Outdoor Adventure Recovery
What is Outdoor Adventure Recovery
Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures’ wilderness therapy is a nature-centric approach to drug and alcohol abuse treatment through rigorous outdoor hiking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding, surfing, and more to help residents build strength physically, psychologically and within their sobriety as a whole.
By combining outdoor adventures with traditional therapy and counseling, residents gain an increased understanding of self-concept and self-worth. Residents begin to experience, understand and embrace the physical and emotional benefits, and rid themselves of the harmful behaviors caused by drug abuse and alcohol abuse, which can ultimately lead to a more well-balanced lifestyle.
What does outdoor adventure recovery involve?
Getting Back to Nature
While on the “field” with our trained Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure staff, residents are forced to address the natural elements, which develops team building skills, assists in overcoming fear, and gets them physically active.
They are taught and trained in gathering wood for meals and heat, daily water procurement and meal planning and cooking over open fire. We also provide residents with the option to become Wilderness First Responders – an accredited six-week training course and certification that residents can take with them after the program.
Discover The Possibilities
Most outdoor adventures are in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California. Select residents will also have the opportunity to participate in our quarterly cultural immersion trip to Ixtapa-Zijuatanejo, Mexico where they will take Spanish courses, learn to surf, volunteer in local community service projects and participate in daily community/group therapy.
At Back2Basics, recovering addicts go beyond man-made concepts and distractions to discover their own spiritual enlightenment. Our seasoned and credentialed outdoor professionals offer your son the journey of a lifetime!
Where do we go to get Back2Basics?
HIKING & BACKPACKING
- Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
- Mogollon Rim, AZ
- Oak Creek Canyon, AZ
- Sedona, AZ
- San Francisco Peaks, AZ
- Antelope Canyon, AZ
- The Santa Catalina Mountains, Tuscon, AZ
- The Superstitions, Phoenix, AZ
- Burro Creek Kingman, AZ
- The White Mountains, AZ
- The Arizona Trail
- Fossil Creek, AZ
- Hannah Hot Springs, AZ
- West Clear Creek, AZ
- East Clear Creek AZ
- Wet Beaver Creek, AZ
- Sycamore Canyon Cottonwood, AZ
- Organ Pipe National Monument, AZ
- Chevlon Canyon, AZ
- Mazatzal Wilderness, AZ
- Tonto National Forest, AZ
- Agua Fria National Monument, AZ
- Coconino National Forest, AZ
CLIMBING (in partnership with local Flagstaff climbing gym)
WHITE WATER RIVER RAFTING
KAYAKING | CANOEING | SURFING
Back 2 Basics operates under special recreation permit with the Coconino National Forest, Tonto National Forest, Moab, Safford, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Vermillion Cliffs NM Bureau of Land Management Field Offices, and Commercial Use Authorization permit with Grand Canyon National Park.
Back 2 Basics is an equal opportunity provider and employer under permit by the USDA Forest Service, Coconino and Tonto National Forest, Moab, Safford, Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Vermillion Cliffs NM Bureau of Land Management Field Offices and Grand Canyon National Park.
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Sobriety is a Journey... Not a Destination.
Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery offers a six-month residential program for substance abuse and alcohol treatment for young adult males 18-30 years of age and is a “private pay” program. Back2Basics uniquely combines the 12-Step Program, Outdoor Adventure Recovery and our Residential Living Program to provide the best possible treatment to achieve long-term sobriety.