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Therapeutic Applications of Drama Therapy Among Immigrant Drug Abusers

  • Alexander-Stamatios AntoniouEmail author
  • Marina Dalla
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)

Abstract

Drug dependence creates a marginal state with negative consequences for the individual, his/her family and the wider social community. Substance abuse among immigrants can be related to coexistence of factors related to immigration history, profound losses and acculturation stress. Drama therapy “home” approach (past, present, future), as a part of a treatment process, through storytelling, imagination, role and projective play, improvisation and embodied expression, provides immigrants a safe space not only to maintain abstinence from drugs but also to explore a continuity of identity between their homeland and their new country.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Primary EducationNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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