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What's individualized vs group counseling for addiction?

What's individualized vs group  counseling for addiction?

2 parts of treatment: Counseling may be provided on a one to one basis (individual) or in a group. Most of the time, both kinds of counseling are necessary for successful treatment of substance abuse or dependence. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have social skills training to get along in a group?

Is it possible to have social skills training to get along in a group?

For sure! specialist: Many people with neurological conditions, mental health problems, or difficult childhoods find social situations confusing and can benefit from skills training. There are also support groups for specific conditions/circumstance which can be helpful. Ask your doctor or mental health provider about programs in your local area, or contact your local mental health center. ...Read more

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How to regain social skills after being stabbed in the back repeatedly by people at home and work?

How to regain social skills after being stabbed in the back repeatedly by people at home and work?

Stand up: The people in your environment are a mirror of how you are feeling about yourself inside. If you give away your power and allow others to "back stab" you. I recommend you do some counseling or self help tools to boost your self esteem. It is a deeper reflection that in some way you are stabbing yourself in the back. Learn to become your very best friend. Be true to yourself. ...Read more

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How does a person become emotionally and socially retarded and how can they develop social skills?

How does a person become emotionally and socially retarded and how can they develop social skills?

Being Unaware: Often times there may have been a traumatic experience at some stage of development and you may not have noticed that you were falling out of step with your peers. Willingness to interact with others socially is necessary. You can get assistance in counseling and doing role plays with your trusted friends. ...Read more

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My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

My social skills with people are bad because I am caustic?

Improve Your Skills!: Being frequently critical or sarcastic in interactions with others can be wearing on them and can be a way of distancing yourself from others. Fortunately, there are good books on improving social skills. For example, "how to win friends and influence people, " first published in 1936, and still in print today, provides simple lessons in social skills. Counseling can also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have problems with talking to myself. I have some social skills problems.

I have problems with talking to myself.  I have some social skills problems.

May be normal: First of let me say it is normal to talk to one self! it may be considered abnormal if the urge to talk interferes with your ability to function in a social, work or relaxed setting. Most people have some type of problem socializing at a point in their life. Counseling helps some patients and practice helps others. ...Read more

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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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I need help with my social skills but I think my health status has to do with me communicating with others. Can someone help me to communicate more.

I need help with my social skills but I think my health status has to do with me communicating with others. Can someone help me to communicate more.

Therapy: Psychotherapy can help you communicate more. Usually addressing anxiety and/or building social skills will do the trick. If your health status is making it difficult for you to physically talk, a speech or occupational therapist can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

Like any other skill: Your have to practice! dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist. And you are right --- you need good social skills to succeed in most jobs. ...Read more

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How i can improve my social skills ?

Short forum,: Long answer required. There are many aspects to being "social". The most important is not to talk about yourself unless asked. People love to talk about themselves so give them the opportunity and ask them. ...Read more

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