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A Jump Forward in Lasting Recovery

Quickly, the connection is made: In real life, it is easy to become overconfident in your ability to safely navigate the maze of life and to get where you want to go — especially when you have just completed a recovery program. The only way to stay on track and resist those temptations is to be more intentional than before, use your support system, use all the resources available to you, be willing to ask for help, and create barriers between you and your substance of choice. If a participant does all those things in real life, chances are they will be successful in their recovery. There are many similar metaphors created in equine therapy that help clients with things such as boundaries, communication and self-esteem.

Equine therapy is not a new thing. Many residential and out-patient facilities incorporate equine therapy into their treatment program. Horses offer that extra “Wow!” factor. They are disarming and centering, and people take a great sense of peace out of their work with these animals.

“Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember what I was like before drugs,” says one client. “There’s something about the horses that gives me a sense of peace. Like I’m the me I was before all this.”

For more information visit, equinetherapygroup.com.

Written by Nic Wilson

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