Many may be able to recall the confusion, excitement and the number of mixed feelings and emotions experienced as the journey into adulthood got underway. For most, the experiences were good and with a little work, things fell into place as if they had been planned. For others however, the peer pressures seem to intensify and the negative influences pull harder than the positive resulting in poor choices and decisions being made. These individuals can begin engaging in destructive behaviors, causing more harm to themselves as well as those around them. Wilderness camps for troubled young adults in the USA can set these individuals back on track to a healthier lifestyle.
Whether struggling with substance abuse, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders or any other emotional challenges, effective help is available. A wilderness setting can act as a simple, uncomplicated environment allowing a person to reflect on the situation they have found themselves in and thoughtfully consider the path they are about to embark to turn things around.
In no time at all, these young adults will be given options for the rest of their lives. They will understand they are responsible for their own actions; they will learn to prepare their own shelter, healthy meals and navigate. While they learn to work and form healthy relationships with others, they will learn to stand on their own two feet; dealing with and overcoming many natural obstacles.
Multiple therapy techniques during camp with certified therapists, counselors and nutritionists will help uncover any emotional concerns that may have been suppressed by their anger, depression or drug and alcohol abuse. These young adults will leave this camp with the self-reliance and self-respect needed to take advantage of the alternative behaviors they have discovered and lead a healthier lifestyle.
To break the pattern of poor choices and bad behaviors, consider wilderness camps for troubled young adults in the USA. Give us a call today at Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy, (800)794-0980. We'll lay the path to a healthier lifestyle.