Companionship

The road to recovery is easier when you have a friend. We know that your furry companion provides unconditional love and loyalty when you need it most. That’s why Gratitude Lodge encourages you to bring your dependable pal during your stay.

Studies show that pets help reduce anxiety and depression in recovery. Best of all, people who bring their pets with them experience greater levels of lasting recovery. Even if you don’t have a pet of your own, you’ll benefit from interacting with other animals at Gratitude Lodge.

Wellbeing

Not only are they cute, but pets also provide an easy endorphin boost. During substance abuse recovery, your brain has to learn how to produce endorphins on its own again. Interacting with furry friends can be relaxing, and they’ll be at your side to encourage other feel-good activities, like exercise.

You’ll learn to take small steps toward greater responsibilities with a pet, who will be there for you during and after recovery. When your stay at the Gratitude Lodge is over, you’ll be able to continue healthy habits and routines in your new life with an old friend.

THE BENEFITS

Having a companion along for your journey goes beyond playing fetch and listening to soothing purrs. Pets provide:

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  • Small responsibilities that add up to big wins
  • Plenty of physical activity
  • A familiar face and sense of security
  • Someone to talk to
  • Unconditional love
  • Distraction from withdrawal symptoms
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