Group Therapy Group

There are multiple ways to overcome an addiction. One of the most effective and common options is group therapy. Explore some key benefits of group counseling and addiction treatment therapies for treating drug and alcohol addictions.

Cindy Essary
Cindy Essary
2023-12-01
Soledad has been a rewarding experience for me. I have come out so much happier, stronger and more motivated to make the changes in my life, to live the life I was meant to live. So, thank you to all the wonderfully talented people of Soledad who took such great care of me. Now, I can be the wife. mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. Christian etc…that I want to be today, tomorrow etc…Much Love, Cindy 💕
Mallory Trumbull
Mallory Trumbull
2023-07-23
Amazing, help me is so many ways. Thank you. Go to go get help for recovery to the best I Beek to another and it didn't Soledad had helped me.
Leslie Hurndon
Leslie Hurndon
2023-07-08
Etta is by far the best house manager I have ever had. She is one of the most hard working females I have ever met in my life. I love Etta.
Kelly Harris-Stevenson
Kelly Harris-Stevenson
2023-05-01
When I prioritize the reasons that today I am 240 days sober!! I list God first & Soledad 2nd! & That is an absolute fact. My initial move to a sober living in California did not include Soledad but how grateful i am that God had a different plan. From the moment I was picked up at the airport I knew I was in the right place. The therapists, administrative staff, & house & day managers are absolutely amazing & felt more like FAMILY than employees of Soledad & now I am also grateful to Soledad because I am an employee as well!! The support I received whether it was therapeutic, Drs appointments, insurance or Short term disability assistance was phenomenal & readily given. I always FELT KELLY MATTERED which is something we don't feel from the world while on active addiction. I will end with this: if you have reached the point of Desperation due to your addiction & are ready to start living a healthy life as we were all meant to then SOLEDAD Treatment is exactly who & where you should be. GOD BLESS SOLEDAD & THE STAFF
Savannah
Savannah
2023-03-02
The staff at Soledad is above and beyond what I could have expected. This is an excellent sober living facility!!
donny gath
donny gath
2022-08-20
Most amazing program for women we have been a part of!!! The program is very structured, very supportive and most of all successful. I will refer everyone to Solidad I can that needs help, they saved my daughters life.
Samantha Proffitt
Samantha Proffitt
2022-06-04
I finally found a place where I could be safe. My entire life I've been searching for stability, unconditional love and a chance to have my own identity. I found that here at Soledad House. It wasn't easy and I stood in my own way a lot. The people at Soledad never gave up on me but they didn't baby me either. They let me know daily that I was worthy of living the life I had always imagined. They helped me to begin looking at my trauma and the shame around it. At Soledad House I am surrounded by the most powerful women who understand the seriousness of this disease and the courage it takes to fight it. Without this program I don't think I would be here right now. I am eternally grateful for Soledad House and the women on this journey with me. If you are looking for a program for you or someone else, please look into this one!
Katherine Egan
Katherine Egan
2022-05-27
I wish I had heard of Soledad earlier. It would’ve cut down a lot on my time spent in treatment if I had gotten to go straight to such an organized, segmented program that actually helps you set up for discharge and begin your life outside of treatment. Best treatment facility I’ve been to.
Amanda
Amanda
2022-05-26
I will have 4 years of sobriety in a few months. I owe so much of that to Soledad. I will forever be grateful for my time there. No recovery program is perfect, but I can confidently say that they genuinely care about every woman that walks through their doors.
Melissa Zapata
Melissa Zapata
2022-04-15
After 70 days of treatment from my previous treatment center, I decided to come to Soledad House. Let me tell you... best decision I ever made in a lifetime. What Soledad has instilled in me are things I will always carry in my recovery. The staff, counselors, doctors and admin make this place what it is. The homes are beautiful and the support I have received from the girls at this program will last a lifetime. I am almost 6 months sober now and owe it to this place. They also offer aftercare, which I am going to, and sober living as well. I dont think I would have come as far as I am now in my recovery if it was not for Soledad House. If you are ready for chance of a life changing experience , Soledad House is the place for you. THANK YOU SOLEDAD!

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Minimize Isolation

Addiction can be very lonely. Unfortunately, recovery can also be lonely. Although the road to recovery is one of positive change, many people still feel isolated or misunderstood.

It’s easy to feel like no one else understands the reality of addiction. Staff members, medical professionals, and even family members may mean well, but they can’t know unless they’ve also experienced addiction.

In a group therapy session, all participants are going through similar struggles. Even those who are in recovery understand cravings, temptations, and day-to-day challenges. By participating in a group session, people feel connected. It’s hard to say that you’re alone when you’re surrounded by others who have been exactly where you are now.

Increases Social and Communication Skills

Addiction can cause countless problems and change many aspects of an individual’s life. One of the ways it negatively impacts people’s lifestyles is by damaging social skills. Individuals who have been abusing substances for a long time may not remember how to socialize or interact while sober.

There’s a learning curve involved, but it can be tough to head out into the world and go on job interviews or make new friends. In some ways, group counseling is like the introductory course to communication.

In a group setting, individuals will have the chance to listen to others and respond appropriately. They can tell stories and share experiences. There’s a protocol to follow, and everyone who wants to speak will get a turn. This is a fantastic way to brush up on communication skills and prepare for life after rehab.

Allows for Judgement-Free Sharing

Addiction is an illness and it causes many people to do and say things they regret. It can be cathartic to share these experiences, but nobody wants to feel judged. A group setting offers a judgment-free zone.

Everyone in the group has struggled with addiction at some point, so they all understand the nature of the disease. No one will be judgmental, and there’s usually protocol in place to only offer constructive input.

Having a safe space for sharing encourages people to speak up. Additionally, most group sessions are anonymous, so only individuals in the group will hear what others share.

Opportunity to Gain Perspective From Peers

Another benefit of group therapy is that it can offer perspective. It’s common during rehab to feel alienated or victimized, and many individuals don’t want to take responsibility for their actions. In group counseling, peers will be honest about the situation.

The advice from peers can often be more relevant and more helpful than the words from family members, partners, friends or even professional counselors. People who understand addiction are in the best position to offer input and perspective on life after addiction.

Group Therapy at Our Recovery Center

At Soledad House, our addiction recovery groups in San Diego are a big part of the overall addiction treatment plan. Since we provide a women-only environment, the group dynamic is even more specific and more helpful. Women can experience a sense of camaraderie and support that they can’t get anywhere else. In addition to group therapy, patients can work toward recovery thanks to the following treatment methods:
Group therapy can be a wonderful tool in the fight against addiction. At Soledad House in San Diego, California, women can take strides toward their sobriety. Contact us at 866.314.3222 to begin your journey to recovery.

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