There are many different factors that contribute to addiction, alcoholism, OCD, anxiety, mood disorders, and other problems in a person’s life. Treatment that is solely focused on stopping your addiction can only take you so far. At Banyan Treatment Center in Chicago, we are committed to treating the various factors behind substance abuse using a variety of methods.
Those who are serious about finding sobriety, health, and happiness should seek help from our addiction treatment center in Illinois. We offer many levels of care, from PHP to our alumni program with unique approaches to helping our patients overcome their substance abuse problem and co-occurring mental health issues. Art therapy is one of our most effective tools in treatment.
Sometimes words fail us, and it can be hard to articulate emotions or fears. With art therapy for addiction, our patients use various creative outlets to connect with their deepest emotions in a therapeutic way. Art therapy helps patients express themselves in a nonverbal way when they are unable to do so aloud with words. Art therapy can help break down a patient’s walls, promote emotional healing, and even improve a patient’s communication skills.1 Art therapy and addiction treatment should be used together in order to get the best results.
There are various forms of art, and so many art therapy ideas for substance abuse out there. The three techniques mentioned above are only the beginning guidelines.
Some other way to incorporate art into your addiction recovery journey include:
Get creative. There is no wrong way to do art. The important thing is that whatever art you choose leaves you feeling happier and healthier.