Addiction can cause damage to an individual’s physical and mental health, relationships, finances, and many other aspects of their life. In order to help our clients heal from the effects of addiction, we offer a number of mental health therapy programs as part of our dual diagnosis treatment programs. Group therapy is a foundational part of our recovery programs.
In small groups with your recovery-focused peers, you’ll find support and perspective to help you on your journey to recovery. Learn more about Ethan Crossing of Cleveland’s counseling and therapy programs by contacting us today at 855.967.2436.
Why Group Therapy Is Part of Addiction Treatment
Group therapy is a kind of psychotherapy that differs from an individual therapy program. In individual therapy, clients work with therapists one-on-one to better understand issues like past trauma or mental health conditions and how they can contribute to addiction. In group therapy sessions, several clients work together with a therapist.
Group therapy is designed to be a safe, supportive space where those in recovery can talk about their challenges and successes in sobriety. Group therapy is part of our addiction treatment programs at Ethan Crossing of Cleveland because it can help our clients build a strong network of support and allows each client to spend more time in therapy than would be possible if we only offered one-on-one sessions.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Our group therapy program offers a wide range of benefits:
- You’ll interact with others in recovery on a consistent basis
- You’ll learn how others with substance use disorders cope with drug and alcohol cravings and avoid relapse
- Participating in group therapy can help you realize that you do not have to do everything alone
- Sharing information about your own experiences can boost your confidence and encourage others on their road to recovery
- You’ll find the freedom to release feelings of guilt, stress, and pain in an understanding atmosphere
- Group therapy can be used in conjunction with a depression treatment program or an anxiety treatment program
In group therapy, our guests learn healthy coping skills to help them manage mental health issues, cravings, or triggers for relapse. Guests also learn to avoid destructive behavior, such as seeking out alcohol or drugs.
What to Expect in a Group Therapy Program
Your group therapy sessions will consist of small groups, typically ranging in size from four to 12 participants. Sessions typically last for one to two hours. Your therapist will set the topic for the session and will encourage participants to share their experiences. You might focus on skills development, cycle educational groups, or mental health issues. At Ethan Crossing, we also offer family therapy, anxiety treatment, and depression treatment.
If you don’t feel comfortable sharing right away, you won’t be forced to. However, you’ll find that once you open up about your experiences with substance abuse that it feels like a burden has been lifted. Sharing your story with others can help them better support you as you work to change your life.
Reach out to Ethan Crossing of Cleveland Today
Contact our team today to learn more about how group therapy can play a role in your journey to recovery. At Ethan Crossing of Cleveland, we offer a number of addiction treatment programs, including:
- Men’s rehab
- Women’s rehab
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
- Outpatient treatment program
In addition, we offer a detox center where individuals who need to go through withdrawal can do so in a safe environment with medical support. We’ll do everything we can to give you a strong foundation for successful lifelong recovery. Learn more by reaching out to Ethan Crossing of Cleveland today at 855.967.2436 or by contacting us online.