What Are the Differences Between Alcohol Group Therapy and Alcoholics Anonymous?

A treatment program that includes alcohol group therapy is usually centered on using social techniques to help a patient to actively make decisions for controlling an alcohol abuse problem. The format for an Alcoholics Anonymous group is primarily centered on social support after a person has successfully completed a treatment program that has been designed to help the person to control an alcohol abuse problem, such as the treatment programs that include alcohol group therapy. The social environment for an Alcoholics Anonymous group is beneficial for a person who wants to meet with other persons who have experienced similar problems.

The format for alcohol group therapy is usually designed for a person who wants to learn about the influences of the contributing factors for the problem by learning about the experiences of the other patients. The behavior of some patients has unfortunately been influenced by a business environment where alcoholic beverages have been included in some business events. You may have been exposed to several opportunities for drinking alcoholic beverages without making a personal decision for including the alcoholic beverages at business events, such as for business trips or awards banquets.

Initial Rehab Phase with Alcohol Group Therapy

Many patients can benefit from alcohol group therapy because he or she can begin to openly and comfortably discuss the problem with several persons. Those discussions can be used to motivate a person to try to learn about some methods for handling the problem when interacting with a supervisor who encourages an employee to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at a business event. With alcohol group therapy, you can focus on the problem and can also begin to handle the problem in a social situation. There are several benefits of alcohol group therapy:

• Realizing that you can control the problem.
• Becoming accustomed to actively handling the problem.
• Receiving information about the experiences of other patients.
• Learning social techniques for professionally discussing the problem.

If you are overwhelmed by the problem, you can become more relaxed about discussing the problem during the meetings for alcohol group therapy. After you have completed a treatment program with alcohol group therapy, you could then use the process for the Alcoholics Anonymous groups for social support by attending regular meetings while you are successfully controlling your problem. Please phone our 24-hour counselors at 800-411-8019 for more information about some professional help for handling the problem.