Alcohol Addiction Treatment FAQ

When to start wilderness therapy for alcoholism?

You should start wilderness therapy when you’re ready to overcome the obstacles that have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life. If you meet the following criteria, you may be ready to start wilderness therapy:

  • Age 18 to 28
  • Struggling with addiction
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Ready to make lasting positive changes in your life

What is a wilderness rehab for alcohol addiction?

Wilderness rehab for alcohol addiction helps people achieve long-term recovery with a comprehensive approach that includes the following elements:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • 12-Step education and meetings
  • Adventures such as rock-climbing, canoeing, and wilderness hikes
  • Guidance and supervision by experienced professionals

Why does wilderness therapy works for alcohol addiction?

For people who have been struggling with alcohol addiction, wilderness therapy offers many benefits, including the following:

  • Removal from situations where alcohol is available
  • Focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual development
  • Improved self-confidence via overcoming challenges and working within a team
  • Therapeutic support provided by experienced professionals

What causes young adult alcohol addiction?

Young adult alcohol addiction may result from a variety of genetic and environmental factors, including but by no means limited to the following:

  • Family history of addiction
  • Presence of certain mental health disorders
  • Impulsivity
  • Exposure to significant stress or pressure
  • Insufficient coping skills

How can I help my troubled teen with alcohol addiction?

The best way to help a troubled teen or young adult who has become addicted to alcohol is to ensure that he or she receives effective professional care. Look for programs that offer the following:

  • Thorough pre-admission assessments
  • Variety of therapeutic interventions and activities
  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Detailed discharge planning to prepare for continued success

What is alcohol addiction adventure therapy for young adults?

As the term indicates, alcohol addiction adventure therapy for young adults incorporates adventure-based activities and therapeutic supports such as the following:

  • Traditional talk therapy (individual and group)
  • Supervised experiential therapy (rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, and similar activities)
  • 12-Step instruction and support

Is there any way to stop an alcoholic?

Yes. Alcohol use disorder, which is the clinical term for alcoholism, is a treatable disorder:

  • Detox can help a person rid his or her body of alcohol
  • Therapy can help the individual make the lifestyle changes that will support long-term recovery
  • Discharge planning will ensure that a person can continue to make progress after he or she has completed treatment

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