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Mutual Help Groups

The mutual-help groups (AA, NA, etc.) have a value to many and have some limits for others. As a therapist, how do you value these groups? How do you use them in your practice? What do you perceive to be their strengths and limits in traditional practice?

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1. About MHGs - 100 words
2. Value - 100 words
3. Utilization - 100 words

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On Mutual Help Groups

Mutual Help Groups (MHGs) are also known as mutual aid or support groups. They are self-help groupings of people who volunteer to come together, to share their experiences, their feelings and situations so as to support one another and extend a helping hand to people recovering from or suffering from the same issues, illnesses or situations that they are or have been under. The motivation behind this is obvious - they hope to overcome their issues and to help others who are suffering the same. Examples of MHGs are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Emotions ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tacking the task (see above) on the topic of mutual help groups in relation to their benefits and limitations. An outline is suggested and resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.