At Pathways Real Life Recovery in Sandy, Utah, we have 13 years of experience helping people improve their mental health and overcome addiction. We break the cycle of guilt and shame by helping each client accept where they are in order to make a positive change in their life. We love working together with each client to create a personalized treatment plan. We help each person learn tools and skills to achieve a life of purpose, leading both men and women to rebuild themselves using a strength-based program that gives them newfound confidence.
If You're Thinking About Seeking Therapy for Addiction Recovery, Substance AbuseTreatment or Mental Health Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy at Pathways Real Life Recovery Could be the First Step
Why Choose Pathways Real Life Recovery for Substance Abuse Treatment in Utah?
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What Is Animal-Assisted Therapy?
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. AAT has been shown to improve people's mental, physical, social and emotional functioning. AAT to treat substance abuse begins with therapeutic or recreational activities that use the healing power of spending time with animals.
AAT is not meant to be used as the sole treatment for anyone suffering from mental health challenges or addictions. Instead, it should be used alongside evidence-based treatment programs, such as detox and counseling.
So how does animal-assisted therapy work? If you've ever played with a dog or cat or gone for a ride on a horse, you know that this interaction is typically a happy one. That's because interacting with animals releases mood-enhancing chemicals in our brains. This allows people to develop good habits that eventually help reduce dependence on drugs or alcohol. Benefits of animal-assisted therapy include feeling calm and happy, building trust, providing companionship, reducing stress, anxiety and depression and many more.
The most common animals used in animal-assisted therapy are dogs. However, horse therapy is quickly gaining popularity.
Are You Ready to Give Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) a Try?
At Pathways Real Life Recovery, animal-assisted therapy Utah is one of our specialties. Our staff is the heart of our program, and their qualifications include drug and alcohol addiction specialists, recovery specialists, life coaches, self-esteem experts and more. And any member of our staff is more than willing to talk to you about animal-assisted therapy as part of your recovery plan.
To learn more about animal-assisted therapy at PathwaysReal Life Recovery, call us any time at 801-895-3006. Every member of our staff is available 24/7. That means you'll never reach an answering machine. You will always reach an actual therapist! You can also email [email protected] or fill out our contact form.
At PathwaysReal Life Recovery, we offer free assessments and financing and we take most insurance. So what are you waiting for? Let us help you feel better, more fulfilled and more confident with our animal-assisted therapy. We can't wait to hear from you.
If your interest is piqued by animal-assisted therapy, why not try it out? The benefits are truly endless.