In the field of teen alcohol and drug abuse treatment very often teens are hauled off to assembly line rehab centers. These rehabs are famous for their disproportionate amount of clients to therapists’ ratio. Another distinguishing fact about these rehabs is their lack of a stimulating environment.
While receiving treatment is helpful so is preparing your teen for the real world. At Inspirations we incorporate sober fun activities and outings to show teens they can have fun without being under the influence of drugs. Our sober fun also allows teens to experience life outside the treatment center preparing them for their assimilation back into their lives at home.
Recently we invited our girls to try a dancing and music-oriented sober fun activities at the treatment center. With these activities we inspired them to try new productive hobbies. Each activity has its own benefits and shows our teens there are many healthy forms of expressions or activities they can use to learn valuable coping skills.
This activity was inspired by our educational director Denise Achee. She has an abundance of experience in a variety of dancing which has become her form of self expression and exercise! With that in mind she wanted our teens to try experiencing a new form of dance that comes with a range of benefits. Our teen girls were taught the history and health benefits of belly dancing as well as a few of the basic moves!