ADDICTION AND
SELF-MEDICATION

How does PulsaR help young adults struggling with addiction?

We understand that addiction takes many forms. Clients come to us with mild substance use, technology addiction, or other addictive behaviors. In order to learn positive coping skills, clients are encouraged to try new things and embrace the experiences available to them in wilderness therapy. 

Identifying the underlying reasons for addictive patterns can help clients take steps toward overcoming them. Through individual, group, and family therapy, we help clients work through their challenges and learn healthy coping mechanisms. 

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Self-Medication

Young adults in our wilderness therapy program are often trying to self-medicate prior to joining our program. This could include dependencies on alcohol or drugs, addictive or obsessive thinking patterns, or participating in unhealthy codependent relationships. 

Our adventure therapy program uses the healing properties of nature in order to help our clients stop self-medicating and start leading healthier lives. By removing the everyday distractions that often inhibit an individual from succeeding, clients can ask themselves important questions: What are you trying to avoid through your addiction? How much is this addiction dictating your life? In the wilderness, we are able to deal with the emotions and the tough questions we’ve been avoiding. 

With the support of therapists and a community of people dealing with similar issues, clients are able to take their lives back. Adventure therapy provides a new, healthy outlet to discover positive ways to manage mental health.