A variety of creative writing activities have been used as treatment inteventions for adolescents and adults with substance abuse issues. This brief literature review describes different interventions and summarizes positive outcomes related to improvements in anxiety,coping, depression, physial health, self-esteem, self-awareness and social skills. Programs foucsing on treatment and prevention are included, and individual and group interventions are discussed.
Author Brandon Snead, Debra Pakstis, Breonna Evans, Rhonda Nelson
Volume Vol 49, No 2 (2015)