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Recreational Therapy @ 7th Street

| 7th Street Staff |

7th Street, a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center, is committed to providing top-quality care for individuals struggling with addiction. Our recreational therapy program is a crucial component of the holistic approach we take to help our clients rediscover their passions, build resilience, and learn healthy coping mechanisms. Your generous donations will enable us to continue offering transformative experiences to those on their journey to recovery.

Our recreational therapy program consists of two annual trips

  1. Moab in the spring with hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
  2. A longer fall trip to Lake Powell, offering a unique opportunity for clients to bond and connect with others in recovery, experience nature’s beauty, and develop a sense of accomplishment through water-based activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.


Studies show recreational therapy has a significant positive impact on substance abuse recovery:

  • Research indicates recreational therapy reduces anxiety and depression, while increasing self-esteem and overall well-being in individuals recovering from substance abuse.
  • Engaging in outdoor activities and group experiences during recovery helps improve social skills, communication, and healthy coping mechanisms
  • A study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) revealed that patients who participated in outdoor therapy programs were more likely to maintain sobriety and avoid relapse.

Your Contribution:

Your generous support will help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 to fund these life-changing trips. By contributing, you directly invest in the recovery and future of individuals who have experienced the life-altering negative effects of addiction.

We specifically invite successful individuals and businesses in addiction recovery, who understand the transformative power of recreational therapy, to become part of our donor community. Your donations will enable us to:

  • Cover cost of client transportation, accommodations, and activity fees.
  • Provide professional guidance and support from trained staff members during trips.
  • Ensure safety and well-being of all participants during their therapeutic journey.

Together, we can help those in recovery reclaim their lives and experience the joy of outdoor adventure. Donate today.