What Is Adventure Therapy & how does it help overcome substance abuse?
While adventure therapy is usually associated with outdoor activities such as camping, hiking or mountain biking, any activity that challenges both the body and mind and requires participants to overcome perceived limitations can be used as a therapeutic tool.
Now, it’s easy to look at adventure therapy, also known as recreational therapy, as a convenient way to justify some outdoor fun during the early stages of recovery. However, the merits of adventure therapy are backed by an extensive body of evidence. Scientific research has found that various adventure-based therapies can help people of all ages manage or overcome their mental health issues.
With roots in psychological concepts ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), systems theory and experiential learning, adventure therapy is an integral part of the holistic approach to treating addiction at Reflections Recovery Center.