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Morningside Recovery offers many sober social activities. Clients makes friends that understand what they are going through, and use new therapeutic tools in real life situations.

Benefits of Experiential Activities

Fresh air and new experiences have undeniable therapeutic value. Group activities are healthy and fun alternatives to substance abuse. Every weekend the staff leads groups on a variety of recreational activities that include whale watching, surfing, and snowboarding.

Many clients with a long history of chemical dependency, particularly with methamphetamine or opiates, suffer from anhedonia (acute depression). Group activities alleviate this depression by showing clients it’s possible to have fun without abusing alcohol or drugs. A release of adrenaline energizes clients and endorphins enhance their mood.

Fun Group Activities

  • Beach bonfire
  • Barbecues
  • Laser Tag
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Surfing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Whale watching
  • Professional sport games
  • Movies
  • Medieval Times
  • Comedy Shows
  • The Getty Center
  • Sky High Jump
  • Knott’s Berry Farm

At Morningside Recovery we advocate experiential activities for their numerous therapeutic and social benefits. Participation in group activities strengthens a client’s bond with their peers. For many, these friendships are not only vital to their immediate recovery, but last long after they leave treatment.