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A life mired in addiction can be a very lonely one. Before checking into residential drug and alcohol rehab, many of our patients have lost jobs, friends, financial status, relationships, family support and just about anything else of meaning in their lives. The knowledge that there are many others fighting the same common foe is a comforting feeling to recovering addicts during rehab.
Our varied courses of group therapy concentrates on rebuilding lost trust and damaged bonds in family units, while connecting our patients with others in rehab who can provide inspiration. The battle for sobriety is a long and arduous journey – patients need as much help, support and strength as possible.
In daily group sessions at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, patients will have the opportunity to share ideas, stories, secrets for success and post-rehab goals without any fear of judgment or shame. We promote a warm and welcoming environment that invites free and open communication, maximizing the benefits of addiction therapy.