Tennessee Equine Therapy Rehab Centers

Equine therapy is used for patients who have substance abuse disorders, mental illness or a number of other conditions. It can be effective for both men and women of any age. Find an equine therapy program in Tennessee today.

In the state of Tennessee, many people are currently suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. In fact, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that 356,000 people in this state needed but did not receive treatment for alcohol abuse in 2007, while 129,000 people needed but did not receive treatment for drug abuse in the same year.

For many people, substance abuse is complicated by mental illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 4.59 percent of the population in this state was dealing with a serious mental illness in 2013. These statistics just go to show the need for alternative treatment options for people in Tennessee. Equine therapy can be one of those options and might be the right fit for you or someone you know struggling with addiction or mental illness.

Benefits Of Equine Therapy

Equine therapy is a type of holistic therapy that is designed to improve the patient’s psychological and emotional health. During this type of therapy, patients spend time with horses in a therapeutic setting.

Equine therapy sessions are especially effective for patients with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and addiction. These patients often have low self-esteem and feel like their lives are not in their control. As they work with the horses, however, these patients are able to regain a sense of control and build self-esteem.

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Spending time with horses during equine therapy sessions also allows patients to grow emotionally and build important social skills. As patients care for the horses, they build a mutually-beneficial relationship with the animal, and they develop more confidence in their own abilities to be productive and successful.

Seeking Treatment

Addiction to drugs or alcohol doesn’t have to ruin the rest of your life. If you are suffering from an addiction, getting the appropriate treatment can help you overcome the condition and move on with your life. Contact us at RehabCenter.net today to find a treatment center near you.

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