Recreational Therapy’s Role in Addiction Recovery

Course Title:

In this course, students will explore the impact that substance abuse has on those struggling with it and the ways to effectively address it. In particular, students will explore what Recreational Therapists can do to address common issues for people who have substance abuse disorders such as experiencing boredom, having low self-esteem, having a lack of positive community support, and having a lack of effective coping strategies.

Course Objectives

  • Identify 3 signs and symptoms of substance abuse/addiction

  • Identify 3 risk factors and/or barriers of recovery

  • Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • You will learn new strategies and perspectives in providing TR services to people battling addictions

Tracie Shendel, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Hi! My name is Tracie Schendel and I have been a CTRS since 2010. Most of my experience has been in mental health in both inpatient and community based settings. I currently work at a Crisis Residence in which we stabilize adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in a residential setting. I love to write and teach about things I am passionate about which is all things Therapeutic Recreation! Thank you for taking this course and I hope you find it helpful!

Tracie Schendel, CTRS

SMART Instructor