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Recreational Therapy

At Teen Treatment Center, we concentrate on our patients’ mental health as well as their physical well-being. Oftentimes, teens who struggle with substance abuse early on have difficulty remembering what their interests are. By incorporating recreational activities into their treatment plan, teens are able to rediscover their passions and learn to enjoy life without mind-altering substances. 

Our recreational therapy program includes a variety of treatments and activities that allow us to treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit.

For additional information about recreational therapy or our teen treatment program, call us now at (844) 319-5239. We are available to answer your questions 24/7.

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What is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a type of treatment that uses activities to aid in the recovery of psychological, social or physical conditions. 

Teen Graffiti Wall PanelTeens with mental illness, substance use disorders and behavioral issues can receive tremendous benefits from recreational therapy. Some of the benefits include:

  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved decision-making skills
  • Increases the ability to manage anxiety
  • Ability to lower depression levels
  • Enhanced cardiovascular and respiratory function
  • Increased ability to cope with substance-related stressors
  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved time management skills
  • Increased muscle strength

Teen Graffiti Wall Panel 3Another benefit of recreational therapy is that it teaches teenagers how to have fun without using alcohol and drugs. A common fear among teens with substance abuse issues is not knowing what they will do with their time once they return home. Taking part in therapeutic recreation allows teens to develop interests that make staying sober a feasible reality, along with developing healthier lifestyle choices along the way.

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Recreational Activities

Our staff has created a structured environment at our facility that includes daily recreation. Teenagers participate in a variety of recreational activities at our center including:

  • Graffiti Wall at Teen Panel 2Exercise classes (e.g. yoga, tai-chi, self-defense)
  • Music therapy (e.g. learn to read music or play guitar)
  • Art therapy (e.g. art theory, painting, drawing)
  • Outside sports (e.g. volleyball, basketball, soccer)
  • Mindfulness meditation

In addition to the activities mentioned above, teens participate in a field day every other Friday. On field days, teens spend half the day taking part in fun, recreational activities such as tie dying shirts, playing ultimate Frisbee, doing team building activities, etc. Weather permitting, field days are preferably held outside. Our staff is constantly adding new recreational activities to the schedule to enhance our program and help teens how to learn happier, healthier lives.

Comprehensive Treatment for Troubled Teens

We understand the intricacies of the mind-body-spirit connection. By utilizing recreational therapy, we can effectively treat the whole person, not just their condition.

Recreational Therapy at Teen

Help your teen get back on the right path today. Reach out to us 24/7 at (844) 319-5239. Admissions counselors are also available to chat online. Either way, you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays.

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