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MA - Master of Arts
This thesis study examined how group art therapy can enhance the effectiveness of the 12-step program in the treatment of addiction. Art therapy is versatile enough to include a variety of therapeutic procedures as well as nonverbal and creative strategies. The 12-step program is a reputable treatment option, but it may be improved by supplementing it with art therapy approaches. Because addiction affects many people, and it has a significant impact on the well- being of entire societies, necessitating the need for professionals to continue improving treatment. While current traditional treatments such as the 12-step program were shown to be effective, integrating art therapy into traditional methods of treating addiction expanded and enriched clients insight and recovery.
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El Essawi, Nadine, "Exploring Group Art Therapy Techniques in Complimenting The 12-step Program in Healing Substance Abuse in Adults: A Literature Review" (2022). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 530.
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