Pet therapy is growing in popularity as a complementary type of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Pet therapy is conducted by a certified professional. And the animal undergoes special training, too. This ensures both the patient’s and the animal’s safety and increases the treatment’s effectiveness. AddictionResource authors say the effects of pet therapy on patients with SUDs hasn’t been studied enough. Existing studies of Canine-Assisted Therapy have shown that dogs can cause patients in rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and hospitals to experience social and health benefits. If you are interested in it, you can expect the benefits mentioned in this infographic.
Pet therapy for drug addiction is a therapeutic activity that involves three parties: a specialist who develops a specific treatment plan, a recovering person, and a trained animal. Its benefits, which are listed in this infographic created by AddictionResource authors, increase the chances of a successful recovery from substance abuse.
Infographic by: addictionresource