Archetypes in Addiction Treatment: Building Narratives for Insight, Growth and Recovery
Addiction remains a pervasive problem in society, with escalating consequences at the macro and micro levels. Traditional therapeutic interventions continue to report relapse rates of 40-60%. A more holistic approach, with direct relevance to the addict’s experience and identity may help sustain engagement in positive recovery activities. The archetypes of addition, as presented by Jungian analyst Linda Schierse Leonard are explored as a roadmap to insight, growth and recovery.
Index Terms - Addiction Therapy, Archetypal Therapy, Linda Schierse Leonard, Jungian Therapy.