A group therapy program session and individual therapy are crucial parts of the addiction treatment process.
Group therapy is proven to be one of the most powerful psychological platforms to give and receive support during recovery. It is integral to the rehabilitation process and provides an open, collaborative space for clients to listen, share and learn. Most importantly, group therapy enables individuals to understand that they are not alone, reducing the sense of isolation many addicts battle with. By sharing how they have dealt with their struggle, individuals are offered encouragement, hope and inspiration.
During group therapy sessions, individuals experience a range of emotions and are encouraged to express and explore their feelings. Giving honest feedback equips members to deal with their relationships in a more authentic way. This form of interpersonal learning also leads to a greater understanding of themselves. The socialisation techniques learnt in the group can be applied in the outside world. This dynamic enables individuals to see their problems in perspective.
Individual counselling for drug addictions has proven to be one of the most effective ways to combat addictions and for clients to sustain their lasting sobriety and meaningful personal growth. Many people think that substances are the core of the addiction problem. However, substances are very often a temporary solution or coping mechanism used by the person to cope with deeper issues that exist in their emotional wellbeing. These emotional layers form over time and may need to be addressed through more focused talk therapy or addiction counselling.