Eliminate Feelings of Isolation
One of the biggest goals of group counseling or therapy is eliminating feelings of isolation. It is very normal for individuals struggling with addiction to feel lonely. Even when surrounded by people who love and care about them, they may feel isolated by this disease.
This happens because those who don’t struggle with addiction can’t know what it feels like. In a group treatment setting, however, individuals have people around who know exactly what addiction is really like.
Participants have a team of people who understand the challenge of recovery and still cheer them on. This support is invaluable, and it can mean so much for recovery. Plus, knowing that others have achieved lifelong sobriety makes recovery seem possible. This can be an extra boost to continue working hard to achieve personal goals.