When a parent receives a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD for their child, it can cause both relief and vexation. Taking steps to the treatment of ADHD is a widely disagreed upon subject, and every medical professional seems to have a different opinion. For some teens, medication and weekly therapy work, or just medication. Some teens do need a deeper level of care when it comes to managing their ADHD, or do not react well to medication. For these teens, Rites of Passage NW offers wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in North America – USA so that kids can better manage their symptoms and go on to lead happy, productive lives.
Rites of Passage NW is a working ranch, and our teens here learn about accountability and responsibility, as well as cause and effect. Here on the ranch, our teens also learn how to grow, cultivate, and cook their own food, as well as take care of the many animals here on the ranch. There are no cell phones allowed here, and there is no Internet. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we have a very back to basics lifestyle, with a very scheduled, regimented routine. This is often very advantageous for kids suffering with ADHD, as they need the structure.
We also offer traditional therapy, such as group and individual counseling. In addition to that, however, we also offer unique therapies and experiences that kids simply cannot get anywhere else, such as rites of passage therapy, equine therapy, and wilderness therapy. Our kids also learn survival skills, and hike and trek in the nearby Olympic Mountains.
To learn about wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in North America – USA, call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980 to speak with an experienced professional