokane Heights, guests are welcome to transition into our 12-week aftercare program which consists of PHP and IOP. Our aftercare program extends for 12 weeks, providing continuing care services such as individual and group therapy, addiction education, life-skills training, job readiness activities, and relapse prevention planning.

Both our aftercare and outpatient programs are provided at Cascade Heights, our outpatient facility in Mead, Washington. During these lower levels of care, guests may choose to return home after treatment or stay in one of our sober living residences.

Heal From Addiction in Group Therapy

Overcoming addiction is a challenging journey, but with the support of group therapy, you can find hope and healing in a community of understanding peers. Likewise, your participation in group therapy can also help others receive the support and guidance they need to believe in themselves.

If you or a loved one has a substance use disorder and is ready to heal surrounded by a supportive, compassionate recovery community, reach out to Royal Life Centers at any time by calling 888-907-0898. Our 24/7 admissions team is available day and night to answer all of your questions.

Looking for Group Therapy in Rehab?

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us to find out more about how our group therapy services can help. We work with most private insurance policies and offer affordable self-pay rates if you do not have insurance. Give us a call and we will figure out the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.
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