At Turning Point, we believe that recovery is not simply about abstaining from alcohol and/or drugs; it is about learning how to enjoy life by replacing addictive behaviors with friendships and healthy activities.
To achieve this goal, each week our residents are presented with the opportunity to participate in weight and cardio training, swimming, ping pong, billiards, air hockey, bowling, music jam sessions, movies, yoga, mixed martial art training, and much more.
In addition to the weekly activities, we offer residents a variety of monthly excursions, which include paintball tournaments, sporting events, music concerts, camping trips, day trips to local museums, and skiing or snowboarding, just to mention a few.
Through these experiences we’ve found that residents find it easier to give up the rewards from their addiction when they know they can get gratification from healthy pursuits, feel at ease with others, and comfortable with themselves. In fact, by participating in these activities, residents often surprise themselves by succeeding at something they did not think they could do. When this happens they experience an increase in pride, self-esteem, and self-worth while doing something that creates a positive mood, relieves boredom and provides a sense of belonging to a group.
In short, our recreational activities answer the question asked by many residents “What now? How do I have fun if I can’t get high?”. By being exposed to a variety of activities, taking risks and trying something they have never done before, the results are almost always positive. After all, success, failure, likes, and dislikes are all part of personal growth and discovery.
To read more about our recreational activities, go to Recreational & Lifestyle Experiences at Turning Point.