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Equine Therapy in Addiction Treatment at Windward Way Recovery

Addiction is a particularly stubborn illness to treat. Windward Way realizes how hard it may be for you or for someone you love. But because we not only use traditional addiction treatment methods but also newer, more innovative techniques like Equine Therapy, our addiction treatment program can dig at the roots of a man’s fight with alcohol or drugs.

It’s this holistic approach to substance abuse treatment that allows Windward Way to rise above the rest. Specifically, our drug rehab and alcohol treatment program may employ the use of Equine Therapy, which can help men in recovery discover:

  • Assertiveness or Past Rejection
  • Emotional awareness
  • Empathy
  • Stress tolerance
  • Flexibility
  • Impulse control
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-actualization

It’s important to realize that Equine Therapy does not equal “riding” a horse. Instead, the aim is for the client to develop a working relationship between them—a natural predator— and a prey animal. The horse can help a man learn about himself and what “makes him tick.” The therapy often helps establish healthier living routines that promote a vigorous, long-term recovery. Many of our alumni report back to us, telling us that they loved their experiences in equine therapy and how it helped them learn about themselves. Linked with other modalities for addiction treatment like Tai Chi, this therapy can become a powerful ally to produce a recovery that lasts.

We can answer the questions that you may have about equine therapy or any other of the many therapies we use to help you get your life back. Rediscover yourself, the Windward Way. We can individualize a program that fits . . . just for you. Call our pros; we’re here 24/7: (844) 252-5930.