Group therapy and counseling is a treatment method that is result oriented; it is one of the methods used to treat alcoholism and drug abuse. The group therapy provides a challenging and supportive environment for an alcoholic or addict; they are challenged and supported by peers facing the same experience. At Bright Futures we provide Group counseling sessions that give members the opportunity to receive support from people who are experiencing similar. Group therapy also provides addicts and alcoholics a sense of identification and affirmation which not only raises their self-image positively but also help them combat feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, and depression.
Bright Futures offer the five models of group therapy:
- Cognitive behavioral – clients are taught to think positively and also to develop healthy habits that support the full recovery. Our highly trained facilitators teach and educate clients on thinking methods that help them avoid thinking negatively.
- Skill development – this teaches members how to free themselves from addiction through the development of various skills.
- Psychotherapy – this looks at the causes of the addiction experienced by the addicts, it explores the past experiences, dynamics, and relationships that are unhealthy, that may have lead to the addiction.
- Support group – this provides members with a supportive environment that encourages positive change in themselves. They also serve to discourage excuses that may encourage the addiction
- Psychoeducational – this educates and furthers the client knowledge of the effect of substance abuse on the mind, body and relationships with others.