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Relationships & Recovery

An Aftercare Group for Clients In Recovery

You recently made the decision to pursue sobriety and now you’re firmly on that path. Perhaps you entered a treatment program, participated in individual therapy, found support within your community, or all of the above. Either way, you feel good about this decision even if it’s challenging some days. While you’re feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally, you may have a few relationship concerns and believe some extra support could help. 


Imagine connecting with and feeling supported by others who, like yourself, are newly sober and committed to maintaining this way of being. Imagine having a compassionate therapist and a group of peers help you notice blindspots that might otherwise jeopardize your recovery. Imagine feeling increasingly comfortable expressing your thoughts, feelings, needs, and desires. You learn to communicate with others in a way that increases your chances of being heard. As your sobriety grows, so does your compassion, self-acceptance, and confidence. You feel encouraged to think beyond recovery and consider your highest hopes for yourself. You trust that the strength gained from climbing out of addiction and into recovery will show up for you in a myriad of ways.

Benefits of This Group: 

  • Feel supported in early recovery

  • Connect with others on the same path

  • Learn about healthy relationships and interpersonal dynamics

  • Better understand emotions that prevent you from being honest about your feelings

  • Develop healthy communication skills - empathic listening, assertiveness, boundary setting, and healthy self-disclosure 

  • Begin to think beyond recovery and consider your highest hopes for yourself. 


  • When: Wednesday evenings from 5:15 - 6:30 pm 

  • Where: Virtual in most states or in-person in Marietta, Georgia

  • Group Leader: Robin Casey, PsyD

  • Commitment: Given the interpersonal nature and focus of this group, a three month commitment is required.

Get Started Today: 

1. Schedule a 20 minute initial phone consultation with Dr. Casey ($25.00) 

2. After your phone consultation, you'll schedule your psychological assessment and orientation to group therapy  ($125.00)

3. You're ready to start group and begin getting to know your peers in recovery! ($75.00 per session)

For questions, please call 470-308-6119 or email





















More About Relationships and Early Recovery: 

It’s actually common for people who are newly sober to experience problems within their relationships. Sometimes family members, friends, or coworkers encourage them to drink (or use) socially, on holidays, or during parties and celebrations.   Even when they feel supported by loved ones, a newly sober person might discover that the nature of their relationships have changed. For example, most people who go through recovery learn to be more honest about their feelings. They might become more assertive and start setting healthy boundaries. Loved ones, while happy, might also push back against some of these changes. Another scenario is when a newly sober person realizes that an important relationship has always been unhealthy; the problems were simply masked by  drug and/or alcohol use. This, too, can be sobering. Finally, for individuals who are single and want to begin dating, they might worry about how much to reveal about their recovery on first dates and fear that being sober will limit their opportunities for connection.


Each of these scenarios pose a challenge to sobriety, and support from others can help. It’s actually recommended for people new to recovery to have ongoing support, particularly during the first year.  Participating in an aftercare group, especially one focused on relationships, can help a person maintain their sobriety while strengthening their connections with others. 

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