Long before the beach was a theater of bodies stuffed into tiny suits, exposing as much skin as possible to the sun, beach-going was often a strictly medical undertaking. For centuries we looked to the sand and surf as a fully-stocked pharmacy. But first, we had to get over our fear of the sea. She’s a mysterious beast! We need beach therapy!
The Palms Recovery – Sober Living at the beach! When people think of the beach, they often think of relaxing and fun summer vacations, hungry seagulls, and refreshing waves. For some, the ocean isn’t the only thing that’s refreshing. Despite it being illegal at many beaches, people often drink alcohol on the beach. What do you do if you’ve recently decided to cut alcohol out of your life? Should you avoid the beach entirely? We’ve gotten over our fear of the ocean, so do we fear temptation?
Luckily, there are plenty of other activities you can enjoy at the beach that don’t involve alcohol or drugs just fun in the sun! Here are some ideas for sober activities on the beach.
For individuals who enjoy being physically active, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy the beach without alcohol! Bringing a Frisbee or football to the beach is a great way to pass the time with friends. Or maybe you’re spending the day with enough people to start up a volleyball game. If you want to get off the sand and into the water, boogie boarding and skim boarding are also fun ways to pass the time. No fear, just sober living fun!
If you prefer a more laid-back beach experience, there are many relaxing activities you can enjoy at the beach that don’t involve alcohol or drugs! Bring a book, magazine, or newspaper and catch up on the reading you haven’t had time to do. You might decide to listen to some music, a podcast, or an audiobook. Taking a walk along the beach and collecting seashells can also be a relaxing way to spend your time at the beach.
If you’ve recently decided to cut alcohol out of your life, you don’t necessarily have to cut out the beach as well. Whether you prefer to be active at the beach or enjoy spending your time at the shore relaxing, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy that don’t involve drinking alcohol or drugs. So, pack up your Frisbee, bring your books, and lather on your sunscreen – it’s time to hit the beach!
More and more service animals—specifically dogs— are being spotted everywhere we go. Service animals are very useful in helping individuals with the various things they struggle with. Service dogs or service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as “dogs (or other animal species) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.” The disabilities stated include blindness, deafness, loss of limb and paralysis, as well as physical diseases such as epilepsy and diabetes. Further, service animals called “emotional support animals” can help with emotional illnesses such as anxiety and can comfort those with emotional or mental illnesses. The National Service Animal Registry has been the main database for the United States for many decades, beyond the 1990s.
More and more service animals—specifically dogs— are being spotted everywhere we go. Service animals are very useful in helping individuals with the various things they struggle with. Service dogs or service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as “dogs (or other animal species) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.” The disabilities stated include blindness, deafness, loss of limb and paralysis, as well as physical diseases such as epilepsy and diabetes. Further, service animals called “emotional support animals” can help with emotional illnesses such as anxiety and can comfort those with emotional or mental illnesses.
The ADA National Network defines a service animal as “Any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not considered service animals.”
“The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. Examples of work or tasks include, but are not limited to:”
Specifically, service animals are trained to do things in certain aspects of life that a disabled person can’t. For instance, these animals can get clothes, open doors, navigate routes, etc. Even more amazing is the animals that help individuals deal with seizures, anxiety, diabetes, or even OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). These animals are trained to know and sense the beginning of a medical episode and warn individuals so they can take measures to prevent or lessen what is about to happen. Having a service animal can reduce stress, soothe individuals, and for many individuals-having a service animal can give emotional support.
Studies are showing more and more that service animals could positively impact those delaying with addiction recovery. This good news shows that the soothing impact of an animal companion can stop triggers, can sense oncoming anxiety attacks, and many more things to benefit those in recovery.
Many service animals help addicts make it through recovery one day at a time. Taking care of someone else needs is also good for those in recovery and feeling unconditionally loved gives them an immense amount of support in return. The reciprocal relationship of having an animal that is helping to take care of an addict while the addict takes care of the animal is shown to be very beneficial. Service animals don’t judge based on a person’s past and are more than happy to forge a new future together with those they are helping through recovery. Many find that having a service animal is the final piece that gives them purpose as well as hope during their addiction recovery.
Knowing how to register an emotional support animal isn’t common knowledge. What is an emotional support dog? That’s a question you may need to answer when someone approaches you while you’re with your emotional support animal (ESA). It’s a great opportunity to educate others on how ESAs help and comfort people who deal with certain disabilities. One thing you’ll want to take care of as soon as possible is to register your support animal.
