Addiction treatment is about much more than just learning how to survive addiction and stay sober. At Guardian Recovery Network we believe that addiction treatment should also teach clients how to build fulfilling, fun and happy sober lives. This is why we offer recreational therapy as part of our comprehensive program of clinical care.
What is recreational therapy? According to the National Council, recreational therapy is a technique that utilizes activity-based interventions to address the unique needs of individuals struggling with behavioral issues like substance abuse and dependence. The purpose of this process is to comprehensively improve all areas of life including social functioning, cognitive functioning, physical functioning and emotional functioning.
Addiction recovery is a process that requires the development of meaningful and mutually beneficial friendships. Before coming to us, many of our clients believe in self-sufficiency. They have a difficult time reaching out for help when it is needed, which often hinders their progress in recovery. By engaging in activities together, clients learn to communicate effectively while forming bonds that might last a lifetime. For more information on recreational therapy or our comprehensive recovery programs, contact us today.