At Gateway Foundation, we want to promote the enjoyment of substance-free living. While recovery can be difficult and our treatment process requires a significant commitment, your time in treatment should remind you of the freedom you can experience without drugs or alcohol. Therapeutic recreation treatment helps you relearn how to enjoy activities and take care of yourself. We design recreation therapy to contribute to emotional, physical and mental healing and encourage lifestyle changes once your treatment is complete.
Gateway Foundation provides many recreational activities that we incorporate into our client’s individualized treatment program. Our treatment centers have indoor gymnasiums, fitness centers and lovely natural surroundings where you are sure to find an activity that interests you.
These activities create positive outlets that help you find fresh ways to enjoy and cope with life without substances. Reigniting old passions and finding new ones through a therapeutic recreation activity empowers you to achieve long-term success in recovery.
Here are some of the therapeutic recreation activities offered at Gateway Foundation:
Physical fitness and exercise naturally boost serotonin levels, reducing cravings, easing depression and helping prevent relapse by lessening other withdrawal symptoms.
The practices of yoga and meditation can teach healthy coping skills that you can use to manage stress and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Promoting self-awareness and self-expression is an important aspect of treating substance use disorder, and art and music are healthy ways to express deep-seated thoughts and emotions and examine the effects of substance use.
Connecting with nature and getting outdoors is a deeply therapeutic experience that promotes relaxation and serenity.
At Gateway, you’ll find various games to participate in — basketball, kickball, volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, foosball, darts, pool, our video gaming rooms and more. These activities foster team-building, social functioning and friendships. They also decrease social anxiety while giving a safe space for interpersonal skills practice.
Having fun activities that encourage body movement, engagement and enjoyment are essential for the healing and health of our clients. Learning to connect around these types of activities builds self-esteem, positive recovery skills, interpersonal skills and shows individuals how to have fun without drugs or alcohol.
At Gateway Foundation, we offer a continuum of care that includes various treatment options and therapies, including many therapeutic recreation activities. Our goal is to create an environment that promotes health and recovery, both now and in the future.
Contact Gateway Foundation today to learn about our individualized treatment programs.
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