Group therapy is an essential part of any effective addiction therapy program. The support and understanding offered by peers at a similar stage in the recovery journey help to build the foundation that leads to a lasting recovery from substance use disorders.
The professionals at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient understand that addiction recovery can’t happen in isolation. Our group therapy program helps clients overcome addiction through convenient sessions that easily fit around home and work responsibilities.
Call 888.498.2376 today to learn more about the addiction group counseling program at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient.
How a Group Counseling Program Supports Addiction Recovery
Addiction is often called a condition of isolation. Attending group therapy and addiction support groups is a powerful way to flip the tables. Clients can experience firsthand how building meaningful connections with others supports mental and emotional health and enhances overall quality of life.
When you first begin a group therapy program in Mississippi, the other people in the room are strangers. However, those strangers quickly become a source of support, belonging, and accountability.
As clients move through sessions, they build skills related to communicating, expressing emotions, and increasing self-awareness. The peers in a group program develop into a support network that becomes a source of knowledge and advice.
Group session participants build relationships and work together to offer one another thoughtful feedback, understanding, and companionship on the path to recovery.
Benefits of an Addiction Group Therapy Program
Individual therapy sessions with a therapist can be highly effective. However, there are limits to what one-on-one sessions can offer clients working to overcome substance use disorders.
There are many different types of addiction support groups and group therapy options. What they have in common is the basic premise that no one is alone as they work to overcome addiction.
Some of the key benefits afforded by an addiction group therapy program include:
- Growing a support network
- Building friendships with others in recovery
- Practicing healthy communication skills
- Increasing ability for self-expression
- Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries
- Learning to navigate conflict
- Feeling understood and supported
- Experiencing accountability
People in group therapy programs relearn skills for relating to others, learning to rely on relationships to help heal past hurts, gain new perspectives, and experience a sense of solidarity.
Group sessions can have a significant impact on treatment participation rates. Even on days when you’re not feeling in the mood to attend a session, knowing that your peers are expecting you and will worry if you don’t show up helps you build the habit of doing what’s best for your recovery, regardless of how you feel in the moment.
What to Expect from Our Group Therapy Program in Mississippi
We believe there’s no replacement for peers who can give you a sense of belonging and understanding as you work toward recovery. Our group therapy program for addiction provides clients with a positive environment where they give and receive support as they learn how to navigate life without substances.
Group sessions are facilitated by a therapist. Sessions consist of a variety of lessons and activities designed to build skills that help support addiction recovery, mental and emotional health, and overall quality of life.
When a group therapy program ends, clients are encouraged to stay connected to their new recovery community by participating in our aftercare program, alumni program, and addiction recovery support groups.
Call Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient for Help Finding Addiction Support Groups
At Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient, we understand that going off to residential rehab isn’t a practical option for many people. Our outpatient group therapy program offers the same benefits as an inpatient program but on a flexible schedule that fits around your work responsibilities and family life.