Updated March, 2013



Prodigal Child Ministries, Inc. – Founded by John and Fair Brocard in 2004


Information on this Resource List was recommended by referring professionals, the Brocards, parents and others who have seen or have knowledge of the programs listed.  We urge our readers to conduct their own investigation of the programs or professionals identified herein.

Counselors and Psychologists in the Atlanta area.

        Vilda Brannen , LPC- Trillium Springs Counseling 404-310-6120 specializes in Bi-polar disorders

      Steve Casey – Christian counselor 555 Sun Valley Dr. Roswell, Ga 30076 404-245-6187 caseypsy@aol.com

      Jennifer Combs – Christian counseling at The Freedom Center 1640 Powers Ferry Rd. Bldg. 18, Suite 250 Marietta, GA. 30067 770-955-0032

      Jack Cramer – Christian psychologist that specializes in psychological testing. 1115 Upper Hembree Rd. Suite B Roswell, Ga. 30076 770-754-6101

      Mark Crawford– 11111 Houze Rd., Suite 320, Roswell, GA. 30076 (770-993-0051)

Mark Crawford is a licensed Christian psychologist and works with individuals, families and couples. He will do neuropsychological evaluations.

      Crossroads Counseling Centerwww.mycrossroadscounseling.com 770-924-4384 Christian counseling center located  at 1301 Shiloh Rd. Kennesaw, GA  30144

        Rev. John Dotson – 404-271-3030 family and pre-marital counseling.www.procounselingassociates.com 2655 Dallas Hwy. Suite 310 Marietta, GA 30064

      Scott Dunbar – Addiction Counselor 678-773-1975 in Dunwoody, GA

      Helen Douthat - 770-998-0989 North Atlanta Counseling Services, 555 Sun Valley Dr. Bldg. F-Suite 1A, Roswell, GA. 30076

      Jennifer Farmer –LPC www.jenniferfarmerlpc.com 678-819-2596 specializes in substance abuse, court ordered assessments, in-home counseling. 4180 Providence Rd. suite 107, Marietta, GA 30062

      Dr. Michale Fishman 678-251-3184 an addiction specialist recommended by Mark Crawford. Talbot Recovery Center in College Park, GA.

      Fountain Gate Counseling Center – Christian counseling center  2985 Cherokee ST., Kennesaw, GA 30144 770-218-9005  - 501 C-3 program

      Janet Franzoni (specializes in female adolescents) 770-432-9750.

      Dr. David Gore – PhD, PCwww.drgore.com  404-237-4300 offices in Buckhead and Roswell, GA; specializes in individual therapy, marriage and family therapy, addiction recovery.

      Bob Grant – Christian psychologist 404-579-4434 1640 Powers Ferry Rd. Bld. 17 suite 375 Marietta, GA. 30067 (Governors Ridge) www.relationshipheadquarters.com

      Robyn Gruber, LPCTrillium Springs Counseling 678-665-8455  www.robyngruberlpc.com specializes in trauma, depression, childhood abuse, PTSD.

      David Hall - parents of children with same sex attractions -770-286-2526 Christian Counselor with Cornerstone Psychotherapy 2312 Peachford Rd. Suite D - Atlanta, Ga. 30338

      Carol Johnson – 678-819-3791 or 770-883-2608  licensed psychologist (does psychological assessments and evaluations)  1701 Barrett lakes Blvd. Suite 200, Kennesaw, GA 30144

      Connie Langford – Three Cords Counseling 3cclangford.googlepages.com 770-402-9827   

302 MLK Jr. St. Rockmart, GA 30153 .She is very biblical in her approach and desires to see people transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit through Gods work and prayer.

