Art therapy is a great method for a person to work through all of the emotions and issues that have led to and worsened their addiction. Art can offer a safe place to communicate ideas and feelings without having to use standard methods, such as conversation. Therefore, it can be a refreshing change for someone who is looking for alternative methods to standard talk-focused therapy. It can also be used as a tool during the early stages of recovery for patients who aren't ready to communicate with complete strangers about their personal details. By providing art therapy, new patients are able to have an alternate voice to express their emotions.