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Wilderness & Adventure Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in California

California Wilderness Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers

Within the state of California are many different types of treatment and rehabilitation services and programs, and some of these services include wilderness and adventure based treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website, despite listing extensive addiction treatment resources operating within the state, there are no specific directories for programs such as wilderness and adventure treatment services. The wilderness and adventure programs on hand within the state include locations in the cities of Clovis and Woodland Hills, which are the First Steps Recovery programs.

What types of therapy are provided within these programs?

The traditional methods of treatment that are included within adventure based treatments are individual and group counseling, and some twelve-step methods may also be available for patients. Much of the therapy is done outdoors within a wilderness setting, and this can includes adventurous activities such as hiking, climbing, rafting, camping, and nature-based activities. These methods of treatment can be very successful, and have been proven to help addicts with moderate or severe addictions. This is a non-traditional approach, and should be considered if an addict is looking for a non-traditional treatment method.

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Bobby Newman is a certified counselor, interventionist and prevention specialist who has been performing successful interventions for over 17 years. He also has educated thousands of people on the danger of drugs and alcohol addiction. He has been on the streets working with homeless drug addicts as well.

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of the different Wilderness & Adventure treatments in California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Adventure & Wilderness Treatments for Addiction in California