Along with individual therapy, family therapy, and medication management, group therapy is an indispensable element of effective substance abuse and mental health treatment. Group therapy is a broad term for any type of therapy aimed at creating symptom reduction and recovery in two or more people.
Group therapy is as effective as individual sessions. The primary focus of group therapy is to offer education and information regarding general themes of substance use, mental health, related behaviors and the consequences of these behaviors. These group therapies can be helpful as they teach.
- To recognize the impact of substance use
- About their condition, the barriers to recovery and how to live a drug-free life
- Beneficial skills like relaxation, meditation, healthy eating and anger management