Art Therapy in South Florida

The very words art therapy for addiction treatment can sound abstract, and many people have little understanding of its origins, principles, and purpose. That can easily create myriad misconceptions. At Road to Recovery Wellness Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we lay out five facts about art therapy for addiction recovery.

Art Therapy’s Many Uses


Art therapy is a modality for self-understanding, emotional change, and personal growth.

As a vast field, art therapy has been used in substance abuse recovery for many decades. It helps clients with everything from processing emotions to gaining personal growth.

The role of the art therapist is to help people explore and express themselves authentically through art. Through this process, people may find relief from overwhelming emotions, crises, or trauma. They may discover insights about themselves, increase their sense of well-being, enrich their daily lives through creative expression, or experience personal transformation. We use the power of art to expand self-understanding, to offer insight not available through other means, and to extend our client’s ability to communicate. At Road to Recovery Wellness Center, we view art expressions as personal narratives conveyed through images, as well as through the stories that people attach to those images. Finding personal meaning in one’s images is often part of the art therapy process. For some people, it is one of the most potent therapeutic qualities of art expression. It is a powerful way of knowing yourself and a powerful form of healing.

Art Therapy for Addiction Treatment Therapies in Ft. Lauderdale, FL by Road to Recovery Wellness Center.

Art as therapy dates back to the 1940s.

Art therapy began as a distinct form of psychotherapy in the 1940s. Over the years it has been used as a successful ancillary to enhance a patient’s recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Art therapy focuses on your inner experience.

Art therapy isn’t about focusing on the images around you but those emanating from inside.

Art therapy asks you to explore your inner experience your feelings, perceptions, and imagination. The emphasis is generally first on developing and expressing images that come from inside the person, rather than those he or she sees in the outside world.

In art therapy, a client utilizes a variety of techniques.

In addition to creating art, our therapist encourages talking about their images in therapy because this helps in discovering insight and meaning.

The goal is to help clients gain a deeper understanding and growth. We incorporate other genres, including music, movement, and writing into the art therapy sessions.

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Adult Programs

Road To Recovery's patients benefit from intensive therapeutic approaches based off of an Individualized Treatment Plan. This includes therapies designed with adults in mind.

Dual Diagnosis

We provide gender-separate, residential programming for men and women suffering from mental health issues that occur with or without substance use disorders.

Life Skills Development

We encourage and promote self-care and responsibility. The development of life skills fosters independence and spiritual growth thus allowing each client a sense of pride by seeing what they completed.

What Our Clients Say

Just felt the need to post about RTR because I love Adam and Corissa with my whole heart and the whole community here is like family, definitely recommend!

-Sammy N.


Best treatment facility in south florida by far. Very compassionate & open minded staff who are focused on creating a new paradigm as far as recovery goes. I cant stress enough how great Corissa , Evan, Adam & Joe are. They have went above and beyond for me many times! Road to recovery is my home away from home.

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Very thankful for this place and the staff that run this place here. I?ve been to other MMJ MAT programs, unlike R2R they?re flops typically. The accountability is through the roof and that?s what we need sometimes. So thankful to be here.

-Kyle C.


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