Group therapy has been shown to be very helpful for those in drug rehab programs. People are often nervous about group therapy. They don't like the idea of sitting down with a group of strangers and talking about personal issues. However, what they usually find is that they're able to learn so much more about themselves.
Patients usually experience group therapy in a number of different settings. There may be 12 Step programs, which are group-oriented. There may also be other types of groups that cover various subjects. In listening to others share their stories, patients get to know one another. Over time, trust is built and they feel more comfortable sharing.
There are also a number of other types of treatment in drug rehab. Activities like Yoga and meditation are often very helpful. Art therapy, music therapy and equine therapy have proven success rates.
Above all, patients should expect to become a part of a small, close-knit community. The people are all likeminded, with one goal in mind &- to recover from addiction. The atmosphere should be calm, modern, friendly, and very relaxing.