Teen Substance Abuse
As a part of our daily schedule at Center For Discovery, we offer our adolescent clients a recreational activity time to break up the day of therapy, therapy groups, 12-step meetings and school time. Recreational activity may not feel like therapy for our clients, but, in fact it is. Recreational activity helps clients get outside, move around, be active, and engage with one another in a positive social environment. Our clients are still kids and need to play. It helps them take a mental break from therapy but also offers an opportunity for them to realize they can be sober and still enjoy themselves and have fun. One of the most healing things the human body can experience is laughter - and during recreational activity, our clients feel free to play games, joke around with one another and relax. Our facility offers a basketball court, a ping pong table, as well as a cabinet full of board games. Clients can go outside or stay indoors during recreational activity time, and though they are monitored closely by staff, they get to take a break from doing work and talking about serious issues. It is a chance for them to let go of their stress and be kids. Our clients always report enjoying recreational activity and will often describe it is during this time when they realize they can be sober and still enjoy life.