Wilderness therapy is considered as an answer to the problems of troubled youth when all other methods fail. Children living in single-parent homes, in homes where the parents are unstable and children who abuse to drugs and alcohol, especially beneficial when they undergo wilderness therapy.
Time away from parents helps both parents and children to appreciate each other more and surrounded by nature without the availability of drugs and alcohol to detox the mind and body.
The benefits of wilderness therapy schooling are that the youth working with limited resources and no urban disorder to help them have a better relationship with other troubled kids.
Desert give troubled youth a time for reflection and rehabilitation alone. The camps were supervised and mediated by trained counselors who help this troubled teenager in a non-confrontational way.
They teach them coping skills and gradually build their confidence. Troubled youth away from their parents learn to appreciate their parents.
Parents also learned not to be too controlling when their child away in the desert and communication with children is impossible.
Time alone in the wilderness helps them realize who they are and what they do. They can communicate better with their parents after returning home.
Wilderness therapy is a last resort, reformatory therapy for troubled youth. The physical difficulty experienced in the camps and the lack of urban disorder and teaching facility for troubled teens overcome their problems and heal their minds.