It is never easy for a parent to watch their son or daughter go through challenges. When that particular challenge is drug and alcohol abuse, it can be extremely heartbreaking for the parent. Parents and other family members may feel helpless, and may not know where to turn for help. For some teens, weekly therapy sessions or occasional AA meetings work, but others need a long-term, serious intervention. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for drugs and substance abuse in Washington to help not only get kids sober, but teach them how to live so that they can remain sober when they reintegrate back into life.
We often are asked what is so special about wilderness therapy. We are a “normal” and “regular’ drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, with licensed therapists and medical staff. However, we also offer a unique experience by the way of rites of passage therapy, equine therapy, and wilderness therapy. Here, kids get back to basics with no cell phones or Internet. They will participate in hiking and wilderness treks, and will learn survival skills.
Rites of Passage NW is also a working ranch. We grow much of our own food, and teens will learn how to garden and farm, as well as take care of all the animals on the ranch.
Accountability and responsibility is also important. In addition to taking part in daily chores, teens are also expected to volunteer in the community, become gainfully employed, or attend school while in the later phases of our program.
To learn more about wilderness therapy for drugs and substance abuse in Washington, or to hear more about Rites of Passage NW, call (800)794-0980 to speak with a professional and caring staff member.