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How Many Patients Will Be in My Addiction Rehab Program?

How Many Patients Will Be in My Addiction Rehab Program?There are many types of addiction rehab programs: some are religious while others are secular; some are designed to be affordable while others offer luxurious accommodations in exotic locales; some programs serve hundreds of patients at a time while others only allow for small groups. Addiction recovery counselors can help you decide which type of facility is right for you.

Ideal Support Group Sizes and Benefits

While an addiction rehab program may serve any number of patients, one of the most important aspects of the program is the size of the smaller support groups it offers. Many programs offer education programs to larger groups, but provide the all-important group counseling dynamic in smaller gatherings of just 5 to 12 patients. If these groups are too large it may stifle some patients’ willingness to share and engage in discussion. On the other hand, if a group has too few participants, it may not offer enough support. The most effective programs create groups that are exactly the right size and then to integrate their patients into the best group for their unique needs.

While many addicts initially recoil from the idea of sharing their struggles with a group, the benefits of these gatherings are as follows:

  • Hearing other people share their struggles helps you realize that you are not alone and there is hope
  • Humans are social creatures, so during interpersonal interactions the brain releases important chemicals that promote well being
  • You will benefit greatly from your time helping and encouraging others
  • Many addicts improve their communication skills during rehab
  • Recovery groups help sharpen social skills people will need after rehab

Support groups are not the only type of skill development and counseling vehicles offered in rehab—personal, one-on-one counseling sessions are a critical part of your recovery process. However, many recovery experts agree that the best work is accomplished in a small group environment.

Finding the Best Recovery Group for Your Needs

If you are interested in finding the best addiction rehab programs for yourself or for a loved one, call our toll-free helpline today. Our counselors are standing by 24 hours a day to answers all your questions to plug you into the best program for your specific needs. They can tell you all about group sizes, what to expect and they can even confirm that your insurance company will cover the cost of treatment. You have nothing to lose, so call us today.