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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Feb 28, 2023

Marcie Steinberg is the parent of a former wilderness therapy student and peer parent at Other Parents Like Me ( Marcie shares her family's story of how her son struggled with substance abuse disorder in his teens, the different interventions they tried to help him, and how Marcie and her husband ultimately decided to have their son transported to a wilderness therapy program in Georgia. Marcie shares how the transport process with their son occurred and the first letter they received after he went to a wilderness therapy program. Marcie reveals how wilderness therapy saved her son's life, what they did while he was in the program, and why there is much hope in their story. Marcie shares how the connection is the opposite of addiction and how other parents helped her to become a peer parent at OPLM.Com

Season 15 of Stories from the Field is focused on parents' stories and is underwritten by Other Parents Like Me ( We are grateful for all does to support parents whose children are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.