The Discovery House Hosts Comedy Night with Mark Lundholm

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Alcohol and drug addiction treatment center clients and staff benefit from a night of laughter and fun

The Discovery House Hosts Comedy Night with Mark Lundholm
It is our goal at The Discovery House to help our clients through their journey of recovery, and allowing them to enjoy an amusing show put on by a comedian is one way we can make the recovery process more pleasant.

The Discovery House recently held a comedy night for its residential clients and staff. The event was held Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Discovery Transitions Meeting Hall, in Van Nuys, California. The night was full of lighthearted laughter and fun, as comedian Mark Lundholm entertained guests.

Laughter provides health many benefits to the body and mind that help those in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. It increases oxygen intake, which stimulates the heart, lungs and muscles, and increases endorphins in the brain. Laughter helps relieve stress and soothe tension. It increases heart rate and stimulates circulation. The long-term effects of laughter include improved immune system, pain relief, and improved mood, according to the Mayo Clinic website.

As The Discovery House clients experienced first-hand, laughter helps lighten the tension and take one's mind off of troubles. An improved mood and a positive outlook on the future are important for individuals as they go through the stressful and sometimes overwhelming task of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction.

Founder and CEO of The Discovery House, Tom Whiting, understands the benefits that an event like Comedy Night can have on clients.

"We've all heard the phrase that laughter is the best medicine, and studies have shown that there is validity to this saying. We understand why an individual who is going through a stressful time would benefit from fun and laughter. It is our goal at The Discovery House to help our clients through their journey of recovery, and allowing them to enjoy an amusing show put on by a comedian is one way we can make the recovery process more pleasant. We all had a wonderful time at Comedy Night, and we thank Mark Lundholm for the show."

Mark Lundholm is a comedian who travels around the country to entertain individuals from all walks of life. He has performed for musicians, celebrities, politicians, and convicted felons. Mark has made several television appearances, including Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, and NBC. He wrote an off-Broadway show and has released several DVDs. Mark has a passion for helping those who are going through rehab and recovery, and his DVD series "Humor in Treatment" addresses in a comedic way some of the challenges those in recovery face. To learn more about Mark Lundholm and the work he does for rehabilitation centers, visit his website at http://marklundholm.com/about.

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The Discovery House is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Los Angeles. The center offers a residential rehab program, as well as outpatient treatment program. For individuals in need of extra support, The Discovery House offers transitional housing and long-term care. Being a Joint Commission Accredited facility, the staff and management of The Discovery House offer clients the very highest standards of care. For more information about The Discovery House, visit http://www.thediscoveryhouse.com/contact/.

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