Natural High’s programs include a DVD series that are distributed at no cost to every middle school and high school in the US. The series feature young celebrities embracing life on natural highs rather than using drugs or alcohol. Because these celebs are icons to many middle and high schoolers, Natural High hopes they will be positively influenced to follow suit. Those featured so far include professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, actress Lauren Conrad and the famous surfer who lost her arm to a shark, Bethany Hamilton. The DVDs come with associated lesson plans for teachers to promote living sober and having fun while doing it.
The organization targets middle and high schoolers because they are most susceptible to peer pressure. By seeing that being sober and saying “no” to drugs is considered cool among many young celebs, Jon Sundt the founder of Natural High, hopes the teens will lean towards natural ways to be happy. Jon lost two of his brothers to addiction who he says were influenced by peer pressure to use drugs.
Here at Synergy Group Services addiction treatment center, we promote activities that foster a natural sense of well being among our clients, which include but are not limited to:
- Personal Training Sessions
- Massage Therapy
- Trips to the Fitness Center
- Nutritional Guidance
Because recovery from drugs and alcohol begins with feeling physically well, we aim to help clients reach their optimal state while in drug treatment. Eating well can lift the mood especially when combined with exercise, which naturally releases “feel good” chemicals in the brain.
We also foster an unparalleled sense of community because we are small by design. An intentional and natural outcome of accommodating a select number of clients is that they bond with one another. Nothing lifts the mood better than the feeling of community and support from being with others who understand you. Many of our clients were isolated because of their drug use and are uplifted by interacting with others again.
By engaging in so many feel-good activities while in treatment, our goal is that clients incorporate these activities with their plan of personal recovery long after addiction treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and want to learn how to live a substance-free life, Synergy Group Service’s addiction rehab in South Florida can help.