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Wilderness & Adventure Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Minnesota

Minnesota Substance Abuse Treatment offering Wilderness and Adventure Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website do list all the available drug and alcohol treatment resources and programs operating within the state of Minnesota. Some of the many facilities within the state include specialized forms of drug rehab, which may be wilderness and adventure programs. Unfortunately, what is not necessarily listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration directories are programs that provide wilderness and adventure treatment. In order to locate the best type of treatment, many families choose to go through an addiction assessment, which does help with narrowing down what rehabilitation works best.

How long are wilderness and adventure based programs?

Many of these types of programs typically provide two types of options for the length of time a patient will remain in the facility. Many of the short-term wilderness and adventure programs normally last about a few weeks, and do not always last less than that. This short term option is usually adventure based treatment, or will consist of a wilderness expedition model of treatment, where the patients and the clients will normally remain together throughout all of his or her therapy. The long-term wilderness and adventure based treatment options will last around eight weeks or more, depending on what the patient is looking for and wants to receive out of rehabilitation.

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Minnesota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Minnesota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of the different Wilderness & Adventure treatments in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota