Testimonials

Ryan L.

ALUMNI

Many of my fondest memories of early sobriety were made during my time at WTC. The experience and lessons I learned there gave me the understanding of my disease and the courage to make a change in my life. Pat helped me to take a look at myself and the pain I was inflicting on those around me.

Luke S.

ALUMNI

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

Jacob A.

ALUMNI

Wilderness Treatment Center was a great starting point for my sobriety. My plan was to go to treatment and let my legal and relationship issues blow over so I could go back to what I was doing and play my cards smarter. I went to treatment with pressure from the state prosecutor and the judge, as well as

Matt M.

ALUMNI

My time at WTC was nothing short of an entire life changing experience. I can’t even begin to describe how much I was able to learn about myself and the way that I was living in active addiction. I went through WTC from the beginning of December 2013 to the end of January 2014 and was placed in New Life House in Los Angeles

Ryan C.

ALUMNI

When I went into Wilderness Treatment Center I was just going to get the courts off of my back. I knew that my life wasn’t going well but I just thought with the courts off of my back, It would be fine. The courts were the problem not me. But after some help from Shane, Rob and the other awesome counselors

Mark M.

ALUMNI

I went to WTC October 25th of 2012, ever since then my life has been completely different. They taught me a new way to live. I recently celebrated two years sober and I couldn’t have done it without the help of the wilderness staff. Especially Pat, Rob, and WilderBen. Thank you to everyone there and for all that you guys do.

Nick E.

ALUMNI

I came to Wilderness Treatment Center not knowing whether or not I wanted to stop using drugs and alcohol, but I knew I couldn’t continue living the way I was. I have always loved the outdoors so I was open to the idea of a program like Wilderness Treatment Center. It was there that I got to feel a strong sense

Joe S.

ALUMNI

I originally went to wilderness treatment center to get the court system off of my back. I had no intention on staying sober in the long run. But when I got into some of the work and built relationships with the guys there I saw that this way of life is better. I got to see how bad my life really was, and with drugs

M.M.

PARENT

We sent our son to the Wilderness Treatment Center at the recommendation of one of his former treatment counselors. He had been a patient at another well-respected treatment program, had progressed to placement in a sober house with out-patient counselling and group work, and had relapsed. We were terrified for his life and desperate to help him. WTC gave him help that we could not give him. He learned more about his addiction and how it affected him in every way. From his conversations with us when he was at Wilderness, we could hear that he was gaining more insight about himself, his disease of addiction, and its consequences on his behavior and with relationships. He spoke about learning more about the twelve steps, about a higher power, and of using these “tools” in his recovery.

Kim L.

PARENT

My son, Mike, will soon be celebrating seven years sobriety. This is due to the strong men and women who run Wilderness Trwatment Center. Their dedication and commitment to our young men is exceptional. The life skills and coping every

Anonymous Parent

PARENT

My 14 year old son went to WTC when we found out he was abusing drugs. He has been clean and sober for a year now and is so much happier and strong because of his experience at WTC. And our whole family is stronger and happier, thanks to their family week.