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There is an unfortunate misunderstanding about addiction and alcoholism that is prevalent in modern society. The misconception a person’s decisions revolving around drugs and alcohol are derived from the substances themselves, and that 30, 60, or 90 days at a rehab can help abate this issue, even solving it completely. Fortunately or unfortunately, this is simply not the case.

In Part Two of Into the Heart of Addiction’s interview with Wilderness Treatment Center (WTC), clinical director Patrick Hawkins shares how important rehab aftercare is in the recovery process and what he considers the top asset of his program.

Wilderness Treatment Center (WTC) began helping young men recover from drug and alcohol addiction in 1983 and just celebrated their 31st anniversary last August. I had the opportunity to take a visit to North West Montana in early October and interview WTC Clinical Director, Patrick Hawkins. It is evident to see and hear the passion Pat has for his calling helping young men achieve sobriety, and understand his affinity for the wilderness as an effective teacher.