Bringing Fitness and Fun into Recovery, our Zumba class is just one of many options that our patients have to repair the physical damage that results from addiction
Substance abuse has many different effects on the individual. These effects range from physical damage to altered thought processes to a spiritual disconnection from the universe and those around us. True recovery from addiction is found when the causes of a person’s addictive behaviors are addressed, rather than just addressing the symptoms of those behaviors by getting clean and sober. When the Body, Mind, and Spirit are healthy and working in harmony with each other, long-term sobriety can be achieved.
The treatment plan at Best Drug Rehabilitation is designed to be a thorough and effective method of helping our patients in finding that harmony in their lives. We offer many different programs that focus on one or more of those aspects of the Whole Self. We also offer many different options in treatment methods for our patients to choose from, stepping away from the single-track “cookie cutter” programs that many people are accustomed to in rehabilitation. Our patients are encouraged to explore any of those options that might appeal to them in order to discover the path to overcoming an addiction that will work best for their individual needs.
A major part of our recovery program is helping our patients to reverse the damage caused by long-term substance abuse. Many of the patients that come to Best Drug Rehabilitation show up to our recovery center in pretty bad shape. Muscle deterioration from lack of exercise, malnourishment from poor eating habits, and hormonal or chemical imbalances from unnatural sleep cycles are just some of the many dangerous and detrimental physical effects of drug and alcohol abuse. After the patient has cleansed the body of toxins and any residual effects of substance abuse, we help them to get their body back in healthy working order through nutritional therapy, a healthy, balanced diet, and physical activity. If the patient is feeling sick or is in pain, it is impossible for them to focus fully on their recovery from addiction.
There are several different ways that we encourage our patients to get physically fit. In addition to daily access to our fully equipped exercise room, we offer a variety of different classes that focus on healing the body and repairing muscle damage. One of those classes is our Zumba class.
What is Zumba?
Zumba is a dance fitness program that was created in the 1990s by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. His development of Zumba was begun purely by accident when he forgot the music for an Aerobics class that he instructed. Digging through the tapes in his car, he found some traditional salsa and merengue music and improvised a new class. Thus, Zumba was created.
Zumba incorporates the use of fast and slow rhythms for warm-up and cool-down, and also uses the body’s own natural capabilities as a form of resistance training. This, combined with aerobics influenced exercise routines, makes Zumba is a great way to build and tone all of the major muscle groups, increase cardiovascular efficiency, and overall flexibility.
Lisa is the Zumba instructor here at Best Drug Rehabilitation. Though she loves her position at our recovery center, for her it is about far more than that. The satisfaction she gets from fulfilling her role in the recovery of the patients that participate in her class is the most rewarding part. “First of all, it’s fun,” says Lisa. “I enjoy when I can hear them in the back just having fun. It makes me feel good knowing that they’re enjoying it.”
The treatment plan at Best Drug Rehabilitation is not just a way for our patients to get clean and sober. Our program helps them to find the tools that will help them to stay substance-free by making a complete lifestyle transformation. Zumba is just one of the many tools that our patients can use to maintain long-term sobriety after they graduate from our recovery center. “It felt awesome going and getting exercise instead of using drugs and being lazy,” explains Paige, one of the many patients that participate in this class. “I would recommend Zumba to other people because it gets you moving and exercising, and you have fun with the other patients.” Building personal relationships with each other is also a great way for our patients to begin forming the framework for the strong support system, another vital tool in remaining free from the bonds of addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Recovery Program at Best Drug Rehabilitation
The recovery program at Best Drug Rehabilitation is a unique approach to overcoming addictive behaviors and finding a path to a healthier and more positive way of life. Through the various options in treatment method and the wide variety of supplemental programs that we offer, our patients are able to discover what will be most effective in their personal recovery. Our program helps to create a sense of confidence in their recovery, and an understanding of the personal responsibility they hold in their lives and in their continued sobriety. Our patients find the ability to create a better world for themselves, and the inner strength to handle the stresses of daily life without resorting to using drugs or alcohol.