List of Adventure and Wilderness Drug Rehabs in Iowa and Surrounding States
Unfortunately, there are not any drug rehab center with wilderness or adventure programs in Iowa. To help you find the treatment you need, we have included additional wilderness or adventure rehab services in the surrounding states. While this may be inconvenient, being away from home can be therapeutic. Not being close to where someone is using drugs and alcohol can help focus on their recovery. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.
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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.
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Wilderness drug and alcohol treatment is a form of rehabilitation set in the wilderness where patients learn and practice teambuilding and survival skills as a foundation for recovery. The concept is that wilderness programs take people away from all the distractions of technology and society that can make recovery challenging. Instead, the patient is forced to face themselves and learn how to overcome the challenges of living in the wilderness with the cooperation of others. It’s an extremely rigorous and usually lengthy substance abuse treatment intended to help some of the toughest cases find recovery.
Most wilderness drug treatment programs take anywhere from six to 12 months to complete and are comprised of a group of patients and several counselors. Each day, the patient must complete whatever duties or responsibilities they have within the group, including anything from manual work to preparing food. There’s usually a structure or hierarchy to the group, and as patients progress, they may be given different roles and freedoms. Counseling may take the form of a group session or daily assignments or may evolve naturally as the patient faces different challenges and requires individual attention.
Wilderness programs are not for everyone. Most of the patients who attend them have made previous attempts at traditional treatment and subsequently relapsed. They may be looking for something different or challenging in hopes they find long-term recovery through a new approach. But if a person is seeking treatment for the first time or isn’t battling severe addiction, an approach like wilderness drug treatment could be overkill. Ultimately, it is up to the patient if they feel they need the benefits of wilderness treatment programs.