Category Archives: Fitness Programs

3 Types of Adventure Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment
Adventure therapy for addiction treatment combines a rigorous physical fitness program with other components of addiction therapy as a means to improve physical and mental health during the treatment process. In fact, there is evidence to support the use of physical fitness exercises as a critical component of effective treatment for prolonged exposure to the chemicals and toxins found in many of today’s drugs. The benefits of adventure therapy for drug addiction go much further than skin deep. It’s not about looking physically fit and healthy. It does so much more for the patients who embrace it, including: Helps them feel strong ...

4 Ways Exercise Heals the Mind, Body, and Spirit During Addiction Recovery
Addiction takes a real toll on the human body. Drugs and alcohol can weaken the immune system, damage internal organs and strip the body of the ability to heal itself.  Beginning a drug detox program designed to rid the body of these dangerous toxins is the first step to total recovery. Exercise too can help put those addicted to drugs and alcohol on the road to healing by providing the kind of physical, emotional and spiritual helps they need to move forward in their quest for total health and wellness. The Role Exercise Plays in Recovery Can exercise play a role in ...

How an Exercise Plan Can Mitigate Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms
Learn how moving your body helps your take the edge off Addiction can impact every part of a person’s life. Opiate addiction is particularly dangerous. Every day, over 115 people in America die from an opiate overdose. The use, misuse, and addiction to opioids—which includes heroin, prescription pain relievers and synthetic opioids like fentanyl—is considered to be a national crisis. Today’s inpatient rehab programs work diligently to combat this epidemic. Similarly, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that America’s overall economic burden of opioid misuse, by itself, costs the nation about $78.5 billion per year. This number includes several costs, including: Healthcare costs Lost ...