Experience has taught us that clients need regular diversion from the rigors of intensive therapy, counseling, and education, so that they can decompress, burn some energy, or just plain enjoy themselves in healthy and sometimes challenging ways.
Our clients engage in daily physical and fun activities which cover a broad spectrum of beneficial therapeutic purposes.
Staying occupied and reducing boredom is key in the early stages of your recovery. You will likely have a lot of time on your hands which at one time were used to drink and use drugs. Unless you make good use of your time, the temptation to return to old harmful habits may be too much to resist.
To keep you from this, we compiled a list of some of the best ways to make best use of your time here in beautiful Orange County. There are so many things to do and see that this list should only be a short introduction. You may soon find yourself with a new hobby which will not only occupy your time but keep your mind engaged someplace healthy and boost your self-confidence, two things which addiction takes from most people.
Perfect for a getaway with friends, but entertaining enough to do on your own, Orange County’s theme parks offer a thrilling and enjoyable time for just about anyone.
Here are some of the best amusement parks in Orange County:
Southern California beaches are a welcoming spot just about the entire year. Whether you’re up for some surfing, swimming, sunbathing, or just relaxing in the sun, the beach is a good idea.
Local beaches include:
Being outdoors and exercising in the fresh air has been known to promote a successful recovery. Orange County boasts some magnificent hiking trails that include incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Trails can be long or short, difficult or easy–anything you’re looking for.
Some of the best trails Orange County has to offer include:
What better place to learn and perhaps discover an unknown passion than one of the county’s many museums? Intellectual curiosity also happens to be a great way to ward off the temptation to engage in addictive behavior and prevent relapse.
Some of the museums to be found in Orange County include:
Anyone struggling with a substance use disorder should turn to Miramar Recovery and our expert team can help point you to positive ways to spend your time as part of your recovery.
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