Excessive and extended use of drugs and other substances can have a significant effect on your brain and its function. While recreational therapy can’t repair any permanent damage, physical activity can improve brain health.
In addition, mentally stimulating activities like chess and memory games can improve your mental sharpness and cognitive function.
Strengthens Social Skills and Connections
Most of the activities used in recreational therapy for women are done in groups. By engaging with other people you can work on restoring your social skills and your comfort level around others.
You’ll also build social connections with the other women in our program who are going through struggles similar to yours. This helps you feel like you belong to something as these activities create a sense of community and camaraderie.
You’ll feel less alone as you share experiences with each other and build trust through these activities. You’ll learn about the struggles and successes of others which can offer fresh perspectives and give you new coping skills.
Treat Other Conditions
Recreational therapy isn’t just for addiction. It’s used to treat a wide variety of things, many of which you may be struggling with at the same time as your addiction. Going through recreational therapy while in our program can help you address these things as well.
For example, we offer recreational therapy for eating disorders and recreational therapy for trauma. Physical activities combined with your other therapy sessions will help immensely with these things in addition to working through addiction recovery.