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Journal of Poetry Therapy

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

Healing from Addictions Through Poetry Therapy

  • Mari Alschuler
Article

Abstract

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.

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Alcohol Rehabilitation Program Outpatient Setting Residential Setting Drug Rehabilitation 
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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mari Alschuler
    • 1
  1. 1.VITAS Healthcare CorpUSA

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