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If you or a loved one is battling with drug or alcohol abuse, you’re likely all too familiar with the way addiction can isolate people. It’s only natural, then, that the isolation would continue once in rehab. After all, addiction may have left you with a host of emotions, including anger and distrust.

Friendships can become a very powerful tool in lifelong sobriety, however. Bonding with other residents can teach you how to have care and compassion for others and can help you form a lifelong support system.

At 10 Acre Ranch, our social model helps residents develop healthy interaction patterns. Our group therapy and recreation therapy programs, for instance, are designed to help you decrease social anxiety, foster friendships, and build interpersonal skills practice – all essential to long-term addiction recovery. Even our nutritional meal preparation program focuses on forging friendships, as residents take turns prepping and serving residents well-rounded, high-quality meals.

7 Benefits of Forming Friendships

By bonding with other residence during your time at rehab, you’ll …

  • Break out of a destructive isolation cycle
  • Learn team-building and interpersonal skills
  • Receive empathy and understanding from peers
  • Gain a new perspective on dealing with your problems
  • Connect with others who have a similar experience and worldview
  • Become part of a thriving community
  • Begin to see that you have things to be grateful for

Group Therapy at 10 Acre Ranch
In our group therapy sessions, clients are encouraged to step out of isolation and pursue sobriety in community with others. To this end, our credentialed addiction treatment staff leads daily process groups and activities, including addiction education, relaxation and meditation, anger management, life story therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. To learn more, call 877-228-4679. All calls are confidential and we are available 24/7 to answer your questions.

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