Art therapy is one of the many methods employed at Mallard’s in-patient treatment facility to battle addiction and rehabilitation. At Mallard, a wide range of approaches are used to treat drug abuse, including art therapy, mindfulness, and conventional psychotherapy.
Is Art Therapy Beneficial?
Art therapy is becoming more popular as a technique to relieve stress. Adults may dissociate from their negative thoughts by concentrating on the here and now. Art therapy can help children, teens, adults, couples, families, and singles. Art therapy may be found in hospitals, schools, wellness centers or physical rehabilitation clinics, drug abuse treatment institutions, and prisons.
Art therapy emphasizes the transformational potential of creative expression via artistic interaction. Anxiety disorders, cancer, and psychological issues treatments have utilized art therapy for hundreds of years; it may also aid in managing more complex mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Whether paintings, drawing, photographing, sketching, sculpting, or just doodling, people will be able to improve their emotional and spiritual well-being. In workshops and facilities, educators and art therapists help kids explore their feelings and improve their mental health.
Advantages of Art Therapy During Recovery
In Mallard’s view, there is a difference between employing art in therapy and truly doing art therapy. Most of the time, the use of art in therapy relates to utilizing it to accomplish a purpose. Contrary to this, the primary emphasis of art therapy is on using the healing power of creativity.
Art therapy, according to Mallard, has several advantages, including the capacity to:
- Use creative renderings of suppressed or unconscious emotions to get insight into what the patient is experiencing.
- Help patients externalize sentiments in a non-destructive manner.
- Consider patients’ symbolic work and developing maturity in problem-solving as a way to empower them.
Art therapy helps people express their feelings, build their self-esteem, deal with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and cope with their recovery.
The ability to convey ideas, feelings, and issues in a non-verbal way is also why art is so important. At first, many patients are afraid to talk about their problems in a group setting or in private.
Art Therapy for Addiction Rehab
Trauma, anxiety, and depression are common symptoms of substance abuse disorders. With co-occurring conditions, patients must deal with the underlying trauma while raising their awareness. If a patient is depressed and drinking, the therapist may monitor the situation and provide advice.
Be Part of Our Art Therapy On Your Journey to Sobriety in Houston
At Mallard Lake Detox Center, art therapists use therapeutic strategies in their sessions to assist patients in getting a better understanding of themselves and areas in which they may grow. A major benefit of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is encouraging somebody to feel better without feeling that taking drugs is the only way to be happy or peaceful. The presence of an art therapist during our treatment programs makes a significant difference in the recovery process, especially when combined with additional methods like detox medication, support groups, and continuing medical monitoring. If you are struggling with addiction, reach out to Mallard today.