Group therapy at Newport Beach Recovery Center is highly personalized and involves a variety of therapeutic approaches to ensure each client receives the support they need to grow and heal. Our treatment programs offer weekly group therapy sessions that address trauma, substance use disorder (SUD), and other mental health issues. We believe that group therapy enhances the effectiveness of individual therapy and ensures that clients have an opportunity to develop social skills that will help them cope with daily stressors. 

Peer and community support can provide significant benefits for individuals in recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “In the hands of a skilled, well-trained group leader…a group can be harnessed and directed to foster healthy attachments, provide positive peer reinforcement, act as a forum for self-expression, and teach new social skills.” Everyone deserves access to peer support. We encourage clients to build healthy social bonds during rehabilitation. 

Group Therapy Is a Valuable Recovery Tool

Group therapy is a valuable recovery tool. According to SAMHSA, “Across the continuum of care, group therapy can be an effective and efficient modality for improving treatment engagement, developing and practicing coping skills, and supporting recovery.” At Newport Beach Recovery Center, we use multiple forms of group therapy to encourage positive social interactions and skill development. Some of the therapy modalities we use include: 

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Psychoeducational groups 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)

We have the resources to fully personalize group therapy and incorporate various aspects of complementary modalities. 

Group Activities at Newport Beach Recovery Center 

The group therapy and activities offered at Newport Beach Recovery Center include: 

  • The development of healthy coping skills
  • Spontaneous therapy and activity groups 
  • Relapse prevention
  • Recreational therapy 
  • Adventure therapy
  • Art therapy 
  • Music therapy 
  • Outdoor talk therapy
  • Group activities, including whale watching and day outings
  • Sober team-building activities 

We conduct regular progress reports for each client to ensure they are on track to meet their recovery goals. Frequent check-ins allow us to adapt treatment plans and group therapy as necessary to ensure all clients receive the type of support they need to experience effective treatment and long-term recovery. 

Groups Are Highly Personalized

The groups at our facility are highly personalized. Spontaneous groups may develop to address specific challenges that may appear during rehabilitation. We believe everyone should have access to a therapy group that makes them feel safe and comfortable. Clients collaborate with our team to ensure we consider their needs and preferences when assigning groups. In addition to traditional therapies, we also bring in outside experts to provide alternative holistic therapies if we determine it will improve the treatment outcome for an individual or group. 

We Celebrate Diversity and Personal Choice 

LGBTQIA+ individuals can join whatever group makes them feel most comfortable. We celebrate diversity and personal choice at Newport Beach Recovery Center while maintaining individualized care. Everyone deserves access to high-quality treatment that helps them to grow, heal, and make noticeable progress in their recovery. We are here to make sure anyone who wants to get sober can connect with the treatment and therapy they need to regain control of their life. 

What Happens During Group Therapy? 

You can expect to hear others talk about things they have experienced and how they feel about treatment. Group members can be in different stages of recovery. However, most of the time, people with similar life experiences get grouped together to make sure the guided topics remain relevant for everyone. 

Group therapy usually involves the following: 

  • Guided discussions
  • Therapy exercises 
  • Skill development 
  • Peer interactions 
  • Shared literature on recovery topics 
  • Homework between sessions 

Every group is different. Most use multiple therapeutic approaches to address issues relevant to each individual in the group. The specific therapy methods will depend on several factors, and our comprehensive client assessments ensure we match everyone with the right group. Not all clients react well to traditional group therapies, and we can always make exceptions. We will never force a client to divulge anything in a group that makes them feel uncomfortable.

Your Safety and Comfort Are Our Priority 

Our top priority at Newport Beach Recovery Center is to ensure every client feels safe, comfortable, and respected during treatment. We believe each client has value and should receive the best care. Positive lifestyle changes are easier to maintain if the client feels secure and supported. Group therapy is an excellent tool for healing and can give clients a new way of looking at themselves, their peers, and the world around them. Our care team goes the extra mile to make sure clients feel heard during group when they share their perspectives and experiences. 

Group therapy and social activities can help you recover from substance use disorder, learn to set social boundaries, increase communication, and provide vital coping skills for everyday stressors. Our therapy groups are inclusive, diverse, and support individual growth. We understand that everyone responds differently to various methods of treatment. Our options can be tailored to ensure every group participant feels heard and understood. Actively participating in therapy is essential to long-term recovery, and healthy social bonds can help clients remain accountable and feel more confident about their sobriety. We encourage peers to support one another through the rehabilitation process and make strong positive social connections with others going through the program. Peer interactions can have a significant impact on the effectiveness of therapy. To learn more about the programs at Newport Beach Recovery Center, call us today at (888) 850-0363.