        Lifegate Counseling at Peachtree –www.lifegatecenter.org 404-842-3150a Christian counseling center located at   3434 Roswell Rd. NW Atlanta, Ga 30305  (Adam Braund , LMSW)

      Lyn Liphart, LPC, NCC with Logsdon, Liphart & Moore 770-642-7155    

515 E. Crossville Rd. Roswell, GA. 30075

      Damond Logsdon, PhD with Logsdon, Liphart, & Moore. 770-642-7155

515 E- Crossville Rd. Roswell, GA 30075 Also specializes in doing neuropsychological evaluations.

      Bob Margolis, Solutions Counseling Services, www.solutionsatlanta.com 1150 Upper Embree Rd., Roswell, GA. 678-624-0930 (Drug and Alcohol related problems, depression, anger, stress, and low self-esteem, etc.)

      Linda Merrion, LPC with Family Counseling Associates, 555 Sun Valley Dr. L-4 Roswell, GA. 30076 770-641-7720

      Cynthia Montalvo, LCSW 770-475-0461 12700 Century Dr. Alpharetta, GA. 30004 Great with adolescent girls.

      Bob Montes – 678-366-8862 Christian psychologist and Certified Life Coach 9635 Ventana Way, Suite 101   Johns Creek, GA 30022   www.drbobmontes.com

        Kathryn OMalley – PhD -Christian Counselor  678-560-5060 1355 Terrell Mill Rd. Bldg. 1462 Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30067  works with prodigals, parents and abused children.

        Parkaire Consultants, Inc. www.parkaireconsultants.com 770-578-1519   4939 Lower Roswell Rd. Bldg. C Suite 201 Marietta, GA 30068 – provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for all ages.

        Kim Roberts – LAPC, CRC therapist 770-355-2381 Located at 1014 Canton St. Roswell, GA 30075 specializes in individual and families with substance abuse.

      Roswell United Methodist Church 770-998-2424 (addiction Counseling)

      Nathan Shattuck –Christian counselor -678-999-3951 www.careofsouls.net Located in Roswell and Atlanta

      Robbie Sherrill –female Christian counselor 770-300-0170 located in Peachtree Corners, especially good with girls and family issues.

      Dr. Skeet Stokes –LPC 770-640-9242 www.charlesastokes.com 500 Sun Valley Dr. Suite C-1 Roswell, GA.  30076 – a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and licensed Professional counselor.

      Peter Thomas – 404-364-1626 3500 Piedmont Rd. Suite 775 Atlanta, GA. 30305 specializes in Evaluations/Assessments, ADHD/LD, adolescents.

      Dr. Brenda Wagnerwww.brendawagnerphd.com 770-643-4877 (office in Roswell, GA) a Christian clinical psychologist and child neuropsychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Works with issues of stress, anxiety, medical and career concerns, and family issues.

      Johnny Walker – 770-456-5547 2265 Roswell Rd. Suite 309 Marietta, GA 30062 www.familyworks.net

 Christian counselor with Family Works Counseling– specializes in teenagers, adults, coaching, parent counseling and marriage.

      Judy Walker -770-617-4759 with Life Changes. PhD Licensed Christian Counselor. Good with anxiety, depression, life changes you may have faced or are facing.

      Mitzi Walters- RN, LPC 770-286-7065 Atlanta Counseling Services 1640 Powers Ferry Rd. Bld. 27, Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30067 – specializes in sexual addictions, sexual abuse, eating disorders, and couples counseling.

      Dr. George Warsaw 404-256-0244 located in Sandy Springs. He is good in dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, abuse, and conflict.

      Ann Wilson – 678-907-5987 3225 Shallowford Rd. suite 420 Marietta, Ga. 30062 Background in addictions and used to work for Talbott Center. Works with families as well.

      Richmont Graduate University (formerly PSI) www.richmont.edu 404-233-2949 McCarty Building, 2055 Mt. Paran Rd., NW Atlanta, GA. 30327 Provides training for Christian Counseling.  Jeff (President) and DeAnne Terrell (Dean of Students). They offer counseling at their HOPE centers for depression, anxiety, co-dependency, marriage and family issues, career, self-esteem.

      Tapestry Psychological Associates – www.tapestryassociates.com – 770-425-8275 a Christian counseling center located at 127 Church St. Marietta, Ga.  30060

      The Summit Counseling Centerwww.summitcounseling.org – 678-893-5300 a Christian counseling center for children, teens, and adults located at 2750 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 200 , Johns Creek, GA 30022 Addiction Counselor (Ewell Hardman)


Psychiatrists (Atlanta area)

        Atlanta Psychiatric Institute –Dr Jagan Chilakamarri 770-992-2778 www.drjaganchilakamarri.com

2103 Macy Dr. Roswell, GA 30076

      Betsy Craig, MSW, LPC Peachtree Psychiatric Professionals 404-351-2008 3500 Piedmont Rd. NE Suite 775 Atlanta, GA. 30305 Great with adolescent girls.

      Lisa Huber 404-351-2008 or 404 351-2009 – Peachtree Psychiatric Associates -3500 Piedmont Rd. suite 775   Atlanta, GA. 30305

      Michael Lyles –( 770-993-0051) 11111 Houze Rd., Suite 320, Roswell, GA. 30076

      Dr. Branko Radulovacki  770-434-5833 – at Ridgeview

      Brian Thomas, MD. 404-351-2008 Peachtree Psychiatric Assoc. 3500 Piedmont Rd. suite 775

Atlanta, GA. 30305

Addiction Counseling, Intervention, and Outpatient programs:

        Adolescent Intervention Serviceswww.adolescentintervention.net 1-866-624-7247 (contact- George Pineda or David Levin) located in the Rockville, MD./Washington, DC area.

        Breakthrough InterventionsJames Murray www.breakthroughinterventions.net 

             413-268-7022 Salt Lake City, Utah

       Scott Dunbar- 678-773-1975 specializes in addiction counseling (located in Dunwoody, Ga.)

        Darrell Grizzle 678-642-3213 certified Addiction Assessment/ Licensed professional counseling specialist

              58 S. Park Square. Suite A, Marietta, Ga. 30060

       Foundations Recovery Networkwww.FoundationsRecoveryNetwork.com 770-594-3060 114 Sloan St. Roswell, Ga. 30075 Intervention, Alternative Sentencing, outpatient services. Contact Jennifer Angier, executive director. This program is unique in treating dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness. For 18 +.

        Heather Hayes – 770-335-5004 or 770-886-7522 327 Dahlonega St.  Suite 1901  Cumming Ga. 30040 Specializes in addictions, interventions, Counseling and Assessment.

        Insight Program – 770-751-8383 www.theinsightprogram.com 5110 Old Ellis Pt. Roswell, GA. for ages 13-25 yrs. Intensive 12-step Outpatient program to assist individuals/ families in recovery. Group sessions are 4 hrs per day, five days a week. Parents are also involved in weekly sessions and support groups. ( 6-12 week program) There is also a shorter Outpatient program offered 3 evenings a week.

        Dr. Dave Janzen- 770-378-8119 Certified Interventionist- 2215 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324

        Dr. Brian Moore – Interventionist with The Intervention Group  770-590-4441

        Paraclete Counseling Center –Christian counseling center that also does interventions www.paracletecounseling.com 770-753-0350 – 3905 Johns Creek Crt. Suite 260, Suwanee, GA 30024

        Right Directionwww.rdas.net  888-592-8400 specializes in crisis intervention and transport services for adults and adolescents located in Salt Lake City, Utah

        Susan Rosovsky – 678-662-1892 Specializes in interventions www.psychatlanta.com (Roswell, GA)

        Marcos Sanchez – 770-827-7711 Christian Addiction Counselor -3405 Dallas Hwy.  Suite 301, Marietta, GA 30064 (for the parents and addicts)

        Solutions Counseling Services  678-624-0930– ( Bob Margolis) www.solutionsatlanta.com  1150 Upper Hembree Rd. Roswell, GA. 30076 counseling treatment center for youth with addictions.

