Therapeutic boarding schools with a focus on addiction recovery are schools where your child stays for an extended period of time. They use various modalities for dealing with addiction and other co-occurring disorders. These schools often work with the family as well as the student in family therapy. Academics are a part of the daily life of a student in a therapeutic boarding school. Depending on the school, various sports and extra curricular activities are offered.
Therapeutic programs are programs that range from 2 weeks to 2 months. Wilderness programs and summer camps fall in this category. Academics are not offered in these programs. Therapeutic programs focus solely on the emotional health of the student.
offer a variety of methods for dealing with addiction. Not every program is appropriate for every type of addiction, and not every school is the right match for each student.