Frequently, the consumption of alcohol is associated with relaxing, socializing, and entertainment. Other positive uses of alcohol are the diminishing of stress and forgetting about personal problems. The members of group psychotherapy, anonymous alcoholics claim that the main negative factor of drinking is associated with their daily problems such as family, psychological, financial, work, social problems, and a loss of personal control.
There are many factors that lead a person to alcoholism. This disease also brings many other social and physical consequences for alcoholics and the people close to them. In the past, this disease was seen as a character flaw and moral weakness. Later, people started to realize that alcoholism is a chronic disease with physical dependence that should be treated.
For more than half a century, group alcohol therapy appeared engaged in helping millions of people to regain their healthy body and mind. Despite, how effective this therapy is, only a few people with alcohol dependency know about it. However, today in many countries, a number of alcohol abusers began to use this therapeutic alternative for their alcohol problems. And, many people have experienced a level of effectiveness of the 12 step program and the combination of group psychotherapy, anonymous alcoholics.
The 12 step program of group alcohol therapy has been adapted for the treatment of other problems like smoking, sex, and gambling. The twelve steps of anonymous alcoholics of privacy and the first purpose of group alcohol therapy is to help abusers of alcohol to get sober and to remain sober. Still, people are skeptical and misunderstand this kind of treatment.
Anonymous alcoholics are commonly labeled a religious program that is allied with sects. People new to this group are usually encouraged to join group psychotherapy, anonymous alcoholics, to find something that can be a higher power. These newcomers begin to understand that even atheists have to have faith. This faith can be love, tolerance, or grace and they become aware that they should also believe in something other than their personal powers.
Thus, it isn't a religious group, although some people use it to ritualize their morality and theology. The members of group psychotherapy, anonymous alcoholics, often talk about specific alcoholic ways of thinking. Many of them attribute their errors to this mental process. It was the great enemy in their alcoholism treatments. For a long time, the members of group alcohol therapy have supported the illusion of a dependence on alcohol. This alcoholic way of thinking made them believe that, first of all, that using alcohol is desirable, second, that alcohol is needed, and finally, that alcohol is a necessary part of their lives. Thus, the alcoholic way of thinking makes references to beliefs that form their behavior.
The alcohol related disturbances and problems can be entirely treated by group alcohol therapy which is confidential and is considered to be the most elements in the social and psychological context.