What Outdoor Therapy Isn’t
Some program participants worry they have to be in good physical shape to participate in outdoor therapy activities. However, that’s not the case. Therapists understand that drug abuse hurts the mind, as well as the body. Therefore, they don’t expect you to run a marathon.
Moreover, these therapeutic sessions aren’t preparations for marathon running, either. You’re not lifting weights or running to participate in a race. The therapy isn’t a way of getting fit and toning your muscles. Although for some, this is a happy side effect of program participation.
What’s the Reason Behind Outdoor Therapy Activities?
Doing Things Outdoors Doesn’t Take the Place of Other Proven Treatments
Although useful, wilderness therapy can’t stand alone as an addiction treatment option. You need to combine it with effective therapeutic approaches that let you tackle substance abuse from various angles. For example, effective addiction treatment programs include: