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Wilderness Therapy

Experience clinician-run addiction treatment at Red Oak Recovery® in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains

Wilderness therapy is an adventure-based therapy option that we offer at Red Oak Recovery®. This unique opportunity gives you a variety of fun activities to promote lifelong growth and development through an unfamiliar environment. At our Western North Carolina facilities, you can hit the trail and move towards self-discovery and improvement. During your adventure trips, you’ll gain focus, awareness, humility, and the endurance it takes to overcome whatever comes into your path, including your addiction.

What Does Wilderness Therapy Entail?

/You may be wondering what wilderness therapy actually involves. This can be different for every recovery center. At Red Oak Recovery®, we offer a wide range of activities that give you the experience of an individual journey to solidify the goals and strategy of your treatment plan. Our wilderness activities include:

  • Backpacking
  • Canoeing
  • Rock climbing
  • Zip lining
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Ropes courses
  • Solo camping experience
  • Day hiking

We believe that engaging in unique eco-therapy treatments is a great way to promote positive physical and mental health in a beneficial and enjoyable environment. Rehabilitation and recovery don’t have to be boring. Our outdoor activities are fun, exciting, and educational. Addiction recovery is an adventure in itself, so it’s important to ensure peace of mind for clients during the challenging process. Our adventures help build that confidence and peace of mind.

How Does it Work

Also known as outdoor behavioral healthcare, wilderness therapy has been around since the early 1960’s. It uses engaging activities in the wilderness to gain self-discovery and address negative circumstances in your life. This model is known to correlate with the pressure and common challenges of family and social life. However, this is done in a wilderness atmosphere that is free from any negative influences that you regularly deal with at home. These outdoor activities bring out the best in our clients, including their resilience, resourcefulness, and abilities to work together. With stunning landscapes and views, the mountains, waters, rocks, and trees serve as a guide that leads to adaptability and reflection. Wilderness therapy falls under the group treatment of adventure therapy and it incorporates a multitude of techniques and skills that prompt behavioral changes. In addition, these activities integrate the intellectual and emotional aspects of therapy through active learning and adventure.

/Your Adventure Begins Now At Red Oak Recovery®

Enjoy your journey to sobriety and a healthy life at Red Oak Recovery®. Overcoming substance use requires focus and commitment, along with a unique and supportive atmosphere. We provide the safe, fun, and exciting environment you deserve to begin your recovery. Has addiction taken control of your life? Are you ready to move forward and overcome? Call Red Oak Recovery® today at 866-457-7590 to begin your adventure in sobriety.