When a teen experiences problem, it affects the family as a whole. Often, an addict and alcoholic thinks the only person they are affecting is themselves, but this is never true. It can be heartbreaking for a parent to watch their child struggle with alcohol and drug addiction, or other serious problems. Parents may feel as if they have nowhere to turn. Sometimes a little extra help is required to help teens get through the rough spots and come out the other side. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for troubled youth, teens and young adults in Washington.
We often get asked to describe wilderness therapy. We do have several different types of camps, including ones for obesity and drugs and alcohol, so different topics are addressed. We are working ranch, and in addition to receiving therapy and medical attention, our teens will learn how to farm and garden, will participate in nature hikes, treks, and other outdoors events, and are expected to work on interpersonal skills, integrating in the community. We teach the ideals of hard work, accountability, and responsibility, and hold our teens to those ideals. No cell phone or Internet usage is allowed here in nature. We practice introspection and participate in activities such as journal-writing.
Teens are also expected to volunteer, work, or attend online classes while at our facility, and we will also follow up with aftercare so that they experience continued sobriety well after leaving our program.
To hear about wilderness therapy for troubled youth, teens and young adults in Washington, or to learn more about Rites of Passage NW, please give us a call at (800)794-0980 to speak to someone that can help get troubled teens on the road to recovery.