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Addiction Art Therapy

Art Project Ideas to Aid in Recovery

Art therapy, which is overseen by a trained therapist, is an effective therapeutic technique. This form of therapy has the potential to positively impact the creator’s well-being by alleviating and improving mental, emotional and physical challenges. Creating art is especially effective for individuals dealing with mental disorders as well as drug and alcohol addictions. Art…

dangers of detoxing at home

Dangers of Doing a Detox Alone

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol at home may seem like an easy option, but choosing to detox alone comes with severe risks. Substances like opioids, alcohol, benzodiazepines and other drugs can cause health complications that require constant monitoring from trained medical professionals. Safety should always be your top priority when it comes to detoxing, and…

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

How Art Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a deeply personal experience. During your recovery, you may find it difficult to communicate your story or verbalize how you feel. Unfortunately, many addiction programs focus on talking about what you’ve been through. When the words don’t come easily, art therapy for substance abuse can help bridge the gap between you and others, giving…

Science of Addiction

Science of Addiction

Most people don’t truly understand addiction. They see an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol, and mistakenly think addicted individuals lack willpower or have some kind of moral failing. Most don’t understand why an addict can’t just stop using. The truth is addiction is a complex brain disease. This means quitting takes more than just…