At Serenity Acres we believe that recreational activities can play an important role in the client’s treatment and recovery. Recreation helps expose clients to real-life situations in a safe and supportive environment and demonstrate how to have fun without the use of substances. This is a key goal in the recovery process. Achieving a degree of success in recreational activities can also help build self-confidence which is important in learning to cope with peer pressure and negative influences. Team activities can help participants learn communication and social skills which can improve relationships and lower stress, a known relapse trigger. Individual activities can give clients a diversionary repertoire to turn to when they might otherwise be tempted to resort to alcohol or drug use.
We schedule recreational activities every Saturday. Some of the activities include paddle boating, kayaking, cycling, laser tag, sporting events, bowling, ice skating, concerts, museums, pottery, painting, swimming, roller skating, escape room, go-karts as well as many others depending on the season.