Group Addiction Therapy

Group Addiction Therapy is offered daily as part of our residential addiction treatment program.

In Group therapy sessions, clients recognize that many share their experiences and feelings, which helps to remove the sense of isolation and raise self-esteem. Group sessions encourage clients to help each other. They share coping skills and support one another. The group setting provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to improve interpersonal behavior, communications, and social skills. Clients will share experiences and difficult situations that stimulate their addictive tendencies. In doing so, they learn how to deal with them. Group therapy is another powerful modality Tranquility Woods offers in its fully integrated program. Group sessions include topics such as grief, loss, anger, stress, and shame.

Examples of groups offered in our program

Below are a handful of examples of groups we have exposed clients to in the past. Our groups and lessons are often updated.

Behavior & Boundaries
Clients and their families break into groups, and each group was given a family scenario that included a family member struggling with alcoholism/addiction.

Values Clarification
Clients share actions that have generated guilt and shame and are also defined as a group the difference between guilt and shame.

Music Coping Playlist
Clients are encouraged to complete a coping playlist to help manage difficult emotions.

Six Human Needs
Clients are further informed on the force that possibly drives and shapes all of our emotions, actions, and possibly qualities of life.

Cellular Expansion and Healing
A Healing Guided Meditation.

PTSD and Addiction
Clients share trauma events that have created PTSD symptoms in their lives and discussed how some have used chemicals to self-medicate.

Stigma of Addiction
Clients receive education on setting goals, creating their own path, not judging themselves harshly, and the unexpected gifts of recovery.

Doing Mind vs Being Mind
Clients read through the first chapter of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy and learn about mindfulness and the difference between the doing mind and the being mind.

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We believe that drugs and alcohol are not the root or cause of addiction ~ There is usually an underlying problem, that if not addressed, will cause success to be short-lived. We know that if we treat the whole person, success can be lifelong. We believe it is imperative to develop a personalized recovery plan for every client and to not take a “cookie-cutter approach.” By combining the best blend of techniques and determining what will be most effective for each individual, we believe our clients will be better positioned to live a healthy, successful life in recovery.

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