Exercise

Being physically fit is beneficial for everyone, but people with addictions encounter significant benefits through the development of a regular exercise routine. According to the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, exercise:

  • Reduces depression
  • Soothes anxiety
  • Improves a person’s negative mood
  • Increases a person’s self-esteem

In addition, clinical research published in Mental Health and Physical Activity showed that recovering addicts who added exercise to their treatment program had a significant increase in the number of days that they remained abstinent from alcohol and drugs versus those who did not.

We ask our clients to work on their physical health through a variety of exercise methods. Our goal is to help each client find which activity is most enjoyable and beneficial for their specific recovery needs. Options include:

  • Volley Ball
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Free Weights
  • Treadmills
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Nature Walks (off-site)
  • Community Walks/Runs
  • Variety of Activities
  • Outings