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ERIC Number: EJ1169556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Road to Recovery: Road Drawings in a Gender-Specific Residential Substance Use Treatment Center
Hanes, Michael
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n4 p201-208 2017
In this article I discuss the benefits of using road drawings in art therapy for the specialized treatment needs of women in a gender-specific residential substance use treatment center. Gender differences in substance use treatment are explained and the benefits of using art therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders are reviewed. The rationale and procedure for administering road drawings is provided with case examples to illustrate how road drawings address the complex constellation of interdependent biopsychosocial factors that comprise women's specialized treatment needs. Road drawings appear to help clients gain insight into a path of recovery and provide a metaphor for their capacity for change. They are also useful as an informal assessment, offering insights into substance use and psychological state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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