W When going through rehab, it is likely that your treatment plan will include a few different methods to best facilitate your healing. One generally accepted approach to recovery is called Psycho-educational Group Therapy. Psychoeducational, as the title suggests, Indicates the inclusion of informative and instructional elements in the group process. This type of therapy can either come in the form of a classroom setting, or more of an interactive group setting. These groups give the addicted person the education needed to understand addiction and its processes. Knowledge is power, and giving addicted people that power allows them to better participate in the rehabilitation effort.
“Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than band-aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have.” - Shannon L. Alder
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2005. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 41.) 5 Stages of Treatment. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64208/