Outback Therapeutic Expeditions, which provides an innovative and effective therapeutic experience for teens in crisis, announced recently a new program, Unplugged. This new wilderness therapy program is designed to help teens who have been displaying problematic electronics use, including excessive usage of:
- The Internet
- Video games
- Social Media (i.e. facebook, instagram, twitter)
- World of Warcraft
Though digital media can bring a wealth of tools and information, some teens may be overusing electronics due to behavioral, psychological, or developmental challenges. The Unplugged program is expert informed, designed, supported, and facilitated.
Outback believes that the wilderness setting uniquely inspires one to take a step back, gain perspective, and be challenged to find healing, meaning, and hope in life. Strength, insight, and confidence are gained more quickly in the wilderness than anywhere else; old habits and patterns melt away making way for healthier neural networks to form. Outback consulted with the leading experts in the electronic addictions field in designing the Unplugged program. When combining this new addition with their already clinically sophisticated therapy, the wilderness experience becomes effective and life-changing for those who struggle with this process addiction.