Integrating Horse Care into Recovery Programs
At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we offer alcohol and drug rehab programs that give people creative ways to challenge their addictions. We want to make sure that everyone who comes here has an outlet that helps guide them to lasting sobriety. That is why we have integrated equine therapy into our recovery programs, including intensive outpatient programs (IOP), partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and more.
Equine therapy might be right for you if:
- You grew up with horses.
- You have an affinity for horses.
- You enjoy spending your time outdoors.
- You find animals to be naturally calming.
Does equine therapy sound like something that could help you overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs? Call (423) 226-5331 to speak with a member of the Chattanooga Recovery Center today.
At Chattanooga Recovery Center, we walk alongside you as you work to overcome your addiction to live a sober life.
Why is Equine Therapy Helpful?
Most people have had a cherished family pet while growing up that became a family member like any other sibling. This type of animal companionship is the basis of equine therapy. It acknowledges that spending time with animals can be therapeutic and that animals can hold a true sense of emotional intelligence, especially when considering cognitively intelligent animals like horses.
After spending therapy sessions with horses, many people feel heightened senses of:
- Emotional awareness
Equine therapy is not just about petting horses, though. It involves routine care for the horses, too. By establishing these routines and learning how to care for an animal that is depending on them, people in equine therapy also commonly report better feelings of impulse control.
You can do the following with the horses during equine therapy sessions:
Overall, equine therapy might be the new type of therapy you need to reach sobriety. Even if you have never spent much time with horses before, it might be the right fit for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us about it to learn more.
Supervision During Equine Therapy
There is no stable at Chattanooga Recovery Center, located on Kent Street in Chattanooga. For our equine therapy sessions, we are partnering with local stables with strong reputations for excellence in their fields and animal care. The stable masters we work with help pair our patients with horses who have been bred and trained to assist with equine therapy sessions.
At no point during an equine therapy session will you be left alone with your horse. Our top priority is safety for our patients and the horses at Chattanooga Recovery Center.
Learn More About Equine Therapy Today
Are you interested in learning more about how equine therapy can help you with drug and alcohol addiction? We would love to get the chance to tell you more about this wonderful form of therapy that helps you gain self-confidence and trust in others while simultaneously placing you in a calming environment. Please call (423) 226-5331 and talk to a member of Chattanooga Recovery Center about your needs as someone with an addiction and what sort of therapies or treatments can help.