As part of the array of holistic and medical services, leisure and group activities at Transformations Treatment Center aid in clients’ recovery. Clients enjoy the opportunity to participate in recreational, social, and physical activities.

What Is Recreational Therapy?

Recreational therapy uses recreation and activity-based interventions as a means to psychological and physical recovery and health. Recreation provides healthy opportunities for clients to learn new skills that can help maintain sobriety. An important step in recovery and staying clean and sober is the ability to function in real world situations outside of a treatment center, as well as the ability to enjoy life, social activities, family, and friendships. It is important to experience social situations and learn how to respond to them without drugs or alcohol. Playing and working with others in recovery helps to develop these skills.

What Are the Benefits of Recreation and Social Interaction?

Sometimes, leisure is more than just fun and games; recreation can be as therapeutic as more traditional modes of treatment. Some benefits of participation in recreation activities and interacting socially include:

  • Alleviate boredom, a common trigger for relapse
  • Reduce cravings and withdrawals
  • Lessen some symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Boost self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Build social skills, cooperation, and trust
  • Improve overall physical health

Social Interaction and Recreation at Transformations

To help with the orientation process, all new clients attend a “New Client Welcome BBQ” on the first Saturday after their date of admission. At this fun event, clients participate in outdoor activities such as horseshoes, volleyball, and fishing, and they enjoy dinner from the grill featuring pulled-pork or chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, and more.

Beyond the orientation, clients can choose from a variety of independent and group activities. Activities are planned and executed by the Transformations operations staff. Frequently we divide our population into smaller age- and gender-specific micro-communities. But we also value the positive elements of assembling the entire community. All of these events help foster what we’ve dubbed “Food and Fellowship” both on- and off-site. With so many options to choose from, we ensure that all clients will find something they’re comfortable participating in.

On-Site Activities

  • Friday night movies
  • Ping pong tournaments
  • Cooking class
  • Yoga
  • Prana Yama breathing workshop
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Music group with clients writing and recording songs in an on-property studio
  • Access to gym for independent workouts

Off-Site Activities

  • Trips to the beach
  • Movies
  • Bowling
  • Amusement parks
  • Art museums
  • Water parks
  • Evenings we offer clients a trip to local eateries
  • Area parks and wetlands
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