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 to moderate substance abuse, technology addictions, 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 at PulsaR.

We are equipped to help with various addictions and addictive behaviors at blueFire PulsaR. We take steps to identify the underlying reasons for addictive patterns so we can help our clients take steps toward overcoming them. Through the use of individual, group, and family therapy, we help our clients work through their challenges and learn health coping mechanisms so they do not fall back on their addictions. Therapy also provides a safe and supportive environment in which our clients can explore the emotions and thoughts that contribute to their addiction.

major depressive disorder and substance abuse

Technology Addictions

Technology and tech addictions have become a rampant issue in our society and specifically with generations born into this tech boom. It is used in every aspect of our daily lives and can consume so much of our time that most would not realize just how addicted they are to it. Too much technology use has been linked to several problems, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression.

PulsaR helps emerging adults overcome their technology addiction firstly by separating them from their sources of technology. Clients are asked to leave behind cell phones, gaming devices, and laptops behind when enrolling in our program. This immediate stop allows our clients to realize just how much they depended on these devices and will learn that they can be even more successful mentally, physically, and socially without the aid of these devices.

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Self-Medication

What is Self-Medicating? Self-medicating refers to the misuse of drugs or alcohol in an attempt to manage the distressing symptoms of a mental health disorder or other health condition. Young adults in our wilderness therapy program are often trying to self-medicate prior to joining our program. 

This could include (but is not limited to):

  • dependency on alcohol or drugs
  • addictive or obsessive thinking patterns
  • 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.