Therapeutic Programs for Young Adults South Dakota
As one of the premier therapeutic programs for young adults from South Dakota, Expanse Wilderness helps young adults who may be struggling with stumbling blocks related to their mental or emotional health, such as drug abuse (prescription/otc), substance abuse (including marijuana), attentional deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), depression, and more. Although Expanse Wilderness may be located outside of South Dakota, we accept emerging adults from all over the United States.
When a young adult man or woman enters a wilderness, therapeutic program for young adults, they are leaving their unhealthy environment behind for a remote setting that allows them to focus on their prevailing problems. Without distractions and negative influences, they can transform and gain insight into their past behaviors. During this time, they are able to develop the skills necessary to begin making better decisions in the future.
Wilderness therapy incorporates several types of therapy, including Career assessment training, Relational therapy, and Group therapy, that come together to help at-risk young adult men or women from South Dakota develop the confidence and life skills they need to return home and continue on a better path. Young adult men or women struggling with drug abuse (prescription/otc) or substance abuse (including marijuana) are also introduced to the relapse prevention skills that assist with maintaining their sobriety after returning home.
A three-year study found that young adults who attend therapeutic programs for young adults have a significant change from their dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors, while also significantly enhancing their life effectiveness. This is due in large part to the natural and restorative environment, as well as the group milieu, that helps shift their world views while giving innumerable opportunities for learning and growth.
Our expert admissions specialists are available to help the related parties of emotionally challenged emerging adults from South Dakota. Call (800) 685-3059 today!
Expanse Wilderness, through their parent company WinGate Wilderness Therapy, also helps adolescents, ages 13-17. For more information, please visit the WinGate Wilderness Therapy program for youth website, or call them at (800) 560-1599.
Young Adult Transition Programs
Expanse Wilderness is considered one of the nation's leading young adult transition programs, that offers troubled young adult men or women from South Dakota with the treatment they need to become healthy and balanced adults with a desire to succeed. From young adults struggling with substance abuse to behavioral issues or mood disorders, we have a proven track record for life changing results.
In our remote setting, our young adult participants can develop the life skills they need to return home as productive adults, while also focusing on the stumbling blocks that have brought them here. The wilderness gives a challenging, yet nurturing environment in which our adult wilderness students learn what is inside and outside of their control, as well as how to effectively get a handle on unexpected situations.
Using a unique combination of group, individual, and experiential therapy, they learn through our young adult transition programs to look inside themselves to discover the person they truly are.
Life Skills for Young Adults from South Dakota
Studies have shown that wilderness therapy can be more powerful and create a faster transformation than the types of therapy given at a traditional long-term residential rehab program. Away from distractions of any kind, the young adult participants at Expanse Wilderness are only focused on healing. This is why wilderness therapy often works for young adults who have completed treatment in the past without long lasting results, as well as those who are resistant to treatment or deny they have a problem.
As a proud member of the National Association of Schools and Therapeutic Programs (NATSAP), Expanse Wilderness offers only the best options for change and life skills training for at-risk emerging adults.
Programs for Young Adults with No Direction
Giving effective programs for young adults with no direction, Expanse Wilderness gives our emotionally challenged adult wilderness students with the therapy they need to transform from their typical problems that are affecting their happiness and success. Research has found that there are more benefits to attending a wilderness camp program far from home, especially for young adult men or women struggling with substance abuse (including marijuana) and/or drug abuse (prescription/otc).
Wilderness therapy requires troubled adults to leave behind their unhealthy environment and influences and enter a serene and healing setting that is entirely devoid of any distractions, including TV, radio, and phones. This allows the young adult to focus solely on why they are here and working to overcome their stumbling blocks. In our small groups, the young adult participants engage in therapy, while also developing their independent living skills.
The Benefits of Wilderness Therapy
It is a prevailing misconception that at-risk young adults who attend therapeutic outdoor programs are being punished. They are not. Instead, they are given a restoring environment that is conducive to transformation and offers 24/7 treatment as one of the key benefits of wilderness therapy.
When emerging adults are placed in a difficult situation, it gives them with the opportunity to work through their problems and become the adult they want to be. They learn responsibility, self-reliance, leadership, and the importance of teamwork, while also enhancing their confidence. These are all things that are necessary for long-term change.
At Expanse Wilderness, our intake counselors are available to provide help and guidance to the loved ones of emotionally challenged young adult men or women in South Dakota. Call (800) 685-3059 today!