Programs for Young Adults

WinGate Wilderness Therapy - Young adult depressed seeking help from wilderness programWinGate Wilderness Therapy has established itself as a top-rated Treatment Program for Troubled Young Adults, who are struggling with problematic issues that include behavioral challenges, substance abuse, and addiction. Wildness Therapy has proven to be quite effective in helping struggling young adults deal with some of the complex issues that they commonly face, including substance abuse, behavioral issues, or addiction.

Based on information released by the CRC Health Group, wilderness therapy’s well-rounded approach provides troubled adults with the environment and support that is essential to their recovery and long-term success. Not only does the serene environment of nature create a peaceful setting through which young adults can confront and conquer their challenges, but the structure and support that are offered in this type of therapy also provide a clear path to improvement.

At WinGate, we have invested a substantial amount of effort into creating a program that is highly capable in providing struggling young adults everything they need to obtain long-term success.

Wilderness Therapy as an Aftercare Program

Not every young adult that participates in the wilderness therapy program offered by WinGate will be undergoing initial treatment; some will be taking advantage of the recovery elements associated with the program. Wilderness Therapy can be a great facilitator of aftercare needs.

Aftercare programs help young adults manage their recovery process by introducing life skills that will help them engage the many challenges they will encounter along the way. The development of coping skills is essential to achieving success in recovery.

The ability to engage personal and social responsibility is paramount to developing the ability to effectively navigate the complicated streets of life. The comprehensive and individualized programs offered at WinGate Wilderness Therapy have an element that is focused on addressing the importance of personal and social responsibility — equipping troubled young adults to thrive in their environment.

Our consultants are on hand to assist parents in selecting the type of treatment that will be best for their struggling young adult. Call (800) 560-1599 today!

WinGate Wilderness Therapy - Young adult appreciating therapeutic benefits of outdoors at wilderness programLife Skills for Young Adults

When it comes to treating troubled young adults, the development of life skills is an essential component in the process of facilitating recovery and enhancing the chance of long-term success in life. At WinGate Wilderness Therapy, we are committed to offering treatment programs that are based on the process of development and progressive improvement. Troubled young adults face a number of different challenges, including behavioral issues, substance abuse and addiction, and the development of life skills will be paramount in preparing these individuals to confront the many challenges they will face in life on a consistent basis.

Help for Troubled Young Adults

Treating a person who is struggling with addiction, substance abuse or any number of behavioral issues requires that the individual be equipped with certain tools that will allow them to effectively engage the natural challenges associated with life. According to Addictions and Recovery.org, the most useful tool to ensure recovery is the development of certain life skills. The development of these skills will help struggling young adults avoid finding themselves in high-risk situations that have the potential to increase the chance of entering some stage of relapse.

Developing the right life skills will also assist troubled young adults in managing their anxiety and stress levels, which play a significant role as triggers for erroneous behavior that can lead to relapse. When a young adult has a set of skills that allow them to rationally engage potentially hostile situations in a manner that helps to de-escalate the situation, they are less likely to find themselves in a position in which they will perpetuate poor decisions and bad behavior.

Wilderness Programs for Young Adults

WinGate Wilderness Therapy - Happy young adult in recovery after wilderness therapy for youthWhile many television shows reveal the devastating force of nature, indicating the fallout of natural disasters such as tornados, forest fires, and massive flooding, nature also has a peaceful and tranquil demeanor. At WinGate Wilderness Therapy, we focus on using the tranquility and beauty of nature to facilitate positive adjustments and the treatment of struggling young adults who are dealing with a number of complicated issues that include behavioral challenges, substance abuse, and addiction.

The use of nature as a secure and serene environment through which young adults can confront their problematic issues is becoming more popular as more information is presented on its effectiveness.

Young Adult Wilderness Camps

While Wilderness Therapy may be a new concept to many people, it has been a significant influence on the development of treatment modalities for decades. The concept was introduced in the U.S. during the 1950s, and its popularity has grown with each passing decade.

According to a detailed report published by the USDA Forest Service, wilderness therapy has become popular among clinicians and therapists due to the fact that the concept is highly effective as an initial treatment modality or as an aftercare mechanism.

The aftercare component of wilderness therapy allows for the introduction of life skills that will be instrumental to the process of ensuring the long-term success of troubled young adults. The introduction of certain life skills during wilderness therapy provides the individual with specific mechanisms that they will be able to use to help them effectively engage the considerable challenges that are a natural part of life, but serve as triggers for negative behavior.

Our WinGate Wilderness Therapy consultants are available to assist the parents of young adults in determining the type of treatment that will be best for their unique situation. Call (800) 560-1599 today.


Other Resources for Parents and Young Adults

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, is an agency in the US Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to lead public health efforts that improve the behavioral health of the nation. They are dedicated to reducing the effect that mental illness and substance abuse has on communities in the US. To achieve their goals, the SAMHSA utilizes committees or advisory councils to get information and advice about mental health and substance abuse from professionals in these fields.

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