Activities in Addiction Recovery at Houghton House
Recreation therapy is an integral component of Houghton House’s inpatient addiction treatment programmes. We understand that addiction recovery is not easy and our activity therapy programs balance the rigours of counselling and group sessions with recreational fun.
People who have dealt with drug and alcohol addiction often find it hard to find other Activities in Addiction Recovery to fill their time that does not involve the negative behaviours with which they were once so familiar. One key step in the addiction recovery process is for addicts to learn how to have a fun-filled sober lifestyle. Though we are based in Randburg we encourage patients to learn new skills through sports, recreational and creative activities. This helps build interpersonal relationships and provides growth experiences that can help people make fundamental changes in their lives. It also helps the patients to find new activities they may enjoy or simply help them to stay physically fit.
Just a few of the Activities in Addiction Recovery in which patients may be able to participate include hiking, white water rafting, yoga, boot camp, mosaicing and volunteering time at the Princess Alice Adoption Home.[/intro]
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“Addicts heal from the outside in; but feel from the inside out.”
“The miracle happens when we get sober. The magic happens when we apply the principles to all our affairs.”
“Gratitude can only be expressed in deeds, not words.”
“The only way to have gratitude is to live in the now, not in the past or the future.”
“The healthy person finds happiness in helping others. Thus, for him, unselfishness is selfish.”
“We get a daily reprieve, based on what we do today for our recovery.”
“The price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice.”
“When we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins.”
Addiction harms the physical and spiritual health of the user, but people who struggle with dependencies are finding new hope through the calming and centering effects of yoga.
Yoga philosophy teaches us about addiction when it teaches us about running from sensations in the body. Downward Facing Dog is a good pose to rest in after more strenuous poses.
Yoga introduces the idea that comfort, or at least tolerance, can be achieved during uncomfortable physical and emotional states.
Extended child’s pose relaxes the body and calms the mind to help relieve stress.
Activities in Addiction Recovery Kettle Bells
“Sport is about growth. You have the opportunity to challenge yourself beyond any means available to you in daily life.”
“It isn’t the load that weighs us down… its the way we carry it.”
“Today is the only day we can change.”
“The power behind me is greater than the problem in front of me.”
Hiking Activities in Addiction Recovery
The time to enter Activities in Addiction Recovery is now! For more information on how to help yourself with Activities in Addiction Recovery or a loved one with alcohol, drugs or any other addiction issue and getting yourself into rehab to start a new life, call Houghton House now:
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