April 21, 2017 marked our 6th week in providing the Rescue Mission with both clinically-oriented education and fitness programming. Three weeks ago, we expanded fitness groups to include subsidized gym memberships. Clients with at least 8 weeks in-program may qualify for this benefit based upon program compliance and willingness to contribute the equivalent of a $5 “skin-in-the-game” copayment.
Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to support this program. $25/month will pay for one-subsidized gym membership and individualized recovery-focused training.
We currently have 33 participants meeting gym-objectives. We have another 23 participating in off-campus sports/recreation at the local park.
We also provide other incentives to the clients who demonstrate the greatest participation and effort. Part of our “Small Wins” strategy in improving HEALTHY reward and motivation (dopamine) sensitivity.
Quick video on the enrichment and return to normalcy such activity brings:
Clients improvements include:
- Initiation of activity and/or increased frequency of physical activity;
- Awareness of, and making smarter, food choices;
- Improvements in mobility;
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence;
- Better awareness of the signs of relapse and strategies for recovery-motivation.
Education this week will focus on triggers and coping skills:
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The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is a last-hope for many fine people. Addiction doesn’t discriminate.