Sometimes group therapy is recommended. You are in a circle, huddled or crowded together, sharing your space with a few folks who have similar things in common with you. You would have thought that this was going to be okay. People can relate, and there may even be a shoulder to cry on, if needs be. It could be understandable. After all, the guy next to you also has a problem with high dependence on drugs or alcohol, or both.
And if he is addicted to some or another other substance or way of life, perhaps he can still relate. But even that is hard. Group therapy does not always check out. No matter how related the causes and circumstances, human nature has taken care of that. Prejudice and stigmas will still hang in the air. What a pity. That is not what you need right now to get well. But an online drug and alcohol course might just help.
Just think of it. No-one within earshot to pester you with your thoughts, feelings and ideas on why you are addicted and how you would like to be well. It could be a one on one session with a professional therapist or kindhearted volunteer. But there is that thing again. Human nature. Something is bound to slip and get you feeling on edge again. Perhaps a correspondence course on rehabilitating yourself?
Well, you would have to find out whether that is feasible, given your condition. You need to be careful here and you do not want to lapse back into your bad habits again. Yes, it is tough but consider surrounding yourself with tough love. It might just work. You do want to get better, don’t you?