The group also employs a multifaceted recovery model that considers each client’s individual biology, psychology, social context, and spirituality. This allows a client to focus on specific risk factors and protective factors associated with each key area of his or her life. From that point, clients can better manage and mitigate risk while simultaneously developing and fostering protective factors, coping skills, and supports.
A notable benefit of treating such issues in group therapy, as opposed to individual therapy, is that group members can learn from others who often have similar experiences. Group psychotherapy clients often state that they feel supported and understood to a greater degree by their fellow group members than by other people in their lives. Furthermore, group members that have in the past or currently participate in fellowship groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, indicate that they gain added benefit from the specific processes and expert feedback that occurs in Recovery-based Relapse Prevention groups. Finally, many group members indicate that they feel a level of accountability towards the group, which helps them achieve their goals to a greater extent than when managing their own recovery efforts.
Recovery-based Relapse Prevention groups are “open groups,” meaning that members can join an existing group at any time and then participate on a weekly, bi-weekly, or in some cases a monthly basis. These groups are also open-ended, and group members can participate for any duration that they feel is useful for achieving and maintaining their goals.
If you are interested, please review the Group Enrollment Process in the section below.