Substance Use
Groups Substance Use

Substance Use Therapy

Finding strength in numbers

Building a network

Facing your battle with addiction may seem like an individualized fight and in many ways, it is. Your battle is your own. The struggles and triumphs of others who have also battled with their desire for, and addiction to other substances can greatly aid you in your journey. Decades of work and research have shown us the great value of a network in providing you with the best tools available in addressing your battle with addiction. But a group isn’t just for your battles, you develop relationships in groups that champion you through any of life’s valleys, and celebrate with you when you ascend the peaks.

What to expect

We believe in the power of vulnerability, but individuals are only vulnerable when they feel confident in their security. Because vulnerability is such a crucial tool in recovery, our groups seek to create the most confidential environment possible in order for all participants to have trust in each other. In group therapies, you can expect to be among trusted peers, to be vulnerable, to hear of other’s trials and triumphs and eventually to share your own. We are proud to provide robust and interactive close-space care groups led by trained clinicians. These empowering spaces allow our clients the opportunity to receive and give feedback all while being encouraged by others stories.

The Benefits of Group Therapy

At Valley, we’re seeking to change the culture of group therapy. While individual counseling seems to be highly sought after, there are numerous benefits to group addiction therapy which you should consider:

Feelings of isolation often accompany those struggling with addiction. In a group therapy setting, participants realize they are not alone as others empathize with them and share their own stories of addiction.

Those who suffer from substance abuse disorders often have no one to talk to about their problems. In a group setting among their peers, they discover the freedom to share about their problem without judgment.

Discussion centered on common addiction issues within a group setting can provide new perspectives and insights as participants hear others convey their own stories of substance abuse and provide feedback.

It’s easy for those who have issues with substance abuse to be viewed as a burden on their support structures. Group therapy adds value to participants as vital members of a caring community seeking recovery together.  

Some of the most effective groups develop feelings of responsibility in each other’s progress and recovery. Accountability is often a result of the community, value, insight, and communication experienced together.

Note: women who have substance use issues and are pregnant or have dependent children will receive priority treatment. 

Getting Started

A Bright Future Starts at Valley Oaks

Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.