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Wilderness & Adventure Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA WILDERNESS AND ADVENTURE TREATMENT PROGRAMS

The drug and alcohol treatment services and mental health services throughout the state of South Dakota are capable of helping all types of severe or moderate addictions and mental-health problems. Utilizing various forms of rehabilitation and therapy, patients can locate suitable treatment options for his or her particular situation. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website offer an extensive directory, but there is no specific listing of which programs provide wilderness and adventure based treatment for men, women, and teens.

IS THERE RESEARCH EXAMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WILDERNESS THERAPY?

Yes, as of the early 2000s, there have been a great deal of research and studies done looking at the effectiveness of wilderness and adventure based treatment. Initially, this type of therapy was typically used for troubled teens, but has now branched out to help treat addiction and substance abuse problems. The therapy can be very effective for teens and adults, and the studies are there to prove this if a family is unsure if this approach is the best fit for their loved one.

 

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.