After rehabilitation, it is always recommended to pursue activities and interests that have always made you happy: whether it be soccer, playing an instrument or dancing. There are also additional activities that have proven to have benefits specifically for recovering addicts. Yoga, mediation and martial arts are all activities that focus on mindfulness and mental health and are great ways to continue living live in recovery. These activities are often incorporated into rehab programs as well, which shows how beneficial they can be for recovering addicts.
At Gray Wolf, we do more than help young men fight addiction and become sober. We believe in providing a well rounded experience at the ranch and Gray Wolf Academy is one of the ways that we ensure young men are still leading productive lives in our care. We have seen firsthand how the Academy helps our residents set goals, build confidence, and even find a new passion. At Gray Wolf, we not only strive to help our residents achieve sobriety, but also provide them essential tools to assimilate back into normal life and achieve their educational and career goals.
Congratulations! Your loved one has successfully completed a recovery program and is heading home. This excitement is often mixed with anxiety and worry as it can be hard to know the “right” thing to do or say. You are not alone. Many people worry that they will not be able to build a strong and open relationship after their loved ones get out of recovery. Here are some tips on how to best communicate and forge ahead with a healthy relationship with your loved one:
“Relapse is a reality. It can and does happen. Experience shows that those who do not work our program of recovery on a daily basis may relapse…we have never seen a person who lives the Narcotics Anonymous Program relapse”-Narcotics Anonymous