Adventure Recovery Articles

13 Apr 2015 How Running Can Help You with Addiction Recovery

One important aspect of addiction recovery is replacing old, unhealthy habits with new hobbies that will promote stronger physical, mental, and emotional health. Running is one such hobby, and with the breathtaking scenery and many running trails that surround our treatment centers, it’s a great hobby to take on. Here are a few reasons that running and becoming more in tune with nature can help you along your journey to recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol.
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06 Apr 2015 How to Deal with Past Drug User Friends

Addiction can have damaging effects on the important relationships in a drug or alcohol abuser’s life, but conversely, what can sometimes happen to addicts when they go to rehab is that their past drug or alcohol user friends will suddenly distance themselves or even ridicule them for their decision. Newly recovering addicts are then left to decide how to handle these relationships as they move out of recovery and into a life of recovery. So, what are the best ways to handle those relationships with friends you used to use drugs or alcohol with? Read on for some guidelines.
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02 Apr 2015 Using Your Addiction Recovery Experience to Help Others

Whether you are on your way to recovery from addiction, or if you have enjoyed years free of addiction to harmful substances, chances are you carry with you experience that could inspire others to follow the same path. Even newcomers to addiction recovery have insights that are helpful to those still caught in the trap of drug or alcohol addiction.
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23 May 2013 Having Fun In Recovery

Does having fun in recovery seem impossible? Well put simply, it is not. Rehab can be fun. Getting clean may not be fun all the time, but when you choose a treatment center that gives you the option of different activities and events, you will be...

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27 Feb 2013 Recovery Activities

Shadow Mountain believes that recovery activities like tubing, snowboarding, skiing, ping pong, hiking and making music help young clients recover and have fun again doing some of the things that they might have loved before they started using. With sober living homes and our extended care, Shadow Mountain...

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29 Jan 2013 Outdoor Activities Can Help Maintain Sobriety

Whoever said sobriety had to be boring, clearly has never experienced the breath taking natural beauty and exciting outdoor activities offered at Shadow Mountain Recovery. For the uninitiated Taos, New Mexico is an ideal setting for a number of awesome outdoor activities. The clean mountain...

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10 Jan 2013 Why Adventure Therapy Works for Recovery

Snowboarding is one form of recreational therapy in the Shadow Mountain Adventure Program Adventure therapy in recovery embraces a definition of "health" which includes not only the absence of "illness," but extends to enhancement of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and leisure development. This is so the individual...

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