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Art as a Therapeutic Intervention for Addicted Teens

Why art is used as a therapy tool at Inspirations?

Creating art allows our teens express what is uppermost in their minds. Art Therapy helps our psychotherapist understand the teens perceptions and feelings about what has happened in the past – or what is happening in the present. Looking at the artwork and talking about what was created also helps out teens find a way to communicate what may be hard to say in words.

The purpose of our Art Therapy at Inspirations Youth is to help our teens express concepts that they may not be able to articulate. The drawing, painting, collage, or sculpture can then help bridge artistic expression into verbal expression. And from there, healing begins.

Some of the benefits of Art Therapy include:

  • Self-discovery
  • Personal fulfillment
  • Empowerment
  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Symptom relief and physical rehabilitation

Art Therapy Video

Art therapy is an important part of our drug and alcohol treatment program at Inspirations for Youth and Families. This video highlights some of the art created by our talented teenagers.