Interpersonal Skills Group

Interpersonal Skills Group Therapy

Because substance abusers tend to spend time with enablers, dealers, and other negative influences over the course of their addiction, they often distance those they love. Many people withdraw into isolation to avoid the consequences of their behavior while others develop unhealthy codependent friendships. Our Southern California rehab for men is built around a social treatment model that helps residents develop healthy interaction patterns. Interpersonal skills are crucial to long-term addiction recovery and are taught as part of our group therapy curriculum.

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Benefits of Interpersonal Process Groups

During interpersonal didactic groups, 10 Acre Ranch residents learn to:

  • Be honest with themselves & others.
  • Take responsibility for their actions.
  • Interact as part of a family.
  • Listen constructively rather than defensively.
  • Empathize with friends & loved ones.
  • Be vulnerable & develop new friendships.
  • Assess & avoid negative relationships.
  • Stand up to peer pressure.
  • Productively manage anger.

When interpersonal skills are not a focus of substance abuse recovery, addicts can become trapped in guilt, lies, and deceit. Afraid to share their experience with others, they develop an increasing sense of isolation and loneliness. Our counselors and credentialed team members encourage residents to restore family relationships, enjoy fellowship with peers, and construct a support network they can rely on throughout addiction treatment.

California Addiction Treatment

In addition to taking part in our interpersonal skills curriculum, process group members have a daily opportunity to experience life together and become part of a thriving community. To learn more about our social model or discuss your addiction treatment needs, contact 10 Acre Ranch by phone or email today. Serving men 18 and over, our affordable rehab facility helps participants achieve and maintain sobriety while breaking the devastating patterns of interpersonal isolation.