Group sessions with 8-10 patients

Patients work together, empathise, support and see positive changes in each other.

Group therapy enhances self-awareness and insight through the shared experiences and openness of other group members.

How Group Therapy Improves Rehab

Group therapy is an integral part of our treatment programme as it:

  • Helps patients to discuss their self defeating behaviours and negative attitudes
  • Encourages the process of change through support and challenge
  • Identifies problems and situations which could lead to relapse
  • Educates on drinking and drug-using behaviour and its consequences
  • Assists patients in making decisions that are crucial to their recovery
  • Prepares patients for long-term abstinence and involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
  • Encourages patients to learn from the experience and example of others

How Group Therapy Works

One of our trained and experienced therapists listens, gently identifies and points out issues and problems, reflecting these back to the patient. Group therapy does not try to find causes for dependency but rather takes a practical “here and now” look at each patient’s addictions.

During group therapy patients present their life stories, complete small tasks and present homework e.g. examining some of the most serious consequences of their addiction and sharing this with the group, or identifying how fear/shame blocks their recovery. This begins a journey for patients which, with the additional insights from the group, enables them to deepen the understanding of their addiction.

Specialised Group Therapy

Some groups are directed towards a particular goal:

Bereavement/Grief Therapy

Grief is a powerful and complex emotion accompanied by deep, lasting pain. Going through a natural grieving process that eventually provides acceptance and closure is critical. Using alcohol or drugs to numb the pain may prevent the healing process.  More.

Women-Only Therapy Group

At Castle Craig, we understand that it can sometimes be difficult for a woman to talk about the emotional pain and traumatic experiences she has gone through in a group that includes men. Women’s Group provides a safe and comfortable setting for women in recovery to open up and share stories and feelings that they may otherwise keep hidden. More.

Get in touch today

For how we can help you please telephone Castle Craig on our 24-Hour Helpline: 01721 728118 or click here to arrange a free addiction assessment or here for more information.

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Page last reviewed and clinically fact-checked | October 12, 2021