Gil’s career in wilderness therapy brings together his passions for working with young people and connecting with the healing power of the outdoors. He moved back to his hometown of Loa and the beloved mountains and deserts he wandered during his formative years to work for Aspen Achievement Academy in 1995. Aspen Achievement Academy, with Gil as the Executive Director since 1996, became the most influential wilderness therapy program in the country. Gil served on the committee appointed by the Utah State Office of Licensing in 1997 to review and update the licensure standards for Outdoor Youth Programs. In 2000, he assembled and led the team that conceptualized and founded Passages To Recovery, the pioneer in wilderness therapy substance abuse treatment for young adults.
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is not Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Legacy Outdoor Adventures specializes in helping young men ages 18-35 make the successful transition to responsible adulthood. The Legacy team will work with your loved one to better understand the unique issues that are limiting his progression in life. Whether his challenges are related to substance abuse, addiction, fear of failure, social anxiety, lack of motivation, emotional/behavioral problems, or a combination of these and other issues the legacy experience will help him to overcome life’s obstacles and embrace manhood with a higher level of self-confidence and direction.
Legacy Outdoor Adventures Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Substance Abuse Treatment
For many of our clients, substance abuse and addictive behavior, beyond blocking their journeys to responsible adulthood, has completely taken over their lives. Other clients who don’t have serious substance abuse issues may struggle with some type of addiction or addictive behavior that is impeding their progress. These addictive behaviors may involve such things as video games, internet, sex, pornography, gambling, or even food. Legacy’s trained and experienced professionals work with each client and family to understand the level of the addiction, to identify the addictive behaviors and thought patterns, to develop a plan to address these issues, and to commit to a path of healthy recovery. Through proven methods of treatment, including the 12 steps, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, clients learn the skills and gain the confidence and desire to embrace recovery.
- Recovery Planning
Legacy helps each client develop a comprehensive relapse prevention plan based on the model developed by Terrence Gorski. Legacy team members are trained in the Gorski model, and utilize it in guiding clients to develop their own relapse prevention plan. Each client’s relapse prevention plan becomes an integral part of his Life Success Plan and is a crucial part of the overall aftercare planning process.
Gil Hallows - Executive Director
Mike Mills, MFT Student - Therapist
"I have seen and experienced for myself the deep impact and effects of the wilderness. I believe there is no better way to learn about yourself and your own capabilities than to be surrounded by nature without the distractions of modern conveniences. I have over 15 years of experience in being a soldier in the Utah Army National Guard. Even after facing the enemies of our country in Iraq, I believe the greatest enemy for any individual is themselves, and each one of us are combating our fears, anxieties, anger, sadness, ambivalence and addictions. I believe that each one of us have the capacity to do great things and be great people if only we can be victorious in our battles with our own internal enemies. Through my experiences I have come to understand how important it is to be a part of a team that functions well. I look towards the treatment team for support and strength knowing I am only a part of the potential power of this program. I feel extremely honored to be part of a program and team that is so effective and efficient in showing young men their potential and guiding them to better, more productive, and independent lives."
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