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Expressive Therapy for Addiction Treatment

Expressive therapies, such as music therapy and sand tray therapy, are often used at Marworth to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals in addiction treatment programs.

Music Therapy

By creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music, our certified music therapist helps groups of patients strengthen their natural abilities and transfer them to other areas of their lives to aid in addiction recovery. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication for those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.

A musical background is not needed for a patient to benefit from this type of therapy.

Musical therapy in the addiction rehabilitation setting provides opportunities for Marworth patients to:

Sand Tray Therapy

By manipulating sand and figurines in a tray to build miniature scenes and landscapes, patients have the opportunity to portray feelings and experiences that are difficult to verbalize. It helps promote self-control, communication, emotional release, anxiety reduction, safety, and therapeutic metaphors.

Sand tray therapy in the addiction rehab setting is beneficial to a wide variety of individuals, including those struggling with:



Call Marworth at 800.442.7722 to speak with an Admissions Counselor. You can enroll in an addiction rehab program yourself or refer someone else for treatment. Many individuals are referred to Marworth by a family member, family doctor, therapist, employer, employee assistance program, insurance provider, clergy, community organization, another drug and alcohol rehab center, etc.