Group Therapy is defined as any type of therapy aimed at creating symptom reduction and recovery in two or more people. It can be as effective as individual therapy, and in some cases even more effective than individual therapy. One advantage of this form of therapy is that it enables people who abuse substances to witness the recovery of others. The isolation that most people who have substance abuse disorders experience can be reduced by groups. In addition, Groups provide peer support and pressure to abstain from substances abuse. Another benefit of this form of therapy is that it can provide structure and discipline to those who enter treatment with chaotic lives. It can also help group participants to relearn social skills needed to cope with everyday life instead of resorting to substance abuse. While there are still improvements that may be needed within group therapy settings, it typically confronts harmful behaviors in order to produce a positive outcome. (Brown and Yalom 1977; Flores 1997; Garvin unpublished manuscript; Vannicelli 1992)