At Shadow Mountain Recovery, we understand how important activity-based recovery (ABT) is in the addiction recovery process. Activity-based therapy allows patients to explore themselves and the path to recovery on their own terms, which speeds up the process and helps to make recovery last a lifetime. This is why all of our locations provide a variety of ABT therapy options to all of our patients.
Activity-based therapy is a method of therapy that involves the patient expressing and exploring themselves in ways that do not require words. Speaking one-on-one with a therapist is one form of self-expression and exploration, and ABT is another. Music, arts and crafts, sports and writing are all popular and effective forms of ABT. Patients are allowed and encouraged to find a creative outlet to help them in the process of recovery.
When someone is going through recovery, it is very natural for them to experience strong emotions. Anger, sadness, frustration, exhaustion and even aggression are all part of the recovery process. Addiction recovery is very mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting, and ABT serves as a healthy outlet for strong emotions. It allows recovering addicts the chance to express themselves and cope with the stress of recovery without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Each of our locations offers some similar forms of ABT and some different forms of ABT to our patients, most of which are outdoor- and art-based.
Spring Branch, Texas
Taos, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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If you or a loved one has embarked on the journey of recovery, let us help you along the way. Our experienced staff can support and guide you along the path to a healthy, addiction-free life. Don't hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns you may have.