Creative Therapies for Recovering Addicts

Posted on: by admin

Halfway House Delray BeachWe understand that in order for recovering addicts to fully recover, they must heal from the inside, out: emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically. Our years of experience have made us familiar with different paths to healing that addicts may take. Often, addicts lack the healthy coping mechanisms needed to constructively handle the ups and downs of life. As a result, their ability to creatively express themselves has been silenced, but creative therapies for recovering addicts encourages nonverbal expression through a variety of creative techniques.

The expressive therapies track is one of three tracks offered by the intensive outpatient treatment program at our halfway houses. Expressive therapies include psychodrama, movement, art, sound, creative writing, sand play and guided imagery. Creative expression gives clients the confidence and self-awareness they need to grow toward their ultimate goal of sobriety.

halfway house living roomWe value the capability of each recovering addict to make their approach to the recovery process unique. We strongly encourage clients to journey down a recovery path that is a one-of-a-kind as they are, discovering their maximum potential and realizing they have many positive qualities to contribute to a relationship, career, family and sober lifestyle. In order to discover these qualities, recovering addicts must awaken their creativity and communicate non-verbally to begin to heal the deepest wounds of addiction.

Creative Therapies facilitate an unconscious expression of feelings and emotions and are available for experienced artists or interested recovering addict who desires an approach to healing that is unlike any other. Different formats are offered to men, women and teens who require a creative approach to healing. Our Sober homes offer a variety of group opportunities to meet the unique needs of each client we serve:
• Expressive Therapy (female group)
• Creative Writing
• Yoga
• Tai Chi
• Meditation and Spirituality
• Art Therapy
• Psychodrama
• Sand Tray Therapy
• Trauma Therapy (EMDR)

Our expressive therapies track also offers dual diagnosis treatment to diagnose and treat co-occurring behavioral and psychological disorders. It is not uncommon for individuals suffering from ADHD, anxiety or other disorders to turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate the disorder’s symptoms. Dual diagnosis treatment offers treatment for the disorder and the addiction, allowing the recovering addict to fully recover.

To learn more about creative therapies for recovering addicts, contact our Delray Beach halfway houses today by calling us at (561) 404-9733