Addiction is one of the most gruesome protagonists of the modern age, and it’s slowly but surely taking its toll on a massive scale. In fact, more than 23 million Americans (9%) had used an illicit drug in the past month. It’s quite an alarming statistic, but it’s definitely something we at Fountain Hills Recovery center are battling against. Our primary goal is to rehabilitate our patients and lower the aforementioned percentage by a significant margin.
Outdoor therapy is among the best types of therapies out there. It combines various forms of physical activities, and its primary focus is to give the addicts the same adrenaline rush they had felt when they were taking drugs. By causing the so-called “rush” naturally, we aim to show our patients that it is possible to feel good and happy without having to fall victim to substance abuse.
Outdoor Therapy Offers Inspiration and Excitement
One of the most important things regarding outdoor therapy is the fact that it causes excitement and significantly improves one’s social skills. Many people are reluctant when it comes to applying for this type of therapy because they aren’t familiar with certain activities from the program. Needless to say, there is nothing to worry about, and you can rest assured that these programs have been designed to help people battle against addiction rather than being solely a challenge.
The main goal of outdoor therapy is to help those who have been struggling with addiction, depression, and withdrawal by making them feel relaxed, happy, and satisfied without using any illicit substances.
If you’re wondering about the sheer benefits of this particular method, here are a couple of notable ones that you should keep in mind:
- Helps people develop coping skills
- Beneficial for people who have anxiety and issues with depression
- Brings one closer to Nature
- Physical activities significantly improve one’s cardiovascular system
- Develops social skills and sharpens one’s logical thinking
The great Sun Tzu said in his timeless military treatise The Art of War –
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt.”
Since the battle with addiction is a battle, we strongly believe that his quote can be applied here, as well as many other situations in life.
If you’re struggling to cope with the burdens of addiction, pick up your phone, and give us a call! Our staff will be more than happy to help you with your journey and help you win the battle.