Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment
Entering an alcohol and drug treatment program is a significant step toward recovery and requires considerable courage. The thought of facing your demons and changing your life in powerful ways may elicit emotions, including anxiety, hope, and perhaps even fear.
One of the most anxiety-provoking aspects of addiction treatment for many is the therapy process. It’s not uncommon to feel some degree of resistance to the prospect of baring your soul to a total stranger in individual therapy or counseling. Even more daunting may be the idea of group therapy, which is an integral part of almost all drug and alcohol treatment programs. While individual and group therapy are designed to help individuals gain insight, learn healthier coping skills, and work through challenging issues, group therapy has many unique benefits that complement individual therapy.