Solutions Recovery offers clients the opportunity to participate in Canine Therapy, which allows individuals to receive the positive benefits that interacting with dogs can bring about. Animal-assisted therapy programs can be beneficial for people struggling with substance abuse and behavioral health issues. Developing a relationship with a gentle, trained, and non-judgmental therapy dog can create a calming effect and a sense of trust to individuals who are in a chaotic point in their lives.
Equine Therapy Sessions
Solutions Recovery has partnered with Horses4Heroes to provide the “Back in the Saddle” workshop, an equine therapy for the residential program. Being outdoors, getting exercise, breathing the fresh air, and being around the majestic animals in a healing atmosphere. The goal during this program is to teach individuals life skills through guided horse interaction. These skills include: communication, energy, respect, motivation, connection, trust, self-confidence, and problem solving.
Developing a relationship with a horse inspires individuals to transfer this newfound trust and relationship to other humans. These exercises focus on respect, trust, boundaries, verbal and non-verbal communication, passive conflict resolution, and anger/stress management. Patients can leave the therapy feeling better about themselves and their situation.
Auricular Therapy is utilized at Solutions Recovery to help patients in the detox process with the associated physical and emotional discomfort that may be experienced as the drug toxins leave the body. Helping relieve the client’s physical and emotional discomfort during detox can help the client and his or her long-term goals for sobriety.
Auricular Therapy is a unique form of acupuncture that triggers certain areas of the outer ear to relieve pain, promote wellbeing, and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal. The belief is that different points along the ear correspond with different areas of the body. Similar to reflexology, this therapy can be used to treat the physical, mental, and emotional health conditions of the client.
Auricular Therapy Methods:
- Acupuncture – Original acupuncture methods are used to trigger relief using small needles
- Tei Shin – An alternative method that does not use needles, this method involves using a slender probe to trigger the client’s ear points.
- Ear Seeds – Another needle-less alternative, adhesive metal beads are applied to the acupuncture points on the client’s ear. Pressing on the ear seeds can stimulate the acupuncture points for up to two weeks after the doctor’s application.
Music Therapy & Wellness
Music 4 Life® is a program developed and taught by Judith Pinkerton, who has dedicated her career to spreading the benefits of music therapy, wellness, and prevention. She teaches young and old clients how they can convert their music assets into a powerful, portable command center for stress reduction. Her passion for healing music was ignited when her solo violin music replaced medication post-surgery in a hospital. Since then, she founded and managed a nonprofit music therapy clinic and Music 4 Life® for 20 years.
Group-Oriented Support Sessions
A fit body and alert mind can help individuals overcome addiction and maintain long-term sobriety. To achieve the state of optimal physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, we must nurture and care for our bodies by engaging in daily physical exercise. Exercise stimulates endorphins, or neurochemicals that help stabilize our mood. These neurochemicals are generally depleted, which leaves individuals with negative thoughts that drive self-destructive actions, usually resulting in a downward cycle. With the benefits of exercise, individuals experience positive thoughts and healthy behaviors to replace substance abuse, negative consequences, and resulting mood swings.
Life Coaching is an alliance between coach/client that helps the individual achieve personal empowerment and well being through self-discovery, goal-setting, and learning new living skills for recovery. Life Coaching uses a combination of powerful questions, exercises, tools, meditation, and relaxation techniques to create a custom journey for each individual. This service is provided by Certified Life Coach Tedi Anne Templeton and is available to clients in our RTC and IOP programs.
Daily 12-Step Meetings/Groups
The Solutions Wellness Campus provides a path to recovery by facilitating the 12-Step philosophy for living. Within the relaxing meeting rooms of our campus, over 100 12-Step meetings are offered and attended daily by over 500 recovering individuals. Our meetings include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Gamblers Anonymous (GA), Chrystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), AL-ANON Family Groups, and NAR-ANON Family Groups. All meetings are open to the public and free to attend. Solutions Recovery offers recovery and support meetings 365 days a year. All of the meetings noted below are hosted on the Solutions Wellness Campus, at 2975 S. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146.