At Pinnacle, group therapy is widely used and a very effective approach for addiction recovery in both inpatient and outpatient programs. We offer a supportive and structured environment where individuals struggling with addiction can connect with others facing similar challenges, share experiences, and learn from each other.

Unlike other programs which may only offer group options for outpatient programs, we incorporate community and group therapies in your residential treatment plan. Examples of our group therapies include:

  • Psychodrama
  • Processing group
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Music groups
  • And much more

What Is Group Therapy and What Makes it Unique?

Group therapy involves one or more therapists treating a small group of individuals at the same time. While support groups (like AA) are led by those who lived under specific circumstances, group therapies are led by therapists.

On average, a session will include anywhere between five and fifteen patients. These groups typically meet for an hour or two each week. Some groups will meet for a set period of time, such as 12 weeks. Others will meet indefinitely — each individual’s treatment plan is unique to them. In many cases, those who attend group sessions also take part in individual therapy sessions.

While both therapies have their advantages, group therapies at Pinnacle Recovery gives people in therapy the opportunity to learn new coping and communication skills, while gaining strength and support from their peers. When comparing the effectiveness of group vs individual therapy, the available research comes to the same conclusion — there is no functional difference. Both of these therapy options are equally effective. At Pinnacle, group therapies are included in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

Remembering You’re Not Alone

Group therapies at Pinnacle helps you feel as though you’re not alone in your battle. Although each individual is unique in terms of their addiction and recovery process, you are never alone in your struggles. When you enter group therapy, you instantly reduce feelings of isolation and alienation.

When you take part in group therapy, you quickly realize that others share similar struggles. This has been shown to be particularly impactful in cases of abuse or trauma. This often leads to instances of altruism, where group members share their strengths and support to help others. In addition to SMART recovery, 12-step groups, coping skills groups, and healthy lifestyle support, you have all the resources you need at Pinnacle to achieve long-term sobriety and healing.