While individual counseling allows Guests to get one-on-one help with a licensed therapist, group counseling is also highly beneficial. Group sessions allow you to share your experiences and concerns in a non-judgmental atmosphere amongst your male peers, while family group counseling allow both you and your family to strengthen your relationship through communication and education.
Group Sessions Help You Understand You’re Not Alone
Brotherhood is the foundation of our group sessions. You’ll be surrounded by individuals going through the same situation as you. Together, you’ll learn from each other’s experiences, potentially creating lifelong bonds and a stronger recovery network.
Group sessions also help you develop empathy. You’ll learn to support others as they share their trials and tribulations, and you’ll receive that support from your peers in return.
How Family Group Sessions Benefit Your Recovery
While addiction obviously has an effect on you, it also affects your family tremendously. If available, family support can have a positive impact on recovery. That’s why Serenity Lodge encourages family group sessions in addition to individual and group therapy.
Family therapy addresses addiction in two ways. First, it focuses on family issues your addiction may have caused. Your addiction may have led to them having feelings of resentment. Family group sessions foster a stronger, healthier relationship going forward.
Secondly, families may have unknowingly enabled your use during your active addiction. Maybe they provided financial support. Maybe they kept your addiction a secret out of embarrassment. Family group sessions can help them overcome codependent behaviors and contribute to your recovery.
Even if you choose not to participate in family group sessions, we allow family visitation every Sunday. This way your family can stay actively involved in your recovery and even chart your progress.
At Serenity Lodge, You Don’t Have to Go Through Addiction Alone
Whether you choose group sessions, family sessions, or both, Serenity Lodge will ensure that you don’t go through the recovery process alone. Group sessions help you build relationships with your peers, while family sessions help your family understand your addiction.