The Palms Recovery wants to see individuals succeed. We’re here and open to help you achieve your best life today! Call us anytime at 1-844-80-PALMS
The Palms Recovery is a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best treatment experience to our clients. By providing a safe and structured treatment environment, our multi-disciplinary treatment team works together to help our clients fight their addiction and achieve their goals. By focusing on each person’s individual needs, we develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help each individual achieve success through a holistic program. We use a 12-step model along with evidence-based cognitive and experiential therapy.
Our comprehensive treatment services allow us to help a wide range of addiction needs from different types of individuals. The Palms Recovery is a licensed and certified drug rehabilitation center located in Sunny Palm Beach Florida! Our state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated as a safe haven with a caring, accepting, and warm environment that is structured to foster healing, recovery, and sobriety.
Our Sober living offers a proven way to recover from addiction with a slow and gradual transition back into daily life at a pace each individual can learn to grow comfortable with.
The Palms Recovery’s goal is to provide comfortable, quality living in surroundings conducive to abstinence, recovery, and personal growth. We create and maintain a sober atmosphere that supports confidence, self-worth, and the motivation necessary for a healthy return to conventional living and mainstream society. Our sober living home is a great option to alleviate any concerns you may have about going from such a monitored environment right back into daily life. There are many benefits to staying in a sober-living home, including attending meetings at a 12 step program, creating structure, accountability, and creating a sober fellowship. A big part of staying in a sober living home is creating positive friendships that help to reinforce the desire to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This support system allows residents to avoid the isolation that can sometimes come with returning home while in recovery.
Residents aren’t bound to the sober living home’s campus and can come and go as they please. This allows individuals in recovery to feel like they are easing back into normal life and can start going back to their daily tasks and responsibilities. Although sober living homes are less restrictive than inpatient facilities, they still have rules that residents must abide by, including curfews and group meeting attendance.
There are many benefits to staying in a sober-living home, including attending 12-step programs, creating structure, accountability, and creating a sober fellowship. A big part of staying in a sober living home is creating positive friendships that help to reinforce the desire to abstain from drugs and alcohol.
This support system allows residents to avoid the isolation that can sometimes come with returning home while in recovery.
It further provides an environment to support recovery from substance abuse and addiction for those who are emerging from rehab. Sober living homes provide a combination of freedom and structure to help the person begin to readjust to life outside of rehab. They are set up specially to serve as transitional housing for people coming out of treatment.
The Palms Recovery has all the programs, tools, and support that you’ll need to be an addiction success story while you transition back into the life you know you deserve!
The Palms Recovery offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for those who have completed a residential or day-night treatment program or for those who are in need of intensive treatment but do not require a residential setting. Clients can get intensive treatment while living a life in recovery. Intensive outpatient treatment consists of group and individual therapy sessions for at least 9 hours per week. Sessions are offered in during the day and in the evening, for those who work during the day.
Outpatient addiction treatment for both drug and alcohol rehab is flexible. Classes are four days a week, three hours per day. Group times vary by location. Outpatient groups last four to six weeks. Many patients have work and family commitments. They may also have school and other obligations. If you do, too, the program will fit your daily lifestyle. You can begin the program right away.
People drink to socialize, celebrate, and relax. Alcohol often has a strong effect on people—and throughout history, people have struggled to understand and manage alcohol’s power. Why does alcohol cause people to act and feel differently? How much is too much? Why do some people become addicted while others do not? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is researching the answers to these and many other questions about alcohol. Here’s what is known:
Alcohol’s effects vary from person to person, depending on a variety of factors, including:
While drinking alcohol is itself not necessarily a problem—drinking too much can cause a range of consequences, and increase your risk for a variety of problems.
Alcohol abuse is which is traditionally known as alcoholism. Regardless, if you know and care about someone who is either definitely an alcoholic or someone who you suspect may be, there are ways to help, start and intervention, and is the process of assisting the process… you might want to seek help for yourself dealing with a loved one with this addiction. Alcohol, as with most substances, abuse is the step directly preceding addiction. However, there are some ways to tell abuse and addiction apart.
Our alcohol detox program offers a safe and comfortable environment for individuals suffering from alcohol dependency to recover in a tranquil, safe setting. Alcohol detoxification is the essential first step, a supervised period with zero alcohol intake for effective treatment and management of alcohol addiction. Our certified clinical staff members are on duty 24/7 to support clients through the recovery process. In addition to care for alcohol withdrawal symptoms, our clients are also given the opportunity to support one another and receive education and counseling about their addiction problem and its effective treatment. The Palms Recovery Center provides individualized care and custom long term plan to provide and encourage the adjustment to sustained sobriety.