Recovery can be a very lonely process. Substance abuse disorders may cause people to isolate themselves from their friends and family, and many who struggle with addiction are subject to judgment and abandonment. This makes it harder to reach out and find the support that sets people on the path to healing recovery. It doesn’t have to be a lonely process, however. If you want a support network to help you get sober and stay sober, group therapy in Los Angeles
is a great way to start. This article will highlight some of the key benefits you will receive.
Find a Safe Environment
Conquer Recovery Centers offers group therapy programs in Los Angeles so you will never have to struggle alone. One of the things that set us apart from other recovery clinics in LA is that our facility and our mission are rooted in the fact that substance abusers are people too - they deserve just as much respect and compassion as anyone else does.
Group therapy makes it possible to find people whose experiences are similar to yours and understand your situation on a level that others aren’t able to. We make our clients feel welcome and comfortable as they participate in our programs, and connecting with your peers is something we encourage. Work on developing your social skills as you progress in your healing recovery treatment plan with others who are doing the same.
Group therapy is structured and facilitated and creates an environment that allows people to learn and share as much as they feel comfortable. You will always find support and understanding here.
Understand Who You Are
Addiction not only hurts our connections to others, but it also hurts our sense of self. Identity, confidence, and self-image can become compromised by substance abuse. Group therapy programs in Los Angeles empower clients to rediscover their voices and find new ways to express their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. The ability to communicate your needs and your concerns helps you get back in touch with who you are and what you want in life.
Hearing the stories and perspectives of other people can also offer you insights that might otherwise be inaccessible to you. Everyone’s story is important, and we want to hear yours too. If you aren’t ready to share, that’s okay - if and when you’re ready to talk there will always be a group of people ready to listen.
Acknowledge Your Achievements
In group therapy we don’t sink or swim together, your progress is still your own. But you have a group of people who can help you stay on track, and help you get back on your feet when you slip up. Making mistakes is normal, it’s a part of being human, and expecting yourself to heal a certain way on a specific timeline is unreasonable. Your peers can hold you accountable and make sure that you pick yourself back up every time you fall.
Accountability is sometimes conflated with bullying or guilt-tripping, but in our clinic, it’s a way of giving and receiving positive feedback or advice. No one is here to make you feel like a failure or that you’re incapable of living a fulfilling and substance-free lifestyle.
Your peers aren’t only here to make sure you keep doing your best even after you make a mistake, they can celebrate your victories too! People who haven’t struggled with substance abuse may not be able to see why certain actions or decisions are worth celebrating, and this can be discouraging or invalidating. Your peers will always see your accomplishments for what they truly are and will remind you that you’re allowed to feel good about the progress you have made, no matter how ‘big’ or ‘small’ it may seem.
Get the Help You Need
We understand that group therapy isn’t for everyone, and we never force our clients to participate. Every client works with our team to create an individualized treatment plan as part of the intake process. Your healing should happen on your terms, not because someone tells you what’s best for you. If you want to find other ways to improve your connections with other people we also offer a family therapy program in our Los Angeles facility. These family therapy sessions are open to members of any age, from grandparents to young children. Like group therapy, family therapy takes place in a facilitated and structured environment where everyone has a chance to be heard without turning it into a shouting match. Family therapy is meant to bring people together, not deepen any relational wounds through guilt and blame. Our counselors are also able to offer your loved ones the support as well as the education that they need to find healing recovery in their own lives. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance abuse disorder, help is here. Conquest Recovery Centers is a place of healing and growth, not punishment. To learn more about our group therapy and family therapy in Los Angeles, contact a member
of our professional team today. We are available to talk to you 24/7. Recovery shouldn’t have to wait, and neither should you.