Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy at Banyan Treatment Center Pompano

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot

Dogs are man’s best friend, cats are our feline companions, and pets are a part of the family. From the typical therapy dogs to the more unusual therapy reptiles, animals can have a variety of therapeutic benefits for humans. They have been used for years in different therapy settings and only continue to grow in popularity. Pets can lead to a variety of physical and mental health benefits in humans including depression relief, lower cholesterol, lower stress levels, increased self-esteem, healthier hearts, decrease chronic pain, lower blood pressure, and improve relationships with other people. [1]

How Pet Therapy Works with Addiction Recovery

When it comes to substance abuse, addicts often experience problems with both their physical and mental health from heavy drug usage. During the recovery process, they usually struggle to regain the same health they once had before their addiction. At our Banyan Pompano Treatment Center, we believe that this is where animal-assisted therapy can step in to help. We believe in a holistic approach to addiction and these programs could be the extra support our patients need to experience a full recovery beyond just the basics of drug or alcohol addiction treatment. At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Pompano, our pet therapy programs can help our patients receive the comprehensive recovery they desire so that they can move forward happily with their lives.

Because the bond between humans and animals is so strong, our pet therapy in Pompano is used to provide another layer of support during the recovery process. When you first begin a PHP or IOP program with us, you may find it difficult to talk about your addiction with other people, especially during group therapy sessions. While humans can be quick to pass judgement, a therapy dog will not care about the choices you made during your darkest days before you sought out our heroin addiction treatment. Opening up about your cocaine addiction can be difficult, but a therapy cat will listen and never divulge what you told them. Therapy animals can also give those addicts struggling with feelings of depression a sense of purpose and hope for their future.

Pet Therapy at Banyan Pompano

As part of our drug treatment program in Pompano, we use therapy pets to help our patients on their path to recovery. The designated therapy pets will visit at appropriate times and provide our patients with the extra support they need as they struggle to maintain their sobriety. The combination of our animal-assisted therapy, as well relapse prevention programs and optional faith-based treatment will give you the tools you need to put your life back together.

If you or a loved one is looking for substance abuse treatment in Pompano, do not hesitate to reach out. Our comprehensive list of unique therapies and treatments are designed to give you or your loved one the individual help needed to overcome addiction as well as create a brighter future. Call our addiction rehab in Pompano today to begin your recovery journey.


Sources:

  1. Heath – 12 Ways Pets Improve your Health

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