Recreational Recovery Program

Recreational Recovery Program

The Recreational Recovery Program on the Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus focuses on healthy functioning, socialization, and independence for our adolescents. It also promotes positive health and wellness. Recreation is not just playing games or having fun. Our team guides each session with specific goals for treatment. Engaging in recreational activities helps our patients learn positive skills to deal with substance abuse and manage problems like anxiety and depression.   Our Recreational Recovery Program provides physical education, fitness and weight training, along with interactive social experiences to strengthen self-image, improve mood, and promote healthy lifestyles.  Group activities are designed to improve communication skills and to teach teamwork and build self-confidence. experiences that encourage our patients to engage in his or her own recovery. Through these methods, they reach recovery goals and set a positive tone for the rest of their life in sobriety.

Recreational activities offered in our treatment program include:

  • Sports
  • Fitness and weight training
  • Team building activities
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Outdoor activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Animal therapy
  • Community outings
  • Community volunteering
  • Interactive social events

Our goals for recreational recovery include:

  • Improved mood
  • Increased motor skills and physical strength
  • Social skills
  • Independence
  • Sense of well-being
  • Better quality of life
  • Better time management and life balance

These activities help our patients build social skills and self-confidence. Our patients also learn healthier ways of interacting with their peers and members of the community. At the same time, they dig deeper within their own thoughts and capabilities, learning what they need for a healthy recovery.  People who have struggled with addiction and substance abuse for a long time may not know how to engage in social activities or hobbies without consuming an intoxicating substance. Recreational recovery can help our adolescents understand that it is possible to relax without the presence of drugs or alcohol. By reducing an individual’s stress, recreational recovery moderates neurotransmitter production in the brain, which can reduce the person’s risk of relapsing into substance abuse when they are going through addiction treatment.

About Tim Smith:

Tim Smith is the Recreation Coordinator on the Kids Escaping Drugs Renaissance Campus.  He graduated from Fredonia State College and Medaille College where he earned his degree in Education/Sports Management.  Tim has been with the Renaissance Campus since 2005.  He enjoys working with adolescents because he is able to makes a positive impact by showing the patients that you can have fun in healthy ways.  With approximately 25 years of experience working in the Sports/Recreation Field, Tim is able to provide the patients with new and exciting activities while ensuring their safety and teaching important lessons such as respect and sportsmanship.

Have questions regarding our Recreation Program?

For more information please contact:
Tim Smith (716) 827-9462 x335