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Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Outdoor Therapy

Good article on the power of outdoor therapy in combating substance abuse.

The outdoors can help against substance abuse. Please review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification

The outdoors can help against substance abuse. Please review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification

Please also review our Substance Abuse Counseling Certification

The article, FIGHTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH OUTDOOR THERAPY, by Devin Caldwell states

“There are many characteristics that are generally used to describe an individual battling addiction. However, substance abuse affects attitudes, behaviors, and interactions for each person in a very unique way. It’s not just black and white. It’s not one-size-fits-all, therefore, the treatment it also unique. There is no universal formula to helping substance abuse victims.

Group therapy, individual therapy, and skills training have been shown to help some people overcome their addiction and get their life back on track. However, many people respond better to alternative types of therapy like, outdoor therapy.

Outdoor therapy, like that found at a Utah addiction recovery center, is designed to help a recovering individual regain confidence in himself and his abilities. It helps him learn problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, and to push himself beyond his comfort zone, thereby expanding his boundaries.

Through outdoor therapy, an individual is helped to develop new hobbies and new passions that are unrelated to drugs or alcohol. The recovering individual is able to use his energies and time in activities that promote physical and mental well-being. For some patients, the thrill of engaging in outdoor activities is enough to cause them to feel a similar rush to what they experience when they were addicted to drugs and alcohol. They learn to enjoy life without illicit substances or alcohol.”

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