When one enters into addiction treatment, therapy is expected and provided. But there is more to treatment than therapy. Education about the disease and recovery is a vital part of the program. “Psychoeducation” consists of lectures, videos and books designed to help the addict better understand the nature of addiction, behaviorally, mentally and physically.
Psychoeducational groups differ from therapy groups by:
- Helping the client expand their understanding of addiction and the consequences including: medical, psychological, family, legal, career and more.
- Providing concrete information that clients may apply to their lives
- Supporting the therapeutic process.
- Empowering clients through awareness and direct application of recovery principles.
Another difference is that group therapy should be facilitated by a licensed, master’s level therapist whereas psychoeducation may be facilitated by someone with lesser credentials, but overseen by a licensed masters level therapist.
The use of psychoeducation groups helps round out the clinical offering of the treatment program and provides clients with a broader recovery experience than may be had via therapy alone.
At Arrowhead Lodge men’s addiction rehab center clients receive individual therapy, group therapy and psychoeducational sessions to help them achieve their treatment goals. Some of our psychoeducational groups include:
- Relapse prevention
- Mindfulness based stress reduction
- Outdoor experiences
- Principles of 12-Step recovery
- Spiritual Awareness
- Family Systems
- Nutrition and wellness in sobriety
Our client centered treatment focus is designed to provide the best in treatment experience so that the clients bat our men’s addiction rehab center may achieve their treatment and life goals in sobriety.