The value of exercise as part of your life in recovery and staying drug and alcohol free cannot be underestimated.
Physical exercise helps you stay sober by helping you feel great, building a sense of achievement and self-respect, and providing a new way to interact with your community.
Your counsellors at the Hader Clinic will work with you to set realistic and rewarding fitness goals, whether you’re hoping to one day run a marathon or just have a regular swim. It is important to note that our qualified staff will gradually introduce you into a fitness program and every patient is individually assessed to ensure the program is structured in line with their own recovery.
Exercise can be a form of free entertainment, with a morning walk costing nothing but providing a lot of physical, mental and visual stimulation.
An exercise regimen can help retrain your brain and associate exercise with feelings of enjoyment. Exercise is proven to activate the pleasure centres in your brain in a similar way to drugs and alcohol, providing a safe and healthy way to manage your cravings.
The Hader Clinic offers a variety of sporting facilities including a swimming pool. With the retreat set within 10 acres of the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland it also offers a perfect location to walk and run. Fitness specialists also run weekly programs at the retreat, including a regular boot camp and yoga.
At the Hader Clinic we will help you get started on your new exercise habit to improve your perspective on life, feel healthy and well, and increase your confidence.
This is just one component of our addiction treatment model, a unique, holistic addiction treatment that focuses on treating the core elements of mind, body and spirit to help you and your loved ones regain a meaningful life. It teaches addicts how to continue to run their recovery after completion of the program.