Iowa Wilderness Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

The Natural Choice for Overcoming Drug Addiction

If you live in Iowa and struggle against the physical, emotional, and metal threats posed by drug addiction, you might feel hesitant to enter into a residential treatment facility. Fortunately, there’s another way to heal yourself — by experiencing the beauties of nature through a wilderness drug rehab program.

By replacing your unhealthy old habits with healthy new ones, you can repair the damage done to body and mind while gaining a clearer sense of the world around you. Wilderness drug rehab utilizes a mix of outdoor activities such as camping and hiking with comprehensive counseling services. You’ll also receive life skills therapy that empowers you to make better decisions and run your life more productively.

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If you seek a beautiful natural backdrop for your course of wilderness rehab, Iowa is a fine place to be. The state boasts a variety of wilderness settings and activities, many of them hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Hiking trails are common features of these sites. The Bob Shetler Picnic Area is a fine example. Check out its 24-mile Neal Smith Trail, a National Recreation Trail available not only hiking but also for biking, jogging, and even in-line skating.


If you’re into camping, you’ll find that many of Iowa’s wilderness areas fit the bill perfectly. For starters, you might try Acorn Valley out on Saylorville Lake in the Des Moines River Valley. This site offers both “primitive” family campsites and sites with water/electric hookups for RVs. Rathbun Lake offers a combination of camping, fishing, and swimming at sites such as Bridge View Park and Buck Lake Campground, which can make your journey to sobriety engaging!

Wildlife Viewing

There’s no better place to be at peace during recovery and get better acquainted with Iowa’s flora and fauna than at one of the state’s many wildlife refuges. For instance, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge is home to many different species of birds, as well as annual migrations of ducks and geese. The Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Des Moines lets you view bison and elk via an auto tour.

Horseback Riding

Whether you’re an experienced rider or just recently learned how to sit in the saddle, Iowa’s wilderness areas can help you add this relaxing pursuit to your healing agenda. Both Saylorville Lake and Lake Red Rock offer horseback riding, as does Elk Rock Campground and Boat Ramp. All three of these spots enable you to commune with horses and enjoy some quality time in the water.

Learn More — and Change Your Life

Wilderness drug rehab could be just what the doctor ordered, without all the clinical trappings you normally associate with doctors. Contact to learn more about this unique form of rehab and how you can use the power of nature to transform your life.

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