        The Summit Counseling Center – www.summitcounseling.org 678-893-5300 Christian counseling center located at 2750 Old Alabama Rd. Suite 200, Johns Creek, GA 30022  Addiction specialist Ewell Hardman.


**Drug TestingMisty Gann – 770-882-5504 (she will meet with you and help you with getting hair or urine samples to be tested. She does the testing and gets the results for you.) She is used by the Cobb County Courts.

Educational Consultants /Specialists

        Tamara Ancona, LPC 678-297-0708 5770 Lake Heights Circle , Alpharetta, GA. 30022

        Barbara Bogrand – Certified Life coach 770-992-6707 www.oasiscoaching.com

        Gayle Born -770-578-1519 with Parkaire Consultants in Marietta, GA

        Ellen Brown – 770-509-8266 LPC 3901 Roswell Rd. Suite 210 Marietta, GA. 30062

        Nancy Burton – 770-853-4486 Open Doors Educ. Consulting and Advocacy, Roswell, GA.

        Karen Eusebio – National Liaison for Aspen Education Group  707-758-6443

        Jeff Holloway-  706-973-9211  Educ. Consultant and Admissions counselor for Skyland Trail

        Debbie Hopper – Southeastern Regional Liaison for Aspen Educ Group  714-815-6525

        B.J. Hopper – 404-814-1394   3400 Peachtree Rd. suite 1539 Atlanta, Ga. 30326

       Martha Moses – 305-273-0014 located in Miami, Florida

       Kelly Ryan – Educational consultant, LLC Aurora, Colorado 303-369-9907 www.gpsfamilyconsulting.com

       Linda Shaffer- 208-263-8394 in San Point, Idaho

       Christie Woodfin, Med, LPC – 404-249-9898 1708 Peachtree Street NW Suite 310 Atlanta, GA. 30309   cwoodfin@bestschoolforyou.com     www.bestschoolforyou.com

      www.educationalconsultant.org to find an Ed. consultant in your area.

    Escort/ Transport Services

        Adolescent Intervention Serviceswww.adolescentintervention.net 301-934-0004 (contact – George Pineda or David Levin) located in the Rockville, MD. /Washington , DC area.

      Center for Safe Youth –888-677-7233  or 706-613-9007–www.safeyouth.com Director-Tim Degnen (Georgia area)

      Discreet Transport www.discreettransport.com  Mark von Tschirschky 770-403-5301 transports for adolescents and adults. Located in the Atlanta area.

      Right Direction – www.rdas.net  888-592-8400 located in Salt Lake City , Utah (crisis intervention and transport

      Safe Passage Adolescent Serviceswww.safepassagetransport.com  Director , Holly Hunter 770-667-7467 or 800-811-7911 or cell- 404-861-5925. Located in the Atlanta Area


Treatment Programs (listed by categories)


Christian Residential Treatment Centers / Schools (there is more information listed about each program with web-sites under the alphabetical listing of all treatment programs)


A Better Way Ministries – (men ages 17-55 yrs.)Transitional Living

Abundant Life (ages 12-18 yrs)

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (young adults and adults)

Broken Shackles Ranch (ages 16-20 yrs.) – No cost

Calvary Center (18 +)Calvary House (Transitional Living)

Canaan Land Ministries (men 18+) No Cost

Capstone (males ages 14-24 yrs.)

Compass Rose (Girls ages 14-18) Therapeutic Boarding school

Eagle Ranch ( 8-16 yrs)

Evangelhouse ( Christian Boarding school for Girls ages 12-18)

Fair Play Camp School – For boys ages 8-15

Freedom Village – (ages 14-21 yrs)

French Camp Academy

Genesis (men 18+)

Grace Home (women 18+)

Grace Way ( women 14 +)

Heartlight Ministries

Heart Ministry (women 18+)

Hebron Colony  (men 18+) –no cost

His Steps Ministry (men 18+)

Hope Quest (men and women 18+)

Hope Remains Youth Ranch (youth ages 5-17 yrs.)

