Those who have followed recent posts from our sober house will know that we believe in bodywork or ‘somatic experiencing’ as a crucial modality for working with addictions. Bodywork is as important as talk therapy when you are in treatment for addiction or in early recovery from drug and alcohol issues. We have previously written about Muay Thai as a great sport to help people with their addiction issues.
Muay Thai has become a popular modality in primary drug and alcohol rehabs here in Thailand, since our founder Alastair pioneered The Edge programme at The cabin in 2015, which focused heavily on encouraging addicted young men to take up the sport as part of their recovery journey. In this blog we will explore how Alastair and the Alpha Sober Living team have explored Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and how it too, can be a great therapeutic tool to use in your recovery.