Outdoor Young Adult Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center

Backed by 50 years of research, outdoor therapy is a proven methodology for the treatment of alcohol addiction in young adults. Find lasting sobriety today at our adventure-based treatment center for substance abuse.

Learn About Outdoor Treatment

Learn about outdoor & adventure-based alcohol abuse treatment & rehab

In the United States, alcohol is a legal substance for those 21 years of age and older that many individuals consume on a regular basis. While many people can drink alcohol and never have any issues, there are some individuals whose drinking will cause a number of problems. A person who is struggling with alcohol addiction may begin to neglect responsibilities at home or work, or may experience problems within their closest relationships. The presence of alcohol abuse and addiction can be extremely difficult to overcome alone. If you have found yourself trapped in the vicious cycle of alcoholism, do not get discouraged. Our adventure-based treatment center for young adults can provide you with the skills needed to achieve lasting sobriety.

Four Circle Recovery Center is an outcomes-driven, adventure-based treatment center specifically designed for men and women, ages 18 to 28, who are primarily struggling with substance use concerns, such as an addiction to alcohol. We offer an innovative approach to rehab that integrates an adventure-based experience with professional clinical care and therapeutic programming. Our approach to treatment creates the foundation for sustained recovery and provides life-changing experiences for young adults who are facing the challenges of alcohol addiction and co-occurring emotional or behavioral issues.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for alcohol addiction

If your loved one has a drinking problem, it is important to address the situation instead of ignoring it. Pretending that nothing is wrong will only make things worse. Even though it may be difficult, you need to speak to your loved one about their alcohol problem. Choose an appropriate time and safe place, without any distractions, where you can talk to your loved one about your concerns. Dealing with an alcohol use disorder can be extremely challenging. Below are some things to keep in mind when helping your loved one:

  • Understand that you cannot force your loved one to stop abusing alcohol. Ultimately, the decision is up to them.
  • Do not expect your loved one to get better overnight. In order to stop drinking, your loved one is going to need treatment, alcohol addiction rehab, support, and the development of better coping skills.
  • Finally, remember that recovery is an ongoing process that may have setbacks along the way.

Why Choose Us?

Why consider alcohol abuse rehab at Four Circles Recovery Center

Problematic drinking and alcoholism can lead to a wide range of negative ramifications, including serious health complications, such as brain damage, heart problems, and liver disease. Social consequences can include the inability to maintain satisfying relationships. Furthermore, those who struggle with alcohol addiction tend to have higher rates of divorce and domestic violence. Many alcoholics struggle to hold down a job and pay their bills. Additionally, while under the influence of alcohol, alcoholics may engage in risky behaviors that can harm themselves and others. The longer alcohol abuse and addiction continues, the more devastating the consequences can be. For this reason, rehab for alcohol abuse should be sought as soon as possible.

Types of Treatment

Types of treatment offered at our outdoor alcohol abuse treatment center

When looking for alcohol addiction treatment, you or your loved one may have been searching broadly for “rehab centers near me.” In North Carolina, there is one clear choice. At Four Circles Recovery Center, our rehab model is designed to engage clients by immersing them in the natural world where they are inspired to cultivate self-reliance by being faced with uncompromising accountability. This model allows clients to reap the benefits of therapeutic adventure-based treatment, while also having the opportunity to practice skills learned in real world settings. Finally, all treatment provided at Four Circles is gender-specific, with separate rehab tracks designed to meet the specific needs of both male and female clients.

The young men and women who choose to come to our rehab treatment center are encouraged to attend offsite, outdoor experiences, which are led by clinical treatment team members. These adventure-based experiences complement the work we do at our lodges, and include several hours of behavioral health therapy, group counseling, and outdoor guidance to ensure a long-lasting recovery from alcohol addiction. Upon returning from the outdoors, participants integrate back into the community through meetings, service projects, and therapeutic groups before heading out on their next therapeutic adventure-based experience.

Rehab at Four Circles consists of four levels, each of which has a number of specific guidelines and assignments for clients to complete in order to move through the level system. We use a variety of clinical and holistic approaches that allows us to meet each client’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs, while also helping them to establish a strong foundation for sustained recovery. The following are among the many treatment methods employed at Four Circles for the treatment of alcohol abuse and addiction:

Medication management: It is very common for individuals with an alcohol addiction to also be struggling with a mental health disorder. Many times, these co-occurring disorders will require the use of medication to help alleviate distressing symptoms. However, all medication needs for co-occurring mental health concerns are always decided on a case-by-case basis. For any client who requires medication management, our treatment center has contracted both a psychiatrist and nurse practitioner who are available within 24 hours. If the need arises, clients can be pulled from the field for an office visit.

Individual therapy: All clients at Four Circles will participate in individual therapy sessions on a weekly basis. Individual sessions allow clients personalized time with a therapist where they will be able to set achievable goals for their recovery, address specific concerns that arise before or during rehab, and work through any distressing emotions surrounding their alcohol abuse.

Group therapy: Our adventure-based treatment center offers a number of group therapy sessions, including our nightly process groups led by a paraprofessional staff members, and weekly process groups, which are conducted by a licensed therapist. Clients are also required to participate in a two-hour experiential challenge group on a weekly basis.

Family therapy: We firmly believe that family participation is an integral part of the treatment experience for those who are recovering from an addiction to alcohol. Families who have loved ones in rehab at our center will receive ongoing coaching and therapeutic contact through weekly phone sessions with a primary therapist. Additionally, we hold a two-day onsite workshop for all family members to help them with the healing process.

Adventure trips: In order to help clients foster a spiritual connection to their recovery journey, our outdoor treatment center provides regularly scheduled adventure-based counseling trips, which may include the following opportunities:

  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Fly-fishing

Additional therapeutic activities: In addition to participating in the methods listed above, all clients also have the opportunity to utilize a variety of additional therapies, which are designed to help enhance the recovery process. These therapies may include:

  • Nutritional education
  • Martial arts
  • 12-Step (AA and NA) meetings
  • Yoga therapy
  • Psychoeducational skills training
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Life skills training
  • Meditation
  • Career/vocational/psychological testing
  • Solution-focused therapy

Continuing Care

Continuing care & levels of treatment for alcohol abuse


Prior to the completion of treatment, all clients will participate in a one-week experience where they will engage in solo adventures to help them prepare for the future. Once this time had ended, clients will return to base where they will work on aftercare planning, develop a relapse prevention plan, and create a support system that will sustain the progress they made. We understand that recovery is a lifelong process that extends beyond a client’s time in rehab at our treatment center, which is why we work closely with each client, their families, and referral sources to create a detailed discharge and aftercare plan.

Four Circles offers a Sober Living Transition Program for adult males, ages 18 to 28, who are in the process of transitioning from a primary substance abuse treatment program into independent living. This program is at least 14 days in length and provides clients with a number of therapeutic methods, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management. Additionally, adventure-based trips are taken every weekend.

Additionally, Four Circles offers a 28-day Relapse Prevention Program specifically for individuals who are in transitional living or who have completed a primary treatment program and are in need of this additional level of care. It also serves as a beneficial program for those who have relapsed while in step-down care.

Whatever your alcohol abuse concerns may be, the highly qualified, compassionate staff at Four Circles can help you overcome that addiction and provide the building blocks for the foundation of a life of sobriety. If you are struggling with an alcohol abuse problem, Four Circles Recovery Center is your choice for alcohol addiction treatment when you or your loved one asks the question: what is the best rehab near me?

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We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • The Jason Foundation