Joy House (12-17 yrs)

Lighthouse Christian Academy of NW Florida ( girls ages 10-18 yrs)

Loving Hands (men 18-38 yrs) – No cost

Mercy Ministries (women 13-28 yrs.) – no cost

Mountain Top Boys Home (boys 10-17 yrs)

National House of Hope (13-17 yrs)

Nelson Price Treatment Center (12-17 yrs)

New Beginnings Life (18+ women)

New Faith Rehab Center (men 18-30 yrs)

New Horizons Academy

No Longer Bound (men 18+)

Paul Anderson Home (males 16-21 yrs)

Penfield Christian Home (men 18+)

Promise of Hope (men and women 18+)

Providence Ministries (men 18+)

Recovery Outfitters ( males 15-25 yr)

Remuda Ranch – (eating disorders for females)

Seven Bridges to Recovery (7 Bridges to Recovery)- men and women who are homeless

Shelterwood Home (13-18 yrs)

Shepherds Hill Academy (13-17 yrs.)

St. Joseph Institute (18+)

Teen Challenge (youth and adults)

Teen Challenge Home of Hope Program for mothers and children

The 3-D Life – (males 14-21 yrs)

The Village – (ages 7-19 yrs)- for abused and neglected children in state custody

Timberland Knolls ( 12 yrs +girls and women)

Timothy House (men 18+)

Transformations ( men and women 18+)

Victory Home (men 18+)

Waypoint Center (men 18+)

Wears Valley Ranch

Wellspring Living (women 18+)

Wolf Creek Academy (12-18 yrs)

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (psychiatric RTC 8-18 yrs)





Treatment Programs for 18 yrs and UNDER  (there is more information listed about each program with web-sites under the alphabetical listing of all treatment programs)



Academy at Swift River (ages 14-17+)

Adirondack  Leadership Expeditions– (ages 13-17)

Aspen Institute

Boys Town

Building Bridges (boys only)

Caron Treatment Centers

Cherokee Creek Boys School (11-15 yrs)

Copper Canyon Academy (girls ages 14-18)

Cumberland Heights

Diamond Ranch (ages 12–18 yrs).

Eckerd Academy

Hazelden Center (14-25 yrs)

High Frontier

In Balance Ranch

Inner Harbour (psychiatric treatment for 6-18 yrs)

Inspirations (ages 14-18 yrs). summer program available


Island View  (ages 13-17+)

KW Legacy Ranch – (12-17 yr males and females)

Lives Under Construction (males 7-21 yrs)

Montana Academy

National Guard Youth Challenge (16-18 yrs )

New Beginnings Recovery Center  (13-19 yrs)

New Haven (girls ages 13-17 yrs)

New Vision Wilderness

Oakley School (14-19 yrs)

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions (ages 13-17)

Pacific Quest (ages 13-24 yrs)

Phoenix Outdoors

Pine Ridge Academy

Recovery Outfitters – (15-25 yr. males)

Re-Start (internet addictions)


Second Nature Wilderness

SOAR (wilderness adventure)

Solstice East and Solstice West (girls 14-18)

Stone Mountain School (boys  ages 11-17)

Sundown M Ranch

Sunrise Residential Treatment Center (girls ages 13-17 yrs)


The Village

Three Springs Treatment Center

Trails Carolina

Turn About Ranch

Warm Springs (no cost)

Wilderness Treatment Center (14-24 yrs)


Youth Care (11-17+ yrs)


Treatment Programs for 18 yrs and OVER (there is more information listed about each program with web-sites under the alphabetical listing of all treatment programs)


Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center ( men and women 18+)

Bridges of Hope

Bridge to Recovery

Burning Tree

Caron Treatment Centers

Cirque Lodge

Cooper Riis

COPAC (takes insurance)

Cumberland Heights

English Mountain Recovery – (18+men and women)

Foundations (inpatient and outpatient)

Four Circles