Art Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Professional addiction treatment for substance use disorders involves an array of helpful and rewarding therapy programs. Traditional and holistic addiction therapies are regularly used in combination with treatment models, such as residential rehab, partial hospitalization, and outpatient services. At Restore Treatment Center, we employ various techniques to treat the physical aspect addiction, as well as improve the mental, emotional, and spiritual state of our client’s health. Alternative therapy, also known as holistic treatment, is exceptionally supportive to the recovery process because it works to treat the whole person and not just the physical addiction. Art therapy is a common form of alternative addiction treatment. It assists in relapse prevention and acts as a supplement to drug and alcohol rehab. Studies performed on art therapy show that it can reduce stress, elevate moods, and improve communication skills. If someone you know is engaging in substance abuse, or has become chemically dependent on drugs or alcohol, contact the specialists at Restore Treatment LA at (855) 636-5785 today.

What Is Art Therapy For Addiction Recovery?

Art therapy is a method of holistic treatment that is regularly used in addiction rehabilitation for people in recovery at Restore Drug Rehab LA. This particular therapy is highly valued for its ability to address underlying psychological problems and provide a new form of expression, which allows clients to get in touch with their inner self. Art therapy is an ideal way for recovering addicts to explore new outlets for pent up frustrations and emotions.

Some of the many benefits of art therapy include:

  • Channels creativity and self-expression
  • Boosts imagination
  • Builds confidence
  • Raises self-esteem

The use of art therapy in addiction treatment assists people in communicating their thoughts, ideas, feelings and emotions through their work and creations. Once these issues are identified and conveyed through the therapy program, clients can begin to address and resolve each problem with a specialized counselor.

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Forms of Art Therapy

Activity-based therapies are a profitable addition to treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Art therapy treatment generates inspiration and creativity through unique expression, while also encouraging lasting recovery.

Types of art therapies used in alternative treatment include:Painting therapy in rehab

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Pottery
  • Sculpting
  • Poetry

How Does Art Therapy Aid In The Recovery Process?

Art therapy benefits treatment and recovery for addiction by providing clients with the opportunity to understand their drug or alcohol use and the problems that lie beneath the service of their addiction. Oftentimes, it can be difficult for an addict to communicate how they feel or what they are thinking. Art therapy give people the ability to express themselves in a manner other than words, and therefore, helps them to articulate these thoughts and emotions. This understanding grants clients of Restore Treatment Center further insight to explore their unique condition, which can assist them in developing the necessary skills to cope with their addiction and the recovery process as a whole.

The use of art therapy in addiction recovery is effective at improving self-development and addressing issues with mental health, such as trauma, stress, depression and anxiety. This therapeutic alternative treatment program can advance the recovery process by aiding in counseling sessions and strengthening a person’s mental and emotional health.

If you are suffering from alcoholism, drug dependence, or are battling a dual diagnosis, it is important that you reach out for help as soon as possible. Achieving a life of happiness, free from the use of drugs and alcohol, is absolutely possible. Discover how art therapy can benefit your recovery from addiction.

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