If you or your loved one is struggling with substance abuse and addiction, New Creation Treatment can help you every step of the way. As an exclusive women-only rehab facility, we extend our hand to all mothers, daughters, sisters and wives who wish to gain batter control of their lives.
Being a woman is hard enough on its own; being a woman alcoholic or addict is even more so. Understanding this, a major part of our Christian rehabilitation program is conducting women-oriented psychoeducational groups, which are meant to sensitively meet the unique needs of women during the faith-based recovery process.
What Psychoeducational Groups Are
Addiction is a mental disorder. Psychoeducation is primarily focused on educating not only the individuals themselves who are suffering from such mental health issues but also their respective friends and relatives who are actively involved in the desired rehabilitation. In this way, patients feel more empowered and encouraged in optimally and optimistically dealing with their condition.
Psychoeducational groups are a particular type of group psychotherapy treatment that:
- Applies the basic principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), a method that enables patients to effectively deal and cope with their specific condition by assisting them in the gradual process of changing and improving their thought and behavior processes.
What to Expect From Our Psychoeducational Groups
Here’s a glimpse into how it all works.
- In the succeeding sessions, the following issues will be tackled: realistic and rational thinking to teach that drugs and alcohol are never the solutions, social skills development in preparation for life after rehab, future exposure to temptations post-rehab, and how to resist and handle it, and relapse prevention and management.
The Benefits of Psychoeducational Groups
While psychoeducation is but a part of a multidimensional addiction treatment strategy, it has nonetheless been included for a plethora of reasons:
- It fosters awareness and a clearer understanding for the friends and relatives of patients so that they can be a better support system for their troubled loved ones.