Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 165–173 | Cite as

Healing from Addictions Through Poetry Therapy

  • Mari Alschuler


People addicted to drugs and alcohol often are helped by writing; note how many 12-step programs utilize writing as a tool. Poetry therapy as a creative arts modality is especially helpful in working with this population, in outpatient as well as residential settings. The author's work with chemically-dependent adults in one residential and one outpatient setting of a large drug rehabilitation program is presented in this paper.


Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Outpatient Setting Residential Setting Drug Rehabilitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mari Alschuler
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  1. 1.VITAS Healthcare CorpUSA

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