Group therapy is known to be a great treatment when it comes to drug or alcohol addiction. It can seem scary even to have to talk to a therapist let alone open up in front of others, but it is worth it.
Don’t stress out about having enough time to talk or sharing personal information with strangers. It’s about sharing and getting positive feedback and knowing you’re not alone. Group therapy is often like having a close group of friends that you share with, and that’s a great way to see it when you first start out.
If you want to feel comfortable about your treatment with a therapist, talking to others can help too. Group therapy is usually devoid of judgment.Why Group Therapy Is Effective
– Group settings mean other people can support and cheer you on. Your successes are important to them, and it can be good to have that.
– If someone else has a problem they are dealing with you might have a similar issue and can share your perspective. Or vice versa. Easy solutions might suddenly be available when they weren’t seen before, thanks to this new perspective.
– This is a great way to talk about new behaviors and experiment. You can discuss what to change and how to implement it before trying it out. That way if it is a bad idea they will let you know. It can also help to know you are not alone in your struggles.
– Working with others is also a natural way of dealing with problems. You might not have the support you need at home and group therapy can give it to you. We are meant to learn and grow with others, so this environment is excellent and nurturing.