Addiction Recovery Outings
August 22, 2016
Time spent in addiction treatment is filled with ambitious self-discovery and transformation. SOME’s residential treatment program works to instill hope and renewed purpose into the lives of homeless, addicted men and women.
SOME seeks to accomplish this by providing tools of self-empowerment and self-healing with a holistic approach. SOME’s program not only targets drug and alcohol use, but enlarges our focus to include the extremely complicated issues of a client’s physical and emotional needs.
Clients participate in a variety of social outings during their time in treatment. Taking time between periods of intensive treatment provides invaluable opportunities to build rapport and a trusting relationship with staff, develop a sense of community with those in recovery and practice many of the skills learned in treatment in real-world settings.
Those participating in addiction recovery go on a field trip approximately once per month. Recently, our clients went hiking in Harper’s Ferry, made delicious muffins with blueberries they picked at Dolly Sods and toured the underground tunnels and George Washington’s early headquarters in Cumberland, Maryland. Additionally, every six weeks clients participate in an on-site Zipline Challenge Course which focuses on collaboration, risk taking and creating a supportive environment.
For those new to recovery, something as basic as participating in a social setting, public outing, or traveling to new locations without using substances is unfamiliar. Taking the leap to try something new isn’t easy but our clients feel empowered to confront this discomfort while in their safe and secure treatment environment.
We are incredibly proud of those taking steps to overcome addiction and transform their lives!