Why Recreation Therapy Is Important

While evidence-based addiction therapy services provide a solid recovery foundation, our Recreation Therapy Program is just as vital to healing. The goal of Recreation Therapy at Acqua Recovery is to help residents learn and practice healthy interpersonal skills and activities you can enjoy in your new sober life. This is done through experiential outings along the Wasatch Back and in the Salt Lake Valley. We reintegrate into the community through team activities like sober volleyball and softball leagues and engage in daily physical activity at a full gym and recreation center.

Recreation Therapy teaches people how to manage emotions, be mindful, and practice better life skills. We let residents experience new ways to enjoy sobriety and re-integrate into a community. There is a huge connection between physical health and mental health. When either of these are lacking, it can impair mood, increase depression and anxiety, and put someone at risk for relapse.

When you feel good physically, you have more energy to make smarter decisions and are better equipped to address issues that come along with addiction. Being active and involved in team activities during and after treatment provides an opportunity to connect with a sober environment and community that supports a healthy lifestyle, which in turn, increases your quality of life and well-being.

physical fitness

Gym Workouts

outdoor yoga

Yoga Sessions

hiking trails

Hiking Trails

golf benefits in recovery

Golf Outings

sober softball

Sober Softball

fishing at Acqua

Fishing Excursions

river tubing

River Tubing

ropes course

Ropes Course

archery activities

Archery Practice

community service

Service Projects

frisbee activities

Park Activities

rock climbing benefits

Rock Climbing