When a parent has a teen that is addicted to alcohol and drugs, life can be especially hard. Parents may not know where to turn to get their child help, and may be feeling sad, angry, and helpless all at the same time. Weekly therapy and school guidance counselors are a good start, and sometimes are the solution, but other times, teens need a strong intervention, especially if they are struggling with a co-occurring disorder. Here at Rites of Passage, we offer wilderness therapy for substance conduct disorder treatment in North America – USA, so that our teens can get back to living a healthy, productive life.
Conduct disorder is what is known as antisocial personality disorder in adults, and can be a very serious problem if not arrested in youth. Conduct disorder can also co-exist with ADHD and learning disabilities, as well as substance abuse. Not only can it affect interpersonal relationships, it can affect someone’s entire life.
Wilderness therapy can help because we truly get back to basics here, with a strict, regimented routine. There is no Internet, and no cell phones are allowed. Our teens learn how to grow and cook their own food, while taking care of the many animals on the ranch. Teens also learn about accountability and responsibility, and are expected to locally volunteer.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we also combine traditional therapy with our wilderness therapies, such as rites of passage therapy and equine therapy. Our teens hike and trek the local Olympic Mountains for fun, and learn how to get back to nature.
For more information about wilderness therapy for substance conduct disorder treatment in North America – USA, call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980 to speak with a professional member of our staff.