Adventure Based Therapy

Designed to extract, through metaphor, various concepts of the 12 Steps including powerlessness, spirituality and team work

Cumberland Heights Adventure Based Therapy

Adventure Based Therapy - Designed to extract various concepts of the 12 Steps
Adventure Based Therapy – Designed to extract various concepts of the 12 Steps

Adventure Based Therapy keeps you both physically active and mentally engaged. Our “Big Swing”, the ropes course, including high and low elements, and our climbing wall are all designed to extract, through metaphor, various concepts of the 12 Steps including powerlessness, spirituality and team work.

Adventure Therapy is, in essence, the use of adventure experiences to improve mental and physical health. The practice is flexible in such that it can occur indoors or outdoors and in rural or urban settings. By using experiences that are active and changing, adventure therapy mirrors real-life instances that occur outside the therapy session.

Clients can learn basic survival skills, coping strategies, and interpersonal skills that they can then apply to their lives outside of treatment.

The basic premise, according to the Association for Experiential Education, is that a person can learn more effectively when all senses are engaged in the learning process and when he is directly involved in the process.

Adventure based therapy theory draws from a mixture of learning and psychological theories. The learning theories include contributions from Albert Bandura, John Dewey, Kurt Hahn, and Kurt Lewin. These theorists also have been credited with contributing to the main theories comprising experiential education. Experiential education is a theoretical component of adventure therapy.

Experience the “Big Swing” on the River Road Campus


The participant is able to draw parallels and metaphors from their experience then transfer it to practical application to their recovery journey.
Adventure Based Therapy
Art Therapy
Equine Assisted Therapy
Labyrinth Experience
Music Assisted Therapy
Sand Tray Therapy
Spiritual Care Services
Yoga Practice Combined with Mindfulness to Help Heal Addiction Issues
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and each patient works an individualized care plan to meet his or her distinct needs. On a typical day treatment schedules begin at 7AM and last until about 10PM.

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