WinGate Wilderness Therapy is located in Kanab, UT, and currently does not have a facility located in Maine. Students from Maine, who wish to enroll in our program, will be required to travel and temporarily relocate to Utah.

Programs for troubled teens Maine

Programs for Troubled Teens from Maine

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is one of the nation's premier programs for troubled teens from Maine, offering them treatment and recovery with long-term results. By incorporating the philosophy of the Arbinger Institute, WinGate embraces a unique approach wherein every teen student of ours is treated with respect and empathy and focus is placed not so much on their past mistakes, but upon moving past them and on living a healthy, prosperous life.

While numerous "get tough" programs are often suggested for struggling adolescent boys and girls in Maine, such as military style boot camp or "scared straight" programs, leading research has shown that these programs actually serve to increase recidivism rates and boost the odds of offending by 60%-70%. However, different results can be found through WinGate Wilderness Therapy.

Although WinGate may be located outside of Maine, enrollment is open to troubled teens from across the country, allowing them to take advantage of real and lasting recovery and to enter adulthood confident and ready for what life throws at them.

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WinGate Wilderness Therapy helps emerging adults from Maine, ages 18-28, through their young adult program, Expanse Wilderness. For more information, please visit the Expanse Wilderness therapy for adults website, or call them at (800) 685-3059.

Troubled Teen Programs That Work

Troubled teenagers in Maine have a high chance of their behavior escalating and of finding themselves caught up in the legal justice system, which is taking a less favorable look at adolescent boys and girls and frequently trying them as adults. Preventative measures are always the best route, and at WinGate, your child will find themselves in a situation where, supported by their peers and the licensed professional staff, they will address their problems and behaviors and truly want to work through them.

Programs for troubled teens Maine

With 1.2 million teens ending up in the juvenile courts system every year, emotionally challenged teenagers from Maine face tough odds. Society, in general, is becoming more frustrated with this growing problem and, as a result, is favoring harsher punishments. Roughly 160,000 troubled adolescent boys and girls are referred to residential treatment facilities every year. This includes such facilities as detention centers, group homes, residential treatment programs, and correctional institutions.

However, research shows that these facilities, along with punishment based treatment programs, only serve to exasperate the problem, leading to depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and increased rates of recidivism in struggling teens. But there is hope.

Our supportive environment that encourages self-directed recovery in emotionally challenged teenagers is what brings about lasting change and reduces recidivism rates. Knowledgeable admissions directors are available to answer any questions about WinGate Wilderness Therapy, how their wilderness therapeutic program differs from other inpatient rehabilitation programs for our teenage participants, and the scientific evidence that shows the higher success rate with outdoor therapy programs. Call (800) 560-1599 today!

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs For Teens

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Where this same research is showing the types of programs and treatment for recovery that do not work for troubled adolescent boys and girls in Maine, this research is also showing what does work. Programs founded upon empathy, that embrace teens and are sympathetic to the very real pain that lays at the heart of their problems, be it alcohol abuse or drug addiction, behavioral issues, defiance, or depression. This helps to create a sense of security that allows teenagers to feel safe enough to explore their problems, to look for the cause of them, and to choose to work toward recovery. As a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, WinGate Wilderness Therapy is dedicated to the improvement of our nation's youth, and to offering the highest quality of recovery and treatment care for struggling adolescent boys and girls from Maine.

By treating our teen students with dignity and respect in a distraction-free environment, teenage participants are encouraged to address their problems at their pace. Qualified therapists are available at all times to give help, constructive praise, and to counsel their commitment to recovery.

Wilderness behavioral health programs for Troubled Teens

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is a leading wilderness behavioral health program, who provides a unique approach to treatment and recovery for emotionally challenged teens from Maine where focus is placed upon the future of the adolescent wilderness participant rather than on their mistakes. This helps to reinforce in the mind of a troubled adolescent that they do indeed have a future and that one mistake does not ruin their life.

Too often, teenagers believe that once they find themselves entrenched in their problems there is no escape. They lose hope and faith in themselves, and that sense of hopelessness and despair is only strengthened by punishment based treatment that focuses on their mistakes.

Camps for Troubled Teens from Maine

Wilderness programs for teens Maine

There is an inherent healing quality of being in the wilderness, with natural consequences being taught through every choice and action but in a manner that is empowering, rather than disheartening. Without the distraction of computers, tv, friends who often encourage the perpetuation of problems, cellphones, and video games, struggling adolescent boys and girls from Maine are able to think clearly and honestly about what they're experiencing and why they are behaving the way they do.

The result is strengthened confidence and belief in their abilities, the creation of hope, and the knowledge that they can have a happy and successful life despite what they have been going through. Yet, at the same time, the wilderness has a humbling effect on our teen students, which encourages them to see their problems objectively and to see how their actions effect and hurt the people closest to them. This objectivity helps emotionally challenged teens to see themselves as a part of the greater world and to see their place in the world, too.

Throughout the WinGate Wilderness Therapy program, the teenage participants have access to trained and licensed clinicians in an environment that counsels their recovery, and encourages them to actively participate in their treatment. Admissions counselors are available to further explain the benefits and advantages this outdoor therapy program gives troubled teenagers from Maine, and to coach parents through the admission process for their son or daughter. Call (800) 560-1599 to get started.

Mental Health Resources for Troubled Youth from Maine

Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services is the single state administrative authority responsible for the planning, development, implementation, regulation, and evaluation of substance abuse and mental health. The Office provides leadership in substance abuse and mental health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Its goal is to enhance the health and safety of Maine citizens through the reduction of the overall impact of mental illness and substance use, abuse, and dependency.

WinGate Wilderness Therapy is the favored choice for parents from Maine, who are seeking a premier wilderness therapy program and outdoor therapy program to offer help to their troubled child experiencing substance abuse (including marijuana), family conflict, or defiance. Here at WinGate, parents and families from Maine can expect the best results from our compassionate and professional counselors. Our research-validated approach to Individualized clinical treatment and Alliance-based therapy treatment makes our work successful and rewarding. WinGate’s serene and distraction-free setting helps even the most treatment-resistant adolescent boys and girls and young adults find their way toward healing and recovery.

WinGate’s counselors and field staff discourage judgments and labels, and never allow a diagnosis to interfere with what troubled teens or young adults have in common with each other - their humanity. We have offered direction to numerous families from all over the nation, including those from Maine; Through Alliance-based therapy treatment and Individualized clinical treatment, our professional clinicians provide renowned treatment for teens and young adults experiencing drug addiction, family conflict, or defiance.

As a leading wilderness therapeutic program, we offer Alliance-based therapy treatment and a Experiential therapy; leading our adolescent wilderness participants to a healthy, balanced life. If you feel you may benefit from our wilderness therapy program, we encourage you to contact our admissions counselors as the first step to creating lasting change in your troubled child’s life. We provide direction to vulnerable teens or young adults from Maine. Call us at (800) 560-1599 to speak with one of our knowledgeable admissions counselors today!

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