Why Choosing An Adventure-Based Rehab Program Might Be Your Best Option

April 11, 2023

We have all experienced moments in our lives where we felt overwhelmed. We might have been experiencing professional struggles, relationship challenges, or health issues. In such cases we might have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms. These unhealthy coping mechanisms can often look like leaning too heavily on drugs or alcohol. While it can be difficult for us, if we realize we have a problem with drugs or alcohol it simply means we are humans.

Sometimes we want to get the support we need but fear asking for help or do not understand the process of committing to a rehab or detox treatment facility. There might also be a concern that attending a treatment center will prevent us from enjoying our lives. The good news is that we do not have to give up the adventures we love to get the support we need. We may discover that our journey to wellness includes traveling to a destination rehab program or participating in adventure therapy. 

Destination-Based Rehab

Sometimes the best adventures are traveling to new places. When contemplating drug or alcohol treatment for us or a loved one, it is critical to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of destination-based therapy. Luxury rehabs have first-rate facilities and world-class service. They also provide customized treatment programs suited to our needs. Furthermore, destination rehabs have smaller staff-to-patient ratios and are frequently situated in scenic and picturesque areas, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of nature while receiving therapy. Finally, many luxury rehabs along the coast have their own private beaches, pools, and grounds.

Those of us who want to remain anonymous during their recovery may prefer attending a luxury rehab. Luxury rehabs cater to anyone who wants to do everything in their power to kick an addiction. We should note that such rehabs charge more than conventional treatment facilities, and the cost of living in fancy environments can mount up. However, the cost includes first-rate accommodations, amenities, and therapy programs, so we get a lot for our money. Often luxury rehabs are cost effective if we consider all that we can get out of them. We are more likely to succeed in our rehab journey if we invest in the best care.

Adventure Therapy 

What is adventure therapy? Adventure therapy is a type of counseling that combines the environment, community, and exercise. It assists people in developing resilience, overcoming anxieties, practicing awareness in difficult circumstances, and developing confidence in themselves and others. Adventure therapy has many advantages, including improved coping strategies, increased self-confidence, and increased faith in oneself and others. We learn to act in the face of fear and listen to others during activities. We gain confidence in our ability to manage and trust those around us. 

There are many reasons we might consider adventure therapy. The primary aim of attending a luxury rehab is to establish healthy connections with our peers. Hiking, snorkeling, confidence exercises, and other activities allow us to practice skills and build relationships. This will help us sustain and develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help us when we return to everyday life. Along the way, we can participate in a therapeutic group session where we process our ever-changing lives. 

What To Remember When It Comes to Rehab

No matter what type of rehab program we are considering there are some basic guidelines we all should remember. There are many therapy and recovery options for substance use disorders (SUDs), and evidence-based guidelines can help us select the most appropriate treatment options for ourselves. Medication, private therapy, or group therapy may be used in treatment. We might also choose inpatient rehabilitation which offers a setting free of interruptions and temptations to recuperate. In addition, most rehab programs have a behavioral health component which helps us address our mental health issues. 

Treatment that is effective addresses all our needs, not just substance use. This is done by linking us with various healthcare experts and treating any underlying mental illnesses. SUDs are treatable, chronic illnesses that impact people of any ethnicity, gender, economic level, or social class. Our healthcare practitioners should actively listen, participate in non-judgmental dialogue, treat us with dignity, and recognize SUD as a medical condition. The more we trust and feel comfortable with our healthcare practitioners the more likely we will have a successful and positive time while in rehab. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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