Idaho Wilderness Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

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Idaho Wilderness Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers


For someone who is looking to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, sometimes the environment in which they are seeking treatment is everything. Yes, there are treatment centers that people can choose to attend and various treatment methods, but it goes without saying that in order to truly overcome addiction and get healthy, each specific individual needs to select the treatment that is best for them.

That’s where wilderness drug rehabilitation comes into play. Specifically, wilderness drug rehab consists of not treating individuals in a rehabilitation center or facility but counseling them with the help of Mother Nature and an area’s natural surroundings. In a wilderness drug rehabilitation setting, there is still plenty of time for personal reflection and self-improvement, but patients will also be biking, hiking, camping and partaking in other healthy activities in an effort to weed out the negative habits. First popularized in California and in the Midwest, wilderness drug rehabilitation programs have now begun to emerge nationwide thanks to their high success rate and popularity among patients. This includes states such as Idaho, which offers a bevy of natural wonder for patients to experience as they are overcoming addiction from drugs or alcohol.

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Wilderness Drug Rehabilitation Activities in Idaho

As a mountainous state, with more mountains than all of New England, and featuring 2.3 million acres of protected wilderness in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities in the state of Idaho.

For instance, one popular hiking hotspot is 14 Mile Trailhead, which is reached by traveling the Magruder Road Corridor. Specifically, 14 Mile Trailhead is a starting point of sorts for those wishing to enter the aforementioned Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The trail is very scenic and offers 2 spots for camping for those wishing to delve further into treatment while staying in the great outdoors. The 14 Mile Trailhead is just one of the hundreds of hiking trails that exist throughout the state of Idaho.

Camping is also plentiful throughout Idaho. The French Gulch campground is one of them. This campsite is a good home base for your treatment, allowing for larger day trips to nearby attractions, such as the Red River. It’s a very roomy campsite, with plenty of space for you to feel the peace of nature. The French Gulch Creek even flows through the campsite, offering a picturesque setting as well as fishing opportunities.

Whenever there are camping and hiking, there’s bound to be wildlife viewing opportunities. And there’s arguably no better place to view wildlife in the state of Idaho than the aforementioned Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. A massive preservation area of some 2.3 million acres, you’ll find yourself finding relaxation in your treatment, as it’s the second largest protected area of its kind – only behind Death Valley. Upon visiting “the Frank,” it’s not uncommon for visitors to see everything from large mammals like bear, lynx, red fox, gray wolves, elk, moose, goats, and mountain lions to smaller animals such as wolverines, beavers, and lots of different birds.

Another popular activity associated with wilderness drug rehabilitation is horseback riding – and there are a bevy of places in Idaho that offer this such activity. One is 4 Mile Trailhead. Another is Lolo Creek Campground, located alongside the Lolo and Eldorado Creeks, which offers a rustic setting and a variety of unique recreational activities for the nature-minded recovery, horseback riding included.

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For more information on wilderness drug rehabilitation or alcohol rehabilitation in the state of Idaho, contact today. We are here with resources to help pair you or someone you know with the information on this type of treatment and the venues where it is offered throughout Idaho.

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