As a parent, receiving a diagnosis for their teenager that lists ADD or ADHD can be tough. Parents may wonder if their child is one of the many over-diagnosed teens in the country, or if there truly is an issue that requires some attention. For those that truly suffer with ADD and ADHD, life can be exceedingly tough, especially as a teenager. For some teens, medication and weekly therapy is the answer. Others need a more profound intervention, away from medication. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in Washington, that can truly help teens rediscover life again.
While we are not opposed to medication, we believe that for most, there are better alternatives. Rites of Passage NW is a working ranch and farm, and our teens will learn how to farm, cultivate, and take care of the many gardens and animals here. Regimented, daily chores provide tight schedules for those that suffer with ADHD that need routine. Our teens also volunteer and work in the community, and learn about cause and effect, and accountability and responsibility.
Therapy is also a large part of our program. Not only do we provide conventional therapy such as individual and group therapy, we also offer equine therapy, rites of passage therapy, and wilderness therapy, among other types, to foster a unique experience with nature while here. Far away from the Internet, video games, and cell phones, our teens get back to basics and rediscover life.
For more information about wilderness therapy for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD in Washington, call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980 to speak with an experienced professional.