Recovering from addiction take hard work, dedication, and a lot of strength. Recovery isn’t something that happens overnight, and you are going to need help. Many people who try to overcome addiction without professional help often end up relapsing within a few weeks. Rehab facilities offer a number of services including detox, individual therapy, and group therapy. Many people in recovery find treatment through a process group to be incredibly beneficial.
A process group is a form of group therapy that allows you to learn the skills necessary to deal with the stress of recovery, and also how to navigate socially and emotionally.
There are 5 to 10 people in a process group. In the beginning, the facilitator works with the group so that they can earn each other’s trust. When this happens, and everyone is comfortable with one another, the group will be ready to open up and share their feelings. Members of the group will share their feelings, their struggles, and their story with the group. The other members are encouraged to agree, disagree, offer support, offer encouragement, and give their feedback. Every member of the group can get a lot from hearing the other group members’ stories.
To keep order during a process group meeting, there are rules. The most crucial rule is confidentiality. What is said in the group stays in the group. This is the only way that the group can trust one another. You also need to be honest. If you aren’t, you aren’t going to get much out of the group. You also need to participate in the conversation. You are expected to express your feelings about what you hear openly. You should avoid telling other members of the group what they should or should not do. You aren’t qualified to give this type of advice. Finally, your feedback should be constructive, not harmful.
When you are part of a process group, you can gain feedback from other people who have been in the same situation. You can also help your fellow group members learn about themselves. Self-awareness is an essential part of recovery, and it is something that you can get from a process group. The members of the group can help you gain a better understanding of your behavior, and what led you down that path that led you to drugs or alcohol.
It is not uncommon to lose trust in yourselves and others when you are suffering from addiction. While you are in a process group, you can learn how to trust others again. You can also learn how to open up to others again, which is an essential part of your recovery.
Finally, setting goals is part of the recovery process. When you are in a process group, you can set goals, and the other members are there to hold you accountable, which will help you reach the goals you have set for yourself.
Recovery Revelations is a detox and residential inpatient program located in the Phelan area of Los Angeles. We will help you safely detox, and then we will work closely with you to get to the root of your addiction. We provide you with one-on-one counseling, process group counseling, and family therapy. We also understand the effectiveness of nutrition and exercise, holistic treatment, and spiritual health, and these will be incorporated into your treatment program. When you are ready to be released, we provide after-care therapy as well as a mentor program to keep you on the right path. At Recovery Revelations, we offer all the essential treatments to have you live a clean and sober life. Contact us today if you or a loved one are struggling with addiction.