What is the efficacy of group therapy for the treatment of opioid abuse?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Group therapy is argued to be especially effective because it can target the social stigma attached to having lost the ability to control one's self with regard to the use of a substance. The presence of other group members who acknowledge having similar problems can provide support and be therapeutic in developing alternative methods of maintaining abstinence.


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