Many sober group activities are included in a group therapy program that is a part of an all-encompassing addiction treatment plan. While some people may feel afraid to open up to others during therapy, they soon discover the benefits of different life perspectives while developing long-lasting, supportive friendships. An addiction group therapy program is an essential tool for treating addiction and other mental health disorders.
At Crestview Recovery, our group therapy programs go a long way toward helping individuals reach their recovery goals. Each program uses various behavioral therapy techniques for treating addiction through group and individual therapy. In group therapy, we incorporate skills training, group discussions, and holistic activities to build our client’s confidence in maintaining lifelong sobriety. To learn more about our addiction group therapy program, call 866.262.0531 today to speak to one of our caring team members.
The Benefits of Sober Group Activities
By participating in group therapy, you discover that you are not alone in your struggles with addiction. Addiction is a mental health disorder that affects everyone, no matter their age, race, sex, or religion. Even those who call themselves social users or micro-dose will still feel the effects of addiction as their body becomes dependent on the substance of choice.
By enrolling in an addiction treatment program, you will participate in group and private therapy sessions led by a trained behavioral therapist. Group therapy will include others who are working toward their recovery goals, and together, you will assist each other in reaching them. You will discover several benefits of participating in sober group activities that include:
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Improves communication skills
- Allows clients to fine-tune coping skills
- Gain unique perspectives on recovery from peers
- Build a strong support network of sober friends
At Crestview Recovery, our sober group activities focus on the physical and mental aspects of recovery through recreational therapy, mindfulness therapy, nutrition therapy, and other holistic activities. As you progress through the program, we will monitor your progress and make any changes necessary to ensure your success.
5 Fun Sober Activities for Group Therapy
Participating in sober group activities is the best way to build your confidence in maintaining lifelong sobriety. Practice makes perfect, and you will have plenty of opportunities to practice your coping skills and gain other vital life skills.
There are many different types of sober activities for group therapy, such as nature walks, role-laying games, animal-assisted therapy, nutrition classes, exercise, and many more. These programs will promote sober living and give you new ways to enjoy life.
Here are five sober group activities that will benefit your addiction recovery:
1. Create an Affirmation/Motivation Board
Writing down your goals is an important step in the recovery process. Creating a visual reminder of what you are working toward can help keep you motivated to reach those goals. You can use inspiring affirmations or quotes, photos of loved ones, or other things that are important to your happiness.
During role-playing games, clients will take on the role of a parent, spouse, or other person affected by the addiction to try and see their point of view. This can go a long way to helping you see how your actions affect others and the consequences of those actions.
3. Group Discussions
An important part of group therapy is talking about your triumphs and struggles with addiction and listening to feedback from your peers. They can give you fresh insight from different life perspectives and see how others are coping with their symptoms. Group therapy dispels the myth that addiction creates that you are alone in your struggles.
Addiction recovery involves getting a better understanding of your emotions and how to control them. Meditation is an excellent way to center yourself, calm your racing thoughts, and gain personal enlightenment. Group meditation is a type of guided meditation with the therapist using key phrases to guide your journey inward.
5. Nutrition Education
Addiction recovery is a whole-person recovery experience and will improve many aspects of your life. Learning about nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating can improve your chances of getting healthy and staying sober.
Crestview Recovery: Addiction Group Therapy Program
At Crestview Recovery, we support individuals who are struggling with addiction to alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and other narcotics. We offer a full complement of beneficial therapies through private and group therapy settings. Each client will participate in group activities with their peers to build healthy relationships and learn new ways to cope with their thoughts and emotions.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out to our team today at 866.262.0531 to discover how we can aid you in your addiction recovery.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.