Kentucky Wilderness Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

Lush green forested areas, gently rolling hills, bubbling brooks and creeks, and mysterious caverns await those seeking an outdoor adventure in Kentucky. Kentucky might not be the largest state, but it offers numerous state and national parks that are just waiting just adventure seekers to come explore them.

Using Nature As A Form Of Alternative Treatment for Drug/Alcohol Addictions

Every person is unique. So it is not surprising that drug or alcohol addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people find comfort and help in a clinical setting, while others need to take an alternative approach to treatment.

Those looking for an alternative option to addiction treatment may want to consider wilderness rehabilitation. Just getting out and exploring the world around you can be therapeutic and help people overcome their substance abuse problems.

Following the Hiking Trails Through the Woods

Kentucky has some of the most amazing wooded, forested areas in the country. There are acres upon acres of land that is filled with beautiful scenic views and hidden treasures. The best part is that these trails and forested areas are beautiful all year round and can provide an excellent setting for those seeking peace during addiction treatment.

Rock Bridge Arch Trail, located in Red River Gorge National Park, is a truly breath-taking hiking trail. While traveling along the nearly 2-mile trail, you will be able to take in views of multiple waterfalls, gently babbling creeks, grassy hills, and earth caches.

For those seeking an easier trail, River Styx Spring Trail in Mammoth Cave National Park is perfect. This easy, mostly flat hiking trail will take you through forested areas. If you are quiet, you just may encounter a deer or some other type of wildlife.

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Camp Along the Lakes of Kentucky

Lakefront campgrounds are popular because of their easy access to numerous outdoor activities, but they also allow for rehabilitation patients to stay among the trees while undergoing nature-based therapies. While camping at these types of campgrounds, you can go swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Kentucky has several man-made and natural lakes that have been turned into campgrounds.

If you wish to go camping in Kentucky, consider visiting Barren River Lake, Bee Rock Campground, and Rough River Lake. These campgrounds offer forested and waterfront areas that are reserved for campers.

Enjoy Watching Unique Wildlife as You Explore the Great Outdoors

Wild animals love to explore the great outdoors and Kentucky provides these animals with a number of parks that are perfect for exploring while on your life-changing journey to sobriety. While taking part in a wildness rehabilitation program, it is not uncommon for you to see black bears, bison, elk, bobcats, wildcats, wild turkey, deer, and the bald eagle.

Observing wild animals can happen at just about any national or state park in Kentucky, but some are better at attracting animals than others. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, and Mammoth Cave National Park are favorite spots for people who want to observe animals in their natural environment.

Travel by Horseback While Taking in the Views

Enjoy your rehabilitation while taking in the unique forested views by traveling along one of the horseback riding trails in an equine therapy program. Kentucky has a number of areas that are perfect for horseback riders.

One of the most popular horseback riding trails is located right in Mount Rodgers National Recreational Area. This trail will take you along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and has some of the most awe-inspiring views.

Other popular horseback riding trails in Kentucky can be found in George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, Fishtrap Lake, Lake Cumberland, Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area, and Mammoth Cave National Park.

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