While you’re at SLO, you’ll explore all that the world has to offer through our scheduled recreational activities. With each new experience, you’ll find opportunities that light up your soul through nature, art, spiritual practices, and more. You may find life-long hobbies, new ways to connect with your innermost self, and see that there is a fun life after drugs & alcohol. You’ll rediscover laughter, nature, friendship, serenity, and new ways to see the world. This is how we show you that recovery isn’t the end of your life - it’s only the beginning.
WE CALL THIS RECREATIONAL THERAPY. AND WE PROMISE, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Yoga - The calm breathing exercises, gentle motions, and meditative benefits of yoga can help calm your nerves, reduce cravings, and help treat any psychological distress or trauma you may feel regarding your addiction. At Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center, we teach yoga and meditation for recovery as a healthy coping skill and an alternative to substance use. Introducing individuals to a weekly practice of yoga and daily meditations that individuals can utilize as a new healthy lifestyle choice. This can have a huge impact. Yoga therapy is a complementary, or adjunct health practice that is considered a natural form of medicine by reducing the release of the stress hormone cortisol.
Hiking - Exploring raw nature is the best way to reignite your senses with the sounds, smells, and sights of the Pacific Northwest hiking trails. With the Multnomah Falls in our backyard, this hike is one of our favorite day trips. It will get your blood flowing, your endorphins firing, and offer the peaceful wonder of nature you’ll need to reconnect with your best self.
Healing Arts - Described as a “turning point” in their recovery, the Healing Arts group will guide you through a journey of self-discovery with creative activities such as collage, writing, reflection, and simple rituals such as writing and speaking affirmations. Mindfulness techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, guided visualization, and self-reflection combine with creativity to connect you with the you who has been hiding beyond your addiction.
Outdoor Adventures - The pacific northwest is known for its picturesque landscapes and an abundance of outdoor activities; so while you’re with us, you may find yourself exploring the best outdoor thrills that Oregon has to offer. Rafting, boating, snow tubing, rock climbing, kayaking, and sturgeon fishing are just a few of the local adventures we love, and more opportunities are always presenting themselves as our patients’ next fresh air adventure.
Giving Back to the Community - Community service introduces the feel-good benefits that come with giving to others. Twice a month, our patients volunteer at a homeless shelter, a food bank, or a soup kitchen. You’ll likely return with a boosted sense of self-esteem and an innate feeling of gratitude, which we believe is one of the keys to long-term sobriety.
Rock to Recovery - We partner with Rock to Recovery to offer the healing transformative powers of playing music as a group. Through the musical program, our patients learn how to use music as an outlet to find hope where there was once hopelessness, and light where there was once darkness.
Meditation - The practice of quieting one’s mind is a tool that many use in long-term recovery to find serenity and ground themselves. At SLO, we’ll introduce you to this calming of the mind, and help you reconnect with yourself. Meditation comes in all different shapes and sizes, and we’ll help you find what works for you.
Live Events - Sometimes an opportunity presents itself to bring our patients to the big Portland live events - Trailblazers games, theater, and more. You may also find yourself exploring the local arts and sciences museums. These events are excellent ways to rediscover your passions and bond with other residents.
Social Outings - Learning how to have fun sober is one of the most confusing things to navigate when you’re newly sober. This is why we will bring you out to experience good clean fun in Portland. Minigolfing, bowling, movies, and archery are just a few of the activities you may enjoy while you’re with us. There’s no pure joy quite like a genuine belly laugh, and that’s our goal on these trips!