You’re probably familiar with individual and group therapy if you’ve participated in a substance abuse treatment program before. However, one not-so-common therapy is highly effective: art therapy. Many individuals overlook art’s therapeutic characteristics, and art therapy is relatively new compared to other forms of therapy. Whether you’re sketching or painting, there’s a calming sensation that art brings us. Art is also a fantastic way to express yourself and healthily display your emotions. Even after you leave our Florida rehab, you can use art as a way to stay sober and maintain your cognitive functions.
It’s clear that creating art is entertaining, but what’s the science behind it? According to studies, creativity boosts dopamine. The body also releases this hormone when someone gets high off illicit drugs. Art is a safer and healthier way to release dopamine and enhance your mood. Whether you’re in the early stages of recovery or years into your journey, art therapy is an effective way to ease stress, express emotions, and develop the skills needed for lifelong recovery.
United Recovery Project guests can unleash their creative side while bolstering their determination and commitment to sobriety. Our licensed counselors and therapists hold regular art therapy sessions for individuals staying in our luxurious South Florida facilities. Guests have the freedom to choose what kind of art they create, how often they participate in art therapy, and whether they join a group or individual session.