We do not treat people with active addictions; that’s for other specialists. Our role is when the drugs are out of your system, and you’re dealing with the draw towards using again. Integrative Equine Therapy builds stronger coping strategies. One client in recovery came in and found an unexpected side benefit of his work with the horses, he no longer had a desire to smoke.
A well-known study from Oslo University, Norway shows there is an 80% recidivism rate following addiction treatment. The odds are really against you if you do nothing in follow-up.
The same study shows that follow up program using horses reduces recidivism rates by 60%. A horse creates the most judgment free space in the world; they also have the emotional range and attention to help get you thru. We can’t explain it; you have to try it once to see what we are trying to say.