Sign up for our new treatment group!

Two… or three or four or five heads are better than one! Guidance for Growing is now running a group program for alcohol and other drug treatment.  Of course, individual therapy is great, but group therapy offers a whole new way to approach your treatment and comes with its own unique benefits*:

  • Being in a group therapy setting means having several other people cheer you on and help you set and achieve goals toward your recovery.
  • Another member in your group might bring up a challenge with which he or she is dealing. You might have an identical problem, only you see the problem from your own perspective. When looking at someone else’s situation, you might see your own issue in a new light. Suddenly something that was very challenging has an easy solution.
  • Working in group therapy is a great way to experiment with new behaviors. You can “try out” new ways of thinking and relating in a safe environment before going out into the real world.
  • You will quickly abandon the idea that you’re alone in your feelings and thoughts. It’s likely that several people share your experience.
  • Working with an group of people is one of the most natural ways to overcome a problem, including an alcohol or other drug problem. We work together with others at our jobs and in our families. Humans are built to learn and grow in the presence of others — why should therapy be any different?

Group has been a core aspect of alcohol and other drug treatment for decades, because it’s proven to be extremely effective. Guidance for Growing is currently running a Tuesday night group at 6:45pm [2/26/13 edit: new day and time TBA) in our Souderton office. Contact us for more information and to sign up: or (215) 421-1634.  Please note, if you need to complete alcohol and other drug treatment to meet a legal obligation, this group can be used to fulfill that requirement, as we are a state-licensed facility.

* Adapted from Clearview.

>>> Do you have questions about your alcohol or other drug use? We provide completely confidential assessments and free consultations. For more information contact Mikaela or Jason at or (215) 421-1634.

2 responses to “Sign up for our new treatment group!”

  1. Ruth Hetrick says:

    I m a 67 year old woman who has been 30 months off of a benzodiazepine. I have suffered severe withdrawal and am beginning to finally heal. I am wondering if there is anyone else in this group who might have gone through the same thing on a benzodiazepine? I have never been on hard drugs, was never a drinker but took this drug under doctor’s
    prescription, never knowing that I could become addicted and indeed, I did. I cold/turkeyed off the drug and would just like to talk with others who have had the same experience. Thank you…Ruth Hetrick

  2. editor says:

    Hi Ruth,

    Currently, we don’t have anyone in this group that is in the same situation as you. I would be more than happy to meet with you individually to discuss what happened with the medication and how it interacted in your brain. I believe it is important to know how prescription medications work in the brain and why they can be addicting. Benzodiazepines and opiates are widely prescribed and highly addictive. Many physicians don’t take the time to explain the dangers of taking them, which is a huge oversight. Let me know if you’d like to meet. You can call the office at (215) 421-1634 or email me at