In the treatment of Drug addiction and mental illness, one of the most important things is counseling. There are two types of counseling we imply to our clients those are One-to-One and Group Counseling. After admitting in our institution we give some time to our clients to pass their withdrawal period and to be physically and mentally stable to be able to communicate properly with us. After that we start to engage them with our regular activities and begin their counseling.
It is very essential for an individual client because our clients both who are addicted to drugs or mentally ill have so many problems in their life because of their disease. If we don’t solve these problems, their survival after treatment is almost impossible. So our skilled Counselors regularly sit with them and discuss their problems and through their skills they make a friendly atmosphere and bonding with them to motivate them. They teach them how to fight with their disease and they also communicate with the client’s family and develop their strategy to treat the patients. Day-by-day they evaluate the individual and with discussing their progress with our doctor and other team members we make the next strategy. After finishing the treatment course our councilors make an effective Follow-Up-Plan for each individual.
Group therapy has been a core aspect of drug addiction and mental health recovery for several decades, and it has proven to be very effective. Our counselors and psychologists conduct certain group sessions regularly. It helps the clients to socialize among each other and teach them important skills towards recovery. Here are some reasons why we engage our clients to participate in group therapy.
• Being in a group therapy setting means having several other people cheer someone and help individual to set and achieve goals toward recovery.
• Another member in the group therapy might bring up a challenge with which he or she is dealing. An individual might has an identical problem, only he/she sees the problem from his/her own perspective. When looking at someone else’s situation, he/she might see his/her own issue in a new light. Suddenly something that was very challenging has an easy solution.
• Working in group therapy is a great way to experiment with new behaviors. A person can “try out” new ways of thinking and relating in a safe environment before going out into the real world. The person will also quickly abandon misleading myths that he/she is alone in his/her feelings and thoughts. It is likely that several people share the same experience.
• Working with a group is also one of the most natural ways to overcome a problem, including an addiction or Mental Problems. We work together with others at work and in our families. Humans are built to learn and grow in the presence of others. Why should therapy be any different?