Art offers a window into a person’s life. When an individual has an opportunity to draw a picture, paint a portrait or make a sculpture, it offers them a way to express themselves. It doesn’t matter whether anyone else understands their artwork; all that matters is that they’re able to put pen, pencil, or paintbrush to paper. In many cases, when someone enters a recovery program, such as the one Bayview Recovery, art therapy is an invaluable tool. An art therapy program allows people to express their thoughts, feelings, and challenges without fearing judgment.
At Bayview Recovery, we want to ensure that each person at our treatment program has the tools they need to recover. Our art therapy program is an excellent tool to help our patients and residents recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Furthermore, we offer individualized treatment programs, so each person gets the tools they need to regain their sobriety. To determine whether you or someone you love could benefit from an art therapy program, please reach out to Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650.
What Is Art Therapy?
Bayview Recovery offers art therapy as one of many treatment modalities to help individuals overcome their addiction or co-occurring disorder and complete their recovery. Art therapy encourages creativity and self-expression, helps build confidence, and enables patients to manage their triggers and stress. In this way, art therapy can help individuals in recovery improve their physical, emotional, and psychological health and sustain their long-term sobriety.
We give each person the means to express the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that they might not be able to communicate verbally. Sometimes people find it difficult to articulate or painful to share their challenges. In such cases, art therapy can be a powerful tool in the healing process. In the form of art, an individual can face and communicate many deep-seated and painful issues and emotions, mitigating the tension and stress that they bring with them. This can allow the individual to be heard while maintaining their feelings of safety and security.