What is Recreational Therapy?
NCTRC says: Recreational Therapy is a therapy developed to use recreational activities to promote overall health and wellness of individuals with addictions and illness.
Recreational therapy/Adventure therapy, has proven an effective therapeutic approach for addiction recovery. Therefore,it is often considered as a holistic approach because it focuses on the individual as a whole.
How can Recreational Therapy help in Addiction Recovery?
Most important cause of addiction is the desire to escape from emotions, thoughts or fear. Recreational Therapy makes individuals face their emotions in a healthy way. Because it teaches them how to manage their thoughts and overcome fears.
Recreational therapy involves a wide range of activities. Besides physical fitness, hiking, art, writing, music and dance, yoga and meditation are also some of the main activities. Therefore these therapies help individuals in recovery to build self-esteem, personal identity, and confidence.
Besides the above, spiritual therapies and other martial arts like Tai-Chi improve general health balance and psychological well-being of the individuals.
Most importantly recreational activities fight boredom, fill time and provide positive socialization opportunities. Besides that they also help reduce stress, anxiety and withdrawal symptom severity.
Therefore all of these benefits make daily life much easier, less stressful and more fulfilling.
Therapeutic Recreation Goals Include:
- Improvement in Communication
- Building & Maintaining Relationships
- Efficient Anger Management
- Awareness towards ones Emotions
- Development of Team Building Skills
- Personal Limitations Awareness
Because all of these goals contribute to the main Aim of breaking down barriers to feeling ones emotions. Therefore helping build confidence and lead a healthy life.
Why choose North Hills Addiction Treatment Center?
North Hills Addiction Treatment Center is one of the Finest Residential Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facilities in California. Because it offers a Personalized and Holistic approach to meet your emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.
The Treatment Program Includes:
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Psychotherapy Process Group
- Massage therapy
- Music & Art Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Relapse Prevention
- Cognitive Behavior Intervention
Therefore making it California’s best addiction treatment center.
Visit https://northhillsaddictiontreatmentcenter.com/treatment/ to know more about the Treatment, Approach and Facilities.