We address mental health issues by using research-based clinical interventions that have proven effective with young adults who are recovering from substance abuse. We offer individual therapy, group, and family therapy; educational groups that focus on the disease of addiction, psycho-educational skill-building; mindfulness/mediation training; 12-step meetings; reading, journaling, and art therapy; and instruction in essential daily living skills.
As part of our holistic approach to substance abuse treatment, we make physical activity a highlight of the recovery process. As a wilderness-based program, we offer expeditions that last up to two weeks at a time. While hiking and camping, we will teach you how to live in the wilderness in comfort and safety. We use modern field gear including tents, backpacks, seasonally rated sleeping bags, and other gear that will keep you comfortable.
Our approach to physical health and wellness includes hiking, camping, recreational sports, martial arts instruction, gardening, nutritional education, yoga, high and low ropes courses, and primitive wilderness skills. As part of our wilderness component, we follow and teach Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics.
Spiritual growth plays an integral role in our program. Although we do not endorse any particular religion, we encourage all clients to develop and enhance their own belief system. The wilderness is a wonderful environment in which to develop a spiritual center, as nature’s beauty is both awe-inspiring and humbling. Our spiritual component includes 12-step work, mediation/mindfulness, martial arts, wilderness expeditions, journaling, vision quests, and rites of passage.
Emotional balance and growth is an important factor in recovery. This includes working with co-occurring mental health challenges in addition to chemical dependency issues. Our program is rich in metaphor, and we have a comprehensive recovery workbook designed to help clients gain insight into the recovery process. Based on personalized treatment plans, we offer individual and group therapy both at base and in the wilderness, as well as gender-specific treatment, journaling, family therapy, and extensive discharge planning.