Residents of our substance abuse treatment facility, Phoenix House Academy at Springfield, along with staff members John Danielsen and Kim Fernald, took to the hills in South Hadley, Massachusetts, for a day of healthy recreation—sledding, camaraderie, fun and relaxation. The clients enjoyed a fun-filled day sliding down the slopes, reveling the clean fresh air, and returning to the the academy for a relaxing evening warmed by hot chocolate.
Phoenix House believes that involvement in recreational and physical activity can benefit recovery by reducing the stress that can trigger relapse. Exercise also helps alleviate boredom, which for some may be a key relapse trigger, and it may benefit teens emotionally by restoring balance in their lives and boosting their self-esteem.
Phoenix Houses of New England provides residential treatment for adolescents in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, in highly structured, family-like environments that address the full range of developmental, educational, and treatment needs of youths ages 14 to 18. The course of treatment is individualized and may last from three to six months. In addition to group and family counseling, youths participate in on-site education with state-certified teachers. Relapse prevention and the development of strong support networks in the home community are emphasized during treatment.
Healthy minds and healthy bodies lead to a healthy recovery!
If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, contact Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392