What Makes Our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program at Beartooth Mt. Ascent so unique?
With over 20 years of experience in helping troubled young adults with drug abuse and addiction issues such as video gaming pornography/sexual addictions and gambling, we have found that participation within our authentic ranch life enables the individual to realize life’s value and begin to heal from their troubling addictions. Using this type of vocational training (ranch work), the comfort zone of the young men in our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program is deconstructed and they are encouraged to rebuild their lifestyle to value their life’s work, family, loved ones, and himself.
When our young adult men first arrive to our young adult drug and addiction treatment program at Beartooth Mt., they will immediately see the message we are portraying by witnessing our hard work, gratitude, and attitude towards their struggles. The young men in our Christian treatment program will gain an instinctive nature and ability to help out on the ranch, and work as team to get their chores done everyday.
While typical drug rehab programs tend to focus on their addiction and past drug use, we wanted to take a different approach by focusing on the present and the future, and leaving that old life behind them. The young men in our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program and Christian addiction rehab will discuss the events of their day on the ranch, such as, how they want to better their lives, and what they want to become once they leave our Catholic recovery program.
As an integral part of our Young Adult Residential Treatment Program, new arrivals are trained not only by our experienced staff, but also by each other. When a young man learns the difficult skill sets required to perform all aspects of ranch work, a sense of pride and accomplishment is instilled, which only blossoms when he shares that knowledge with others. The young adults in our program become leaders and develop a sense of place and purpose: His sense of identity is contingent on his role within our community. We believe that this approach, giving back for the greater good, is both commensurate with our spiritual beliefs, and is a fundamental phase in the development of strong men. Our Christian addiction rehab program transforms our young adult’s mentality to “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me,” rather than “I can’t,” or “I am not good at anything.” When this happens, they have embraced the mission of our program.
The various tasks that are a constant at our Young Adult Residential Treatment Program include:
- Cattle wrangling
- Heavy equipment operation and repair
- Agricultural technology
- Fence building and repair
Each young man will be exposed to alternative vocations that are not available in urban environments, sometimes mastering several, if not all of them. Many alumni have utilized the knowledge that they have extracted from our Catholic Ranch Rehab Program and have gone on to find lucrative professions. We are constantly getting updates from our graduates who express their gratitude towards our Young Adult Treatment Program and our staff, stating that the life experiences they gained from their stay at Beartooth Mt. Ascent in Wyoming, are priceless and highly treasured.
What Sets Our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program/ Christian Drug Rehab at Beartooth Mtn. Ascent Apart?
- Large Indoor Equine Arena
- Roping Corral
- Welding and Mechanical Shop
- Fitness Center with Boxing Ring
- Summer “Cow-Camp” Mountain experience
Our Young Adult Addiction Treatment Program at Beartooth Mt. Ascent is situated on a large-scale working cattle ranch where there is always work to be done with a variety of job skills to obtain, life skills and educational opportunities to be had by all our young adults. Because ranch work is seasonal the work never gets boring, and yet is repetitive enough to allow mastery of the new job skills that the young man has learned.
Our large indoor equine center and horse program also sets us apart from other “youth ranches.” The young adults who come to our Young Adult Treatment Program at Beartooth Mt. Ascent will not only benefit from equine therapy year-round, but they will also have the opportunity to learn natural horsemanship from expert horse trainers. They will be able to view up close how imprinting takes place with the new foals that are born on the ranch. They learn first hand how important their non-verbal communication styles are interpreted by a spirited yearling colt. Nature and horses are the greatest of teachers, through God’s creatures the young adults in our Christian rehab program learns he cannot bully, manipulate, or force a horse to do what he wants.