You’re about to begin the journey through sobriety. You want to stop focusing on your need for the drugs or alcohol that took control of your life. However, you’re not sure where to start. Then, your counselor suggests trying adventure therapy. You wonder, what is adventure therapy, and what are the benefits of adventure therapy? When you come to The District Recovery, we can help you answer those questions and provide you with helpful rehab services and sober living home.
What is Adventure Therapy?
Adventure therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It uses experiences you participate in as a tool to challenge you on a variety of levels. These levels include cognitive, behavioral, and affective levels. Therapists design these experiences to engage you and help you make positive changes.
Adventure Therapy Programs
If you or a loved one is looking to get help for an addiction or mental health problem, The District Recovery Community offers a number of different addiction treatment programs including adventure therapy. During your time with The District, you will likely go through numerous different forms of addiction treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Along with these psychotherapies, clients will also have access to various other forms of evidence-based treatment such as medication-assisted treatment.
Along with the various aspects of individual and group treatment, clients at The District will also have access to our alumni and community network that will help you during your time in recovery. Being around other like-minded people who are in a similar scenario as yourself can provide you with added insight you can apply to your own situation. Not only will there be other people who are going through your situation but there will be other who have been in recovery for some time and can provide you with advice and mentorship.
What Are the Benefits of Adventure Therapy?
One of the benefits of adventure therapy is that it encourages you to be responsible. You’re responsible for getting to the top of that rock climbing wall. You’re accountable for standing up on that surfboard. When you have to take responsibility for something, you find yourself growing and making positive changes.
Another one of the benefits of adventure therapy is that you build healthy relationships and can cooperate with others. At The District Recovery, we generally do our adventure therapy as a group. Therefore, you have to work as a team to make progress, and, in the process, make friends. At the same time, you’re also building your communication and conflict resolution skills.
Through adventure therapy, you also improve your resiliency and self-confidence. You learn that you can do so much more than you thought you could. As a result, you’re more likely to keep pressing on through recovery even when it gets tough. Through the processes, you also become more self-aware. When you become aware of your goals and responsibilities, you become more motivated to follow through.
Adventure therapy also encourages more openness both for you and your therapist. You find that you’re more willing to discuss topics that may have been taboo before, and you’re more engaged in your therapy sessions. This engagement, in turn, leads to more emotional discovery within yourself. When you can be honest with yourself and others, making a plan to stay sober can seem more attainable.
One of the other benefits of adventure therapy is that you can create meaningful occasions to face challenges and get real-life experience. You may find yourself doing things that you’d never thought possible through the obstacles you face during adventure therapy. More importantly, you complete these adventures without the drugs or alcohol you’ve been relying on for so long. Through adventure therapy, you realize just how much you are capable of doing.
Choose The District Recovery Community
When you come to The District Recovery, you can learn more about the benefits of adventure therapy. We also offer a variety of other therapeutic methods, both holistic and evidence-based. These modalities may include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
To learn more about our addiction treatment programs, call today. When we work together, you can make the first steps on the journey to recovery.