Misuse of powerful medications intended to treat acute and chronic physical pain can often lead to addiction. Our series of acupuncture therapies are healthy pain management alternatives. They also help improve quality of sleep and reduce withdrawal symptoms, allowing your body to heal.
Traditional Chinese medicinal practice of using needles to stimulate specific points on the ear to aid detoxification and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Addressing certain feelings or traumas in a traditional therapy setting can be challenging. Through experiential activities, you stretch beyond your comfort zone and build confidence in your abilities to surmount any challenges that may arise in your recovery journey.
Change in Action (CIA)
Three-day, two-night wilderness-based, camping experience to foster greater self-awareness, healthy decision-making, and positive relationships.
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing activity to hone focus and determination, enabling you to push through self-limiting beliefs.
High and low ropes challenge courses help develop teamwork and communication skills, deepen self-reflection as well as provide fun in sobriety
Exercise & Movement
Regular physical activity can help alleviate the impact substances have had on your mind and body by improving cardio-vascular health, stimulating your immune system, and lessening feelings of depression. Our exercise and movement therapies will not only help you get back in shape but help to release endorphins, positively altering your brain chemistry and giving you a more positive outlook on life.
Cardio and Weightlifting
Series of endurance workouts and muscle-building exercises to help strengthen your body and improve your overall physical health.
Combination of movement, meditation, and breathing to enhance energy flow, improve blood circulation, and stimulate immune function.
Sequence of postures and breathing exercises to unite your physical, mental, and spiritual self in order to strengthen total wellness.
Often, painful feelings and traumas associated with alcoholism and addiction are repressed, preventing you to progress in your recovery. Our expressive therapies help you tap into subconscious emotions, allowing you to more easily process your thoughts and gain deeper self-awareness.
Writing Through Recovery
Creative writing workshop to encourage you to explore and release inner feelings and emotions, and to relieve any pressures that can lead to stress and anxiety.
Emotional exploration and personal fulfillment through art therapy techniques including drawing, collages, and hands-on crafts.
During active addiction, self-care suffers tremendously. Relearning to make your physical health and mental well-being a priority is essential to sustainable recovery. Our healthy living workshops provide you with knowledge and tools to develop holistic wellness and create healthy lifestyle routines.
Group designed to create mindful eating habits by exploring the role nutrition plays in recovery. Activities include label reading, food preparation, and food tastings.
Dynamic coaching that creates a more positive mindset for the future by helping you gain clarity on your true desired feelings and identify strengths to achieve your goals.
Tips and practices to promote deep relaxation and enhance sound sleep, allowing you to sleep better and longer while in addiction treatment and after.
Taking stock of your actions and emotions without judgement or criticism is key to personal growth. Our mindfulness therapies help increase your self-awareness and sense of control, allowing you to let go of negative emotions and make clearer, more thought out decisions.
Therapy that uses gardening to encourage a deeper bond with nature, allowing you to nurture a healthy mind and feel calm and connected with your environment.
Therapeutic journey along a circular the path to facilitate self-reflection and aid in processing thoughts and feelings.
Practice of centering the mind on breathing and sensations of the body to achieve mental clarity, cultivate serenity, and emotional stability.
Feeling connected to something greater than yourself helps give your life perspective and purpose. Our non-religious spiritual therapies encourage you to discover and connect with your Higher Power – whether that’s nature, love, or humanity - to become grounded in your recovery.
Hikes and Walks
Staff-supervised hikes and walks in the Housatonic State Forest to help you practice self-reflection and recharge your spirit.
Reflection workshop to encourage peace of mind and spiritual development through readings and discussion of non-religious parables.
Purification practice based on the Native American spiritual cleansing ritual to promote openness, and detoxification of mind, body, and spirit.
Certified and skilled practitioners trained in alternative therapies help you foster personal growth, reduce stress, and form connections between physical and emotional well-being.