Memorial Day with Inspirations Teen rehab
Inspirations’ prides itself on being one of the only teen rehabs to emphasize sober fun outings in their treatment. In most facilities teens are bogged down daily with the same therapeutic routine and environment. Inspirations decided to take their teens out to a state park on Memorial Day and experience some good old fashioned sober fun. We call this recreational therapy.
We grilled out, went swimming, played a bit of football, and even looked for seashells. It was fun and a great chance to make friends.
-Makayla, an Inspirations teen.
What is Recreational Therapy?
Recreational Therapy is a treatment approach that teaches teens to experience sobriety in a fun and exciting light. Most teens equate their drug use as a form of recreation. This distorts teens perception of drugs, where they view them as a source of entertainment and happiness. By engaging our teens in sober fun activities they can learn to enjoy the fun in life without the use of drugs or alcohol.
“This memorial day we went to the beach, played volleyball, and had a cook out. I learned you can enjoy sober living and have fun in life without getting high.”
-Sam, an Inspirations teen who enjoys recreational therapy.
Here are our teens enjoying their day at Oleta Park:
Teens live it up at Oleta River State Park
Oleta State Park is Florida’s largest urban park and located on Biscayne Bay in the busy Miami metropolitan area. At the north end of the park, there is a large beautiful mangrove forest where our teens traversed. This area houses native South Florida plants and wildlife. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle on the river to explore this amazing natural area. Additionally, there is a 1,200-foot sandy beach. The teen’s spent a lot of time in the water swimming and just cooling off from an unseasonably warm day. The teens had a great picnic as Alvin, the residential director worked the grill.
Make sure to also check out our teens enjoying other holidays like Easter while in treatment.