RP aims to increase the client’s awareness of high-risk situations and increase coping skills, self-regulation and control of internal and external triggers that may make the client more vulnerable to relapse. Harm reduction offers a different approach to care and looks critically at social systems, stigma and barriers to treatment. Therapeutic Art can be an important tool in helping both professionals and clients to explore and express addiction as lived experience. Therapeutic Art and mindfulness can also help with the development of compassion and cultural sensitivity.
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