Restoring Damaged Relationships Through the Art of Invitation: Application with Addicted Incarcerated Women

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Katti J. Sneed
Debbie Teike


Relationship, Communication, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Spirituality, Religiosity, Restoration, Incarcerated women, Art of Invitation


This article presents a description of Art of Invitation as a complementary approach to traditional addiction treatment through the alignment of Art of Invitation (AOI) with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Ten Guiding Principles for Recovery.  AOI is a faith based relationship building approach that combines key Judeo/Christian teachings with relationship building tools, skills, and concepts for those seeking to build and restore relationships.  SAMHSA, as the leading agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spearheads public health efforts to advance behavioral health within the United States.  Each Guiding Principle is presented along with a description of how AOI is shared with incarcerated women, an often neglected population, participating in an inpatient treatment program housed in a community corrections facility.

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