Adventure Therapy at Banyan Heartland
Many people enjoy roller coasters and thrill rides for the inherent adrenaline rush. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of these attractions, you may have other things in life that give you a thrill. These kinds of excitements and adventures aren’t just fun, they are also beneficial. At our drug rehab center in Gilman, we offer adventure therapy for addiction that benefits individuals in recovery in a variety of ways.
What is Adventure Therapy?
Adventure therapy is a therapeutic approach to managing stress and conditions like addiction and mental illness. During adventure therapy sessions, patients are taken in groups on outings to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. These activities can range from yoga to hiking. These adventures are designed to challenge patients, encourage personal growth, and help patients connect with others who are also in recovery. Like our motivational interviewing, adventure therapy is meant to motivate patients during their recovery and show them that they can get through any challenge they face. When this form of therapy is coordinated and administered by mental health and addiction professionals, it can help patients who are in recovery.
Benefits of Adventure Therapy for Addiction
So, what are the benefits of adventure therapy? The adventure therapy approach is meant to excite, challenge, and motivate patients during their recovery. Sometimes, we need to be placed in a situation that requires immediate action to realize what we’re capable of.
The benefits of adventure therapy include:
- Exercise and improvement in physical and mental health
- Improvement in self-esteem
- Personal growth and self-discovery
- Improvement in cognitive function
- Connecting with others who are also in recovery
- Healthy coping techniques for stressful situations
- Improvement in physical and emotional control
As time progresses, the patient may also feel more comfortable being open with their therapist, allowing patients to get the most out of their substance abuse treatment. Because these adventurous activities are often led by therapists, patients can learn to rely on them and feel more comfortable asking for help in the future. When there is trust and respect between a therapist and their patient, the former can help patients as much as possible.
Have an Adventurous Recovery with Our Adventure Therapy in Gilman
It’s also common to feel bored during recovery, which can leave you with pent up energy that should be released in a fun and positive way. Boredom is a threat to sobriety. Being idle gives you time to think back on your past behavior, which is a temptation. Our adventure therapy at Banyan Treatment Centers Heartland is a sober way to have fun and stay on the path to lasting sobriety.
Recovery doesn’t have to be boring. Finding new things to do after rehab can be challenging and staying motivated during recovery often seems impossible. Fortunately, our adventure therapy is focused on keeping patients dedicated to their sobriety and helping them realize their potential.
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Banyan and the amazing staff go all out to help those hurting in the community. They make an impact on lives for sure! A blessing to so many!Tuula L.
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I had a great experience at Banyan in Naperville the staff are awesome there and housing is good we can cook and eat whatever we want which is nice it helped me be accountable and clean up after myself they encourage us to go to meetings and provide a list of meetings and sponsors but don’t force anyone to go which is nice it’s a choice but if you want recovery you will get it no matter where you go you just have to be 100% done with the drugs or drinksMiles J.
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Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Detox Heartland, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction is able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.