Our Drug & Alcohol Addiction Wilderness Treatment Programs

All of the programs at Four Circles include some form of an adventure-based therapy component. Our substance abuse rehab is based in the 12-step philosophy and is a holistic modality that treats the four realms of health: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As drug addiction affects men and women differently, Four Circles is pleased to offer gender-specific programs to provide tailored treatment tracks.

Learn About Our Outdoor Program

Learn About Our Outdoor Program for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

How can being in the wilderness assist with recovery from substance abuse or chemical dependency?  There are many gifts that come from the adventure of being in a wilderness treatment program, not the least of which is that the experience itself is an adventure. While more traditional drug & alcohol addiction treatment programs allow you to have an adventure on an internal level, exploring parts of yourself you may not have been in touch with before, Four Circles’ wilderness program allows you to go on a transformational journey of self-discovery, a pilgrimage that is both internal and external.

As you explore the wild and fascinating natural world in which you find yourself, you also explore the wild and fascinating world that lies within you.

Program Components

Components of Our Outdoor Drug Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program

The following are among the key program components that will assist you in creating the foundation that will allow you to achieve long-term success:

  • Underlying 12-Step philosophy integrated throughout the wilderness program allows you to develop the practices that will help you when you transition onward in your life
  • Assistance with both substance abuse, alcohol & drug addiction and co-occurring mental health issues
  • Help addressing the underlying emotional issues that led to your substance use disorders
  • An educational focus will allow you to understand substance abuse, including the disease of addiction
  • Family therapy that will help you and your family understand the impact drug addiction has on the family, the risks of enabling, and how the family can be part of your successful recovery
  • Daily AA/NA meetings
  • Gardening Project
  • Detailed discharge and aftercare planning working closely with your referral source. This includes helping you develop a support system, introducing you to 12-step fellowships, and assistance locating and researching continuing care programs or support groups once you have graduated
  • Career/vocational/psychological testing
  • Wilderness-based, highly experiential active recovery experiences
  • Psycho-educational work that will help you improve communication skills and develop personal empowerment
  • Individualized treatment planning, with a focus on your goals and objectives
  • Gender-specific treatment focus
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Transfer of learning to the home environment
  • Emphasis on rapport, connection, courtesy, and respect. Research has consistently indicated that the most important component for a positive therapeutic outcome is rapport, not the specific counseling theory.
  • Significant attention on co-occurring mental health issues (including depression and anxiety)
  • Art therapy
  • Martial arts
  • Rites of Passage ceremonies
  • Journaling, reading, and expressive arts
  • Support for spiritual growth
  • Healthy, nutritionist-designed meals

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