Art therapy in drug rehab is common in all types of alcohol and drug treatment venues, including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, telehealth, and more. Creation and appreciation of art can have a variety of physical and psychological benefits that directly translate into the immediate and long-term recovery processes.
Whether you or your loved one is an artist, critic, or appreciator, you may be able to leverage the healing benefits of artistic engagement toward your sobriety and long-term recovery. Alcohol and drug rehab facilities all over the country offer art therapy as part of their comprehensive programs combined with medical detox, group therapy, and individualized counseling.
Health Benefits of Art Therapy and Drug Rehab
Whether you’re painting or drawing a picture or just examining a piece of art and thinking about how it relates to your life and the world around you, art therapy provides a variety of health benefits, including but not limited to the following:
- Pain reduction and anxiety relief
- Alleviation of depression and grief
- The ability to safely and effectively process trauma
- Stimulation of brain function and mental cognition
The reality of alcohol and drug addiction is that it often has dangerous long-term cognitive impact and takes sufferers to dangerous and undignified places that can lead to different layers of trauma. It can also occur AS A RESULT of past traumatic experiences. Art therapy can help improve brain function, memory, and recall while allowing participants to safely express themselves in ways they’re not always comfortable doing verbally.
Art therapy in drug rehab can either be passive or active and is administered by experienced and qualified and experienced certified practitioner who is trained in both form and mental health issues to combine them into a healing experience. These programs are often covered by private/employer-based insurance or Medicare when part of a comprehensive treatment program.
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