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Experiential therapy
There's little research on the effectiveness of experiential therapies in treating substance abuse, but according to Cirque's clinical director Beverly Roesch, "peak experiences" awaken people from the "haze and the numbness" of addiction. The ropes course includes an unnerving "leap of faith" swing off a 60-foot high platform.

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Last updated October 20 2009: 5:02 PM ET
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