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.