Many alcohol and drug rehab centers have swimming pools and other amenities to offer a comfortable and engaging atmosphere while they do the important work of overcoming their alcohol or drug addiction. Swimming pools in alcohol or drug rehab not only offer an environment of comfort and, in some cases, luxury, but they also offer a fun and relatively easy means for working out dormant muscles, staying active, and increasing blood flow. Whether you’re an experienced swimmer or you just enjoy spending time in the water, swimming pools can be a helpful element in the treatment process.
Health Benefits of Swimming Pools in Rehab
Swimming or simply casual floating has a variety of physical and psychological health benefits that can be directly influential in the rehab and recovery process, including but not limited to the following:
- Increased Mindfulness
- Improved Mobility
- Alleviating Stress
- Increased Endurance
- Improved Heart and Lung Function
- Muscle Development and Tone
Swimming can also be an ideal low-impact exercise for a variety of pain-related conditions, many of which are caused by withdrawal, and be an ideal social activity to build friendship, community, and a support system in treatment.
Swim with Caution in Alcohol and Drug Rehab
While swimming can be a fun and therapeutic activity in rehab, it’s important to exercise proper safety and caution:
- If you’re not a strong swimmer, stay in the shallow end.
- If you go in the deep end, make sure someone is there with you.
- Do not eat anything within an hour of swimming.
- Stay within your abilities.
- Carefully read and mind pool signs.
- Use caution getting in and out of the pool.
Many rehabs that offer swimming pools are covered by private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid and offer pool access to residential and outpatient clients. Find a rehab near you that offers swimming pools. Call us now to start your treatment.
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