There are few things that are harder for a parent than watching a child struggle. Teens undergo a lot of stress, at school and at home, but the stress that teens bear when they are addicted to alcohol and drugs can be nearly unbearable for both parents and the teen. Parents may feel helpless and may not know where to turn – they may try weekly therapy sessions, or turn to school guidance counselors. For some teens, that is enough. Other teens need a long-term intervention to successfully beat alcohol and drugs and to get back to normal life. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for drugs and substance abuse in Seattle, to not only help get kids off of drugs, but to keep them off so that they can live a successful and rewarding life.
Parents may ask us what wilderness therapy is. Here, we get back to basics. There is no Internet or cell phone usage around here. Teens will become one with nature during hiking and adventure treks, and will also learn camping skills and survival skills. We offer rites of passage therapy, equine therapy, and wilderness therapy, in addition to conventional therapies such as group therapy.
We are an accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, but we are also a working ranch. Teens are expected to participate in daily chores, and will learn how to farm, garden, and take care of the many animals here. Teens also learn about responsibility and accountability, and will either volunteer in our local community, gain employment, or attend school while in our program.
To learn more about wilderness therapy for drugs and substance abuse in Seattle, please call Rites of Passage NW at (800)794-0980 to speak with a caring and professional staff member.