The healing from addiction and other severe emotional and behavioral disorders takes time. Unfortunately, the fast pace of today's society can at times, interfere with this process. An individual that has made the decision to become completely clean, sober and ready for life should have this option available to them without impediment. A facility that offers a safe, secure and supportive environment away from the daily distractions of life will allow these individuals to focus. They will be able to better concentrate on their treatment, health, wellness and other important factors in life like family. An effective residential extended care facility in the USA provides this opportunity to people from around the world. Designed as an extension of previous recovery or treatment programs, the ultimate goal of this facility is to prepare an individual to transplant themselves from an unhealthy environment to a healthy, supportive lifestyle. As can be imagined, the changing of behaviors is not a quick process. Without the negative influences or technological distractions of everyday life, individuals are able to free their minds, work with experienced, certified therapists and get back in touch with their own emotional, physical and psychological state. Daily interactions with other clients or trail family, their home family and their therapists, individuals will begin to understand their own responsibilities. Learning the importance of exercise, eating properly and getting plenty of rest as well as facing daily challenges on their own and with their trail family will guide each person toward self-reliance, patience, confidence and self-respect. Mentoring, being involved in the local community as volunteers or even attending school will show these individuals they have more to offer their own communities on their return home. Changing behaviors by learning new skills and revitalizing old hobbies will certainly be the bases for starting a new, healthy lifestyle in a new environment. For more information regarding an effective residential extended care facility in the USA, give us a call today at Rites of Passage NW, Wilderness Therapy, (800)794-0980.