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Group Therapy Program

With the help of a group therapy program, you’ll find that you’re not alone and that other people have faced the same battles and won them.

two young men talk in a group therapy programWhen recovering from substance use, group therapy is a valuable addiction therapy option. However, many people struggle to attend group sessions due to the fear of opening up. This is understandable, and our team at Red Oak Recovery® knows how difficult it is to talk about your addiction. We’ll stand by your side in rehab and recovery; through it all, we give you the strength to prevail when an obstacle arises.

At Red Oak Recovery®, group therapy is one tool that our clients can use to help them understand their addiction. With the help of a group therapy program, you’ll find that you’re not alone and that other people have faced the same battles and won them.

Are you ready to overcome your addiction and move into a healthier and happier lifestyle? If so, our North Carolina young men’s therapy programs can help. Contact Red Oak Recovery® today at 828.382.9699 to learn how group therapy in Asheville, NC, can assist your recovery.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Did you know that group therapy for addiction is a core aspect of substance use recovery? Moreover, it’s a highly effective way of promoting positive growth and change. This psychosocial treatment typically targets a specific substance use and gives you the outlet to open up about your struggles. By doing so, you will gain a better understanding of your addiction and set goals for your recovery. Other benefits include:

  • Support and encouragement
  • Gaining perspective through discussion
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Diversity
  • Building trust and understanding

Group therapy for men can be intimidating at first glance, but it’s more rewarding than most people think. By hearing others’ stories, some of which will be very similar to yours, you can relate to others and gain the perspective you need to continue your recovery journey.

These small group sessions will help you reconnect and gain insight into your addiction. They are regularly accompanied by individual therapy and treatment as well, including our 12-step addiction recovery program. Support is necessary for success in rehab, and this treatment option provides encouragement and a supporting cast that can relate to your substance use.

Working in Groups

You will likely have many questions before entering a group therapy session. What should I share? How much should I open up? Will anyone have addiction stories like mine?

It’s completely normal to have these feelings before any addiction therapy services, and it’s essential to feel comfortable during any counseling session. Always remember that you’re not the only one opening up and asking these same questions. By sharing your story, you’ll start to understand the roots of your addiction and the causes behind it.

At first, the other group members will be strangers to you, but after multiple sessions, you’ll begin to see them as friends and some of the best support you have. As you can see, the impact of men’s group therapy can make a huge difference in your recovery.



Is Group Therapy Effective?

Substance use is commonly known for being a lonely disease, but group therapy gives you companionship and understanding. Giving and gaining support from others with similar issues is an effective way of finding insight, relief, and confidence during rehab and recovery.

It may be difficult to see the solution to your problem, possibly because you’re too close to it emotionally. You’ll receive positive feedback and encouragement in a non-judgmental environment by discussing your group struggles. Working with other people can help you grow and thrive. It can also give you friends that you can rely on to help you stay drug- or alcohol-free outside of treatment.

How Do We Incorporate Group Therapy into Our Addiction Treatment Programs?

While group therapy is an essential part of our addiction treatment programs, it is not the only treatment option we provide at our young men’s addiction treatment center. Group therapy is effective but works best when combined with the many other therapies and treatments offered at Red Oak. These treatments are also effective ways to gain a stable life in recovery.

At our North Carolina men’s treatment center, we pride ourselves on offering a combination of evidence-based therapies and experiential therapies. Evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, are treatments that experts in addiction treatment have studied extensively. These treatments have research backing them up, showing they are highly effective.

Experiential therapies are part of what makes Red Oak Recovery® unique. Through these treatment options, our clients can get out into nature and learn more about themselves and the world around them. We offer several experiential therapy options, including:

  • Adventure therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Wilderness therapy
  • Holistic therapy

Clients can engage in evidence-based and experiential therapy in individual and group settings.

How Can Group Therapy Support Mental Health Issues?

Unfortunately, addiction and mental health issues are often interlinked. Some people develop mental health issues because of extended periods of drug or alcohol use. For instance, using drugs or alcohol may put the individual in traumatic situations that their brain is unable to process correctly. As a result, they may suffer from trauma or PTSD.

Conversely, many people begin using drugs or alcohol as a method of coping with their mental health condition. Alcohol, for example, is a common substance that people use to manage social anxiety. However, in doing so, they put themselves at risk of developing a tolerance and dependence on the substance.

Whether your addiction caused a mental health concern or resulted from a mental health condition, there is help and hope available. Our dual diagnosis treatment program, which often includes group therapy, addresses both concerns concurrently. With the help of this treatment, you’ll get the tools to manage your mental health concerns and addiction, allowing you to thrive in recovery. Our team is equipped to treat a wide array of mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Disordered eating

Mental health group therapy is a critical tool during dual diagnosis treatment. Through group therapy, many of our clients can understand their mental health symptoms and support one another in their recoveries.

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Begin Treatment Today At Red Oak Recovery®

The first step to a successful recovery is deciding to seek help. Red Oak Recovery® is proud to provide our clients with the best possible recovery services with respect and integrity. You’ll never face your substance use alone at Red Oak Recovery®. Overcome your addiction today and begin your journey to sobriety at our beautiful campus. We have addiction treatment programs that we have specifically designed for the needs of young adult men.

When you’re battling addiction, mental health concerns, or trauma, you may feel like you’re alone in the fight. However, with the help of group therapy, you’ll find that you are not alone anymore. You have the opportunity to work with other men to begin the recovery process, gaining coping mechanisms and friendships that you can use throughout your journey to sobriety.

Don’t live another day in isolation and addiction. Call us now at 828.382.9699 or complete our online form for more information about how our group therapy program can support your recovery.