Adventure therapy offers patients the opportunity to develop important life skills by exploring personal issues beyond the walls of the treatment center in a safe, supportive environment under the guidance and support of trained mental health professionals and certified Wilderness First Responders. Activities may include hiking, rock climbing, zip-lining, and cooperative teambuilding games. At Michael’s House, adventure therapy is an integrated piece of each patient’s daily routine.
Each experience is designed so the individual can face and overcome addiction, mental health issues, and behavioral problems. Participants develop important life skills that can benefit them throughout their recovery, such as the importance of cooperating with others, working as a team and understanding the impact of natural consequences due to poor choices.
As the patient advances through their continuum of care program, they level up to the next experience. Each standalone adventure prepares the patient to reach beyond their current beliefs and personal limitations. Michael’s House outpatient also offers continuing adventures in recovery.
Disclaimer: All activities may vary according to season and weather conditions. Patient’s participation varies according to fitness levels, availability and program recommendations.