You may wonder what the major benefits of group therapy are? Group therapy allows its participants to socialize. You learn how to vocalize your feelings and listen to your counterparts. These social skills may not have been learned correctly. Maybe you didn't learn how to socialize before. Social anxiety is a major contributor to substance and alcohol abuse. Getting a drink to "take the edge off" is not an option in a group therapy environment. You're going to have to learn how to work through the "edge." This is great practice for your sober life. You'll find that speaking up and reflective listening are behaviors that you can easily learn. Benefits of Group Therapy The major benefit that participants in group therapy feel includes a sense of belonging. In today's world, it's easy to feel like you are isolated. Feelings of isolation lead to mental health treatment crises as well as substance abuse. You may be seeking a feeling of belonging by way of your substance abuse. Group therapy endeavors to give you a genuinely healthy sense of belonging. You learn from others. It is a wise person that can learn from other people's mistakes. In group therapeutic sessions, you can learn about some pitfalls that you may have avoided when you were actively abusing substances or in the throes of your mental health crisis. Human beings learn certain things as part of a group that they could not learn on their own. This is true in every walk of life. Why should therapy be any different? Group therapy members enjoy the major benefit of learning empathy. Empathy is a feeling of understanding where others have been. You can feel empathically when someone relates a situation that you've been in before. It may be different because your experience is unique. However, group therapy stretches us to get to those places of vulnerability while listening to someone impart a significant experience. You learn how to relate to others in a myriad of ways. You will experience feelings of sympathy and urges to be judgmental. Try to stay open-minded and non-judgemental. Depending upon how long you are in the group and how many members are in group will impact how many experiences you will gain as a result of your group therapy treatment. Group Therapy Does Not Take The Place Of Individual Therapy Of course, there are specific items that are only on an individual therapy agenda. That is, group therapy does not take the place of individual therapy. For certain facets of your treatment, individual therapy is definitely the only way to go. At Lucida Treatment Center, it's all in the mix. We're with you to make certain that you're benefiting from group therapy. However, you may not garner any benefit from group therapy. If you are better suited for individual therapy, we are flexible. In other words, group therapy is not mandatory. Lucida Treatment Center Come to our treatment center in Lantana, FL, to gain the benefits of group therapy, among other forms of therapy. The lush grounds are a great workplace for you to get down to the business of putting addiction behind you. In the event that you are suffering from a mental illness crisis, we offer a peaceful and tranquil place to regain your past momentum. The comprehensive programming includes: \tLove Addiction treatment Center \tPTSD disorder treatment center \tOCD\u00a0treatment center \tCocaine addiction treatment center \tBipolar disorder treatment center Our treatment center expounds on the benefits of group therapy. In fact, we are pro whatever is going to help. If you have an idea about your treatment that you want to share, feel free. No one has the market cornered completely. Drug treatment is always evolving. Let's start sharing information right now. Step one includes you picking up your phone and dialing us at .