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🗞In the news ... Thriving-DAYS for youth substance use disorders

Check out #TeamThriving and our Thriving-DAYS initiative featured by #CommunityNews. Great to hear perspectives of staff, young people and students involved in this innovative and award-winning exercise program for young people undergoing residential rehabilitation for drug and/or drug addiction.

"Accredited Exercise Physiologist and UWA staff member, Dylan Warner, said it was really rewarding to see young peoples’ attitudes completely change from initial resistance to enthusiastically embracing activities they grew to really enjoy. “We had one participant who was a consistent non-participant when he first arrived, but once we helped him identify a physical activity he enjoyed, he went on to receive an award for his commitment and positive attitude,” he said."

Read the full article in Community News by clicking here!

Or more extensive coverage read the full press release "Structured Exercise Proving a Game Changer for Youth People Fighting Drug and Alcohol Issues" by clicking here (PDF version).

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