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Created On Monday, 19, September 2016
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Information on Substance Abuse Treatment with Wilderness & Adventure Therapy

Adventure and wilderness therapies are both clinical therapies that happen outdoors. The premise behind these therapies is to employ natural consequences within a challenging environment. Programs used licensed therapists and addictions counselors to help clients. Historically, these programs have been extremely effective for young adults and teens. Substance abuse and addiction is an ongoing problem among young adults and teens. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health among adolescents aged 12 to 17 in 2019, 17.2% used illicit drugs in the past year. Also, among young adults aged 18 to 25, 39.1% used illicit drugs in the past year, which was an increase from 2015.

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