Group Therapy

addiction Group Therapy in pennsylvania

Group therapy is one of the most common (and important) addiction treatment modalities. Nevertheless, some clients struggle at the beginning due to fear and shame. This is entirely normal, and our therapists understand how brave it is to speak candidly about your addiction and the consequences it has stirred in your life. The natural tendency of people to come together makes group therapy a powerful treatment tool for treating substance use disorder, one that is as effective as individual therapy. The effectiveness of group therapy is highlighted by many worthwhile benefits. For example, it reduces isolation and enabling members to simply watch the recovery of others. Another reason why support group gatherings work so well is that they are appropriate especially for treating co-occurring disorders that frequently accompany addiction, such as depression, isolation, bipolar or PTSD.

BriteLife Recovery Pennsylvania is a retreat of hope and healing. Our team and your treatment peers will stand with you and support your struggles. Through it all, group therapy at our Hanover treatment center creates the opportunity to be honest so you can recover from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

How Does Group Therapy Work?

Most people are understandably afraid before joining a group therapy session for the first time. What should I say? What types of things should I discuss? Will everyone think I am weird?

These are common feelings and it’s crucial to feel comfortable during any therapy session. Please bear in mind that you’re not the only one who is sharing and having these same worries. By revealing your story, you’ll begin to understand the origins of your addiction and the causes behind it.

Initially, the other group peers will be outsiders to you, but rapidly you’ll begin to see them as friends and “teammates.” As you come to realize recovery is a team sport!

Benefits of Group Therapy in hanover

Group therapy is an important therapy in Pennsylvania addiction treatment. It’s also shown to be an effective method for stimulating and developing growth and change.

This psychosocial therapy provides an opportunity for clients to reveal their addiction stories. At the same time, the remaining group members share their own stories to relate. As a result, clients gain a better grasp of their addiction and set aspirations for their recovery.

Group therapy benefits include:

  • Peer support and motivation.
  • Point of view through discussion.
  • Behavioral improvement.
  • Diversity
  • Cultivates trust and awareness

Small groups of 10-12 clients intersect and gain recognition about their addiction. Group therapy in Pennsylvania is used in tandem with one-on-one therapy. The peer support from "group" is essential for accomplishment in rehab. It demonstrates that no one has to do this alone!


In addition to regular group therapy, BriteLife offers focus groups as another recovery resource. Our focus groups provide education and offer real coping tools to help each client manage their lives in a productive, safe, and healthy manner. Some of our focus group topics include:

  • Women’s way through the 12 Steps 
  • Helping men recover
  • Seeking safety
  • Mind over mood
  • Living in balance
  • Staying sober
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Stress management
  • Mindfulness tools
  • Medication assisted treatment (MAT)

If you need addiction help and are ready to take the first step, then call us today at 866-470-1464. BriteLife will help heal your mind, body, and spirit while providing you with the tools to succeed in recovery.

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