The best drug rehab centers in Dallas don’t just put together a clinical treatment plan. They will also focus on helping patients when they are away from the center by encouraging them to participate in fun, healthy activities.
While social interaction is a key part of recovery, doing things alone can also be beneficial. Especially, if you’re concerned that social interaction outside of the rehab center will test your sobriety. Fortunately, if you’re enrolled in an Intensive Outpatient Program in Dallas there are plenty of fun things to do alone around the city so that there’s less stress during recovery.
Float Your Worries Away at Riviera Spa
R&R is important for your general wellbeing, especially when you’re going through addiction recovery. At Riviera Spa you can submerge yourself in a peaceful tank of epsom salt water that’s heated to body temperature. The treatment is called sensory deprivation flotation therapy. The aim is to reduce the sensory overload that’s experienced throughout the day to ease the mind and relax the body.
Take a Swing at Smash N Bash
If you can’t float stress away you can go the complete opposite route at Smash N Bash. The goal is to “come in, break things and leave happy”. Many people agree that breaking apart a staged room is a great way to let out frustration and release negative energy. They also have a paint splatter room if you prefer an outlet that’s a little less destructive.
Bring a Book to the Bar – the Juice Bar
There are a number of rehabs in Dallas, but the city is also home to a number of outstanding juice bars. Nektar Juice Bar is a standout for its locally sourced ingredients and inventive concoctions. The Gem and The Juice Bar are two other establishments where you can chill with your reading material and a healthy beverage.
Movie Night at Halcyon
Halcyon is a popular coffee spot during the day, but it’s also a great place to visit on Friday nights when they host a movie night. You can grab a seat, craft coffee and enjoy s’mores during the showing. *Do be aware that in addition to coffee Halcyon does serve alcoholic beverages.
Visit One of Dallas’ Many Museums
Dallas is an amazing city for avid learners and hobbyists. There is a huge selection of museums where you can learn about a wide variety of subjects from aviation to art. Some museums to check out include:
- Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- African American Museum of Dallas
- Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
- Dallas Firefighters Museum
- The Museum of Illusions
- ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History
- The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- Meadows Museum
Take a Walk Through Nasher Sculpture Center
Walks out in nature are proven to help relieve stress and lower blood pressure. It can even reduce ADHD symptoms. Just 30 minutes is all it takes to feel the beneficial effects of a nature walk. One of the best places for an outdoor stroll in Dallas is the Nasher Sculpture Center. There are 2.4 acres to explore where you’ll find dozens of sculptures by renowned artists. It’s both an experiential and inspirational activity that’s good for the mind, body and soul.
At our Intensive Outpatient Program in Dallas, TX we work activities into the treatment plan that help patients focus on positive, productive pastimes that can be done alone or in a group. You can call our center or schedule a consultation online to learn more about our Dallas rehab options.