You get the most out of your group sessions by keeping yourself open to what you can learn. Giving and accepting feedback helps yourself and others during group. Spending time balancing listening and sharing will help you get the most out of a group therapy program.
Six Stages of Group Therapy
Therapists guide the group through six stages. These stages include the time before you consider changing your behaviors, called precontemplation. You feel almost forced to attend group sessions during this stage.
During contemplation, you start thinking about quitting your substance abuse. The preparation stage includes planning to quit your substance abuse while seeing your drugs cause harmful consequences. The action stage involves taking your first steps toward lasting sobriety, making real changes in your life.
When you reach the maintenance stage of your group therapy program, you’re doing your best to remain drug-free. During this time you focus on avoiding relapse. You may even achieve complete recovery in the maintenance stage.
Recurrence takes place in group treatment when you suffer a relapse. You return in one of your earlier stages of recovery, quickly rebuilding your sobriety. You also rebuild with better awareness and understanding of what caused you to relapse.
A Group Therapy Program in a Los Angeles Rehab
In Los Angeles, Melrose Recovery Group provides a full spectrum of addiction treatment programs for adults struggling with opioids and other substances. This treatment starts in detox and continues through inpatient rehab. Inpatient treatment at Melrose Recovery Group includes:
- Detox program with 30-day Suboxone tapering
- Evidence-based therapy
- Adventure therapy program
- Experiential therapy program
- Family therapy program
At Melrose Recovery Group you can dream of a better life. You just need the right help to get you to that life you imagine. Contact Melrose Recovery Group now at 800-217-3710 for more information about available programs.