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Adventure Therapy for Those with Drug Addiction

Addiction has taken over in this country, with millions of people affected every year. The NIH reported that in 2015, 20.8 million people aged 12 and older suffered from a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, when it comes to addiction, there is no cure. Instead, addiction requires treatment using a multi-layered approach. 

Recreate Life Counseling offers several different treatment programs and therapies. Our treatment programs include residential treatment, day or night treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery residences. We also offer different forms of therapy such as individual counseling, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention treatment, 12-step addiction treatment, trauma therapy, and much more. Recreate Life Counseling also now offers adventure therapy.

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What Is Adventure Therapy?

Adventure therapy is experiential therapy. It is a form of psychotherapy that originated back in the 1960s. Adventure therapy combines community, nature, and daring exercises for therapy. This therapy improves a person’s physical, social, spiritual, and psychological well-being through the healing power of nature and the wilderness by doing recreational activities. Adventure therapy helps groups, families, and individuals as they work to overcome their addictions. Adventure therapy stimulates individuals by using different tools. 

Benefits of Adventure Therapy At Recreate Life Counseling

Adventure therapy has been proven to be very beneficial and highly effective. Some of the benefits of adventure therapy at Recreate Life Counseling can include:

  • Great treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues
  • Great for all different ages and mental health disorders 
  • Allows individuals to experience the therapeutic properties of nature
  • Allows engagement in real-world experiences 
  • It helps individuals to discover new strengths, build relationships, and find a sense of self
  • Great for personal development 
  • Increases interpersonal skills 
  • It allows being physically active
  • Encourages self-reflection 

Addiction breaks down trust with family and friends. Adventure therapy at Recreate Life Counseling also helps to build that trust back up. In addition, it improves executive functioning and helps individuals to learn to self-advocate for their needs.

How Does Adventure Therapy Work?

Adventure therapy in Boynton Beach helps to promote rehabilitation, development, growth and enhances an individual’s physical, social, and psychological well-being through structured activities. Adventure therapy uses activities supported by traditional therapy. It is often done in a group or with family. In addition, adventure therapy uses the outdoors to help promote change by using experience with collaborative games, problem-solving, trust, high adventure activities, and outdoor endeavors. 

After each activity, the group comes together to talk about their experiences. During this discussion, the therapist helps each client talk through what they experienced in correlation with their therapeutic goals. 

Adventure Therapy At Recreate Life Counseling

Does adventure therapy sound interesting to you? At Recreate Life Counseling, we offer paddleboarding and kayaking as part of our adventure therapy program. 

Our comprehensive treatment programs and therapy focus on each individual as a whole, and we use the most current theories and methods. Recreate Life Counseling helps each client recreate themselves and their lives so that they can achieve long-lasting recovery. Our team of substance abuse professionals is always available to answer any questions you may have. If you need help for yourself or a loved call us and talk to one of our experts today.

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