Therapy will be a huge part of your addiction recovery process at Ethan Crossing Recovery Center. We focus on providing each of our clients with a consistent delivery of care, which includes both group psychotherapy and individual daily therapy. Therapy can help you understand your addiction better and help you restore your peace of mind throughout the entire process. We will walk through each step of the process with you and outline what each type of therapy looks like. If you have any questions at all about our process, contact Ethan Crossing Recovery Center at 833.691.0736.
How Group Psychotherapy Helps Restore Your Peace Of Mind
Through group therapy, you will learn how better to understand the effects of addiction on your biopsychosocial well-being. We will also go through the phases of recovery with you and how you can beat “the wall” of relapse at key times. This will help guide you through your journey of recovery at each step of the way.
Helping You Understand Withdrawal Symptoms
Additionally, in group therapy, we will help you understand and manage Post-Acute Withdrawal (PAW). PAW symptoms occur when you stop taking a drug that you have relied on for a long period. These symptoms might include:
- Irritability and hostility
- Mood swings
- Low energy and fatigue
- Chronic Pain
Establishing Realistic Expectations
We will help you establish realistic expectations of the recovery journey through relapse prevention planning. This will help you understand and manage your relapse triggers while restoring your peace of mind through therapy. While recovery will not be easy due to some of the withdrawal symptoms and relapses, we will help you through it and will help you realize the value of the process in the end.
Meditation And Mindfulness
If you would like to use spirituality in your recovery, we can also incorporate these elements into your journey. If you would not like to incorporate spirituality, that is okay too. We provide many different methods to help you cope with, understand, and manage your stress while restoring your peace of mind during this time. This could be through methods such as meditation or mindfulness. We use meditation and biofeedback to help increase your mental clarity, and to help you access your relaxation response and cope with impulse and triggers. Meditation and mindfulness can also help you manage your negative emotions and anger. We help you validate these feelings and provide coping mechanisms for you, so they do not get in the way of your treatment progress.
Sharing Your Story In Group Therapy
In group therapy, individuals are encouraged to share their stories and goals with peers. This helps to keep everyone motivated and helps everyone realize that they are not alone. In group therapy, you can discuss family matters such as overcoming family dysfunction. You can also discuss human needs, such as social relationships and how addiction affects these relationships. Groups even discuss topics such as how to practice good parenting in early recovery.
In group therapy, you gain the advantage of listening to others and sharing the experiences that you are going through. This can help provide perspective and motivation for you along your recovery journey.
Group Psychoeducation In Recovery
At Ethan Crossing Recovery Center, another part of your recovery will involve group psychoeducation and how understanding health and wellbeing can also restore your peace of mind in your recovery journey. We discuss topics such as:
- Physical Wellness: Understanding common chronic illnesses that can affect sobriety (anemia, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, dental,
diabetes, cancer, headaches, hepatitis)
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): Understanding the different types, symptoms, how to treat them, and how to reduce the risk of contracting these diseases
- Chronic Pain: Opioids and understanding the pain-addiction cycle
- Problem Solving: Basic steps for problem-solving in early sobriety
- Self-Help Groups: Principles of AA, 12-Steps, NA, alternatives such as Refuge Recovery and Smart Recovery
- Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Understand the effects of sex on sobriety and how to manage in early recovery
- Tobacco and Alcohol: Understanding why people use tobacco and alcohol and how these affect the body
- Medication Management: Understanding medications that we use in the treatment of substance use disorders and mental health disorders
(Naltrexone, Antabuse, Apomorphine, Campral, Methadone)
We highly emphasize how education, proper nutrition, and exercise can help be a deciding factor in your recovery and promote your overall wellbeing.
Your Daily Therapeutic Schedule
Each patient will participate in therapy for about 6 hours a day. This includes morning motivation group (goals, affirmations, mindfulness, meditation exercise), group therapy, psychoeducation group, some type of recreational therapy such as music, yoga, fitness or exercise, individual therapy, and then a self-help meeting such as AA, NA or Smart Recovery. You will participate in the wrap-up group, which focuses on your progress and then evening meditation. We guide you along every step of the way, each day. Our group therapy programs are designed to help you in restoring your peace of mind. If you have any questions about our therapy groups or your daily schedule, contact Ethan Crossing Recovery Center at 833.691.0736. We are eager to help.