I was from Montana before I went to the WTC and I really never expected to get as much as I did out of it. I have to say that it would be easy to white knuckle a shorter program or a program that would not involve an actual 21 day backpacking trip into the wilderness. Accomplishing that feat was unlike anything that I have had to do before that, and finding the perseverance within myself to keep on trekking on the trail really showed me a lot about myself, that I could overcome any hardship that came my way without drugs. Going from the everyday frenzy of the drug world to the quiet serene of the wilderness was a shock and really forced me to rethink my life and put things in perspective. That new perspective really set me up for the next stage of my recovery.