Art Therapy to Support Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Would correlating the Stages of Change (SOC), Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC), and 12-step recovery principles help a client gain insight and thus invest deeper in their Substance Use Disorder (SUD) recovery program? Research shows that for decades art therapy has been an accepted complimentary therapy to treatment center approaches for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). This writer is specifically making a correlation between the SOC, ETC, and 12-step recovery principles forming an art therapy program model to support recovery from an SUD. This document is an exploration of literature to support the proposed art therapy program with a schedule template for integration with in-patient treatment programs.
keywords: art therapy, stages of change, expressive therapies continuum, 12-step recovery principles, substance use disorders

Lisa Marie Lounsbury
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