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Wilderness & Adventure Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Delaware

Wilderness Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers in Delaware

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website have an extensive directory of treatment services, health care providers, and addiction rehabilitation programs operating within the state of Delaware. Unfortunately, this does not include any type of list for wilderness, and adventure based programs, for addiction and substance abuse problems. Despite no resources being provided on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website, there are some programs within the state who can offer these types of services for clients.

Did you know this about Wilderness/Adventure programs?

This type of program is used to push people outside of their comfort zones. Individuals participating in these outdoor activities are taking part in a healthy lifestyle. Nature can be very therapeutic, which is why it is used a lot for substance abuse treatment.

How do these treatment techniques help addicts?

Through the different techniques used within adventure, and wilderness based treatment; the main focus is to take the surrounding environment, and use it to create the change necessary within the patient. This can include such methods as trust building, wilderness expeditions, camping, rock climbing, white-water rafting, and wilderness survival skills. With traditional therapy also incorporated, it does provide a well-rounded approach for an addict to work through his or her problems caused by addiction.