Adventure-Based Therapy Program
Sitting within four walls and going through the same routine in your recovery plan can get dull and tedious. While experiencing your treatment in a structured environment is very important, it’s also important to have fun and experience nature. Our team at Rock Recovery Center, a rehab center in South Florida, is dedicated to guiding you through your recovery in a way that works for you.
Our Adventure-based Therapy Program uses several research-proven methods that take advantage of all of what beautiful South Florida has to offer. We are not your average classroom-based treatment experience. Our clients leave our program with an unbreakable knowledge on recovery that lasts!
What is Adventure Therapy?
Adventure Therapy (AT) is an approach to mental health and addiction recovery that utilizes hands-on activities, outside in the natural world. This approach is combined with many other aspects of traditional therapy.
Experiential Adventure Therapy
Ongoing research shows the healing qualities of being in a natural environment, like the beach, the woods, a park, and more. Even something as simple as caring for animals can be soothing for people who suffer from certain disorders. At Rock Recovery Center, we utilize experiential adventure therapy to help you learn about yourself, and the world around you.
Just some of the benefits from activities involved in experiential adventure therapy include building self-esteem and learning life skills, such as:
- Respect for Nature
- Respecting Your Mind & Body
- Physical Endurance & Health
As with our other therapeutic modalities, experiential adventure therapy provides clients with the opportunity to process new concepts about living in sobriety as well as develop a vocabulary for and builds a new physical memory of pleasure through activities that are healthy.
Relapse Prevention is a Part of Adventure Therapy
Those who are suffering through drug or alcohol addiction usually are not able to handle stress in a healthy way. When addiction takes over, the ability to think through emotions, anticipate a consequence, and take responsibility for their action falls away.
These abilities need to be relearned. Experiential adventure therapy helps addicts and alcoholics regain their ability to meet the challenges in their lives. You will be able to use physical activities in our program as a means of relieving stress and triggers that spark the thought of relapse.
The History of Experiential Learning
In the early 1900s, a man named John Dewey believed that experiential education leads to a better understanding of the world and improves your ability to learn. The basics of experiential learning means you have free will: you have a choice and personal responsibility for learning.
Dewey’s thoughts are still foundational for many learning principles today, including other forms of psychological treatments.
In experiential education, you are encouraged to:
- Ask Questions
- Investigate for Yourself
- Solve Problems
- Find Meaning
- Taking Responsibility
This includes many other positive, self-worth building activities.
Addiction Treatment Customized For You and Your Needs
If you or someone you know is suffering from substance abuse, depression, or anxiety, our full-service rehab center in South Florida can help.
At Rock Recovery Center, we understand that there isn’t a single “cure-all” form of therapy that works on every problem, for every person. Treatment plans should be individualized and regularly updated. For more information about how our team at Rock Recovery Center can guide you through the rehabilitation process, contact us today at 561-264-0679.
RECOVERY CAN BE FUN
Our treatment model uses several research-proven methods that take advantage of all of what beautiful South Florida has to offer. We are not your average classroon-based treatment experience. Our clients leave our program with an unbreakable knowledge on recovery that lasts!
Your Insurance May Cover the Cost of Treatment
We work with a wide variety of Insurance carriers to help with the financing of your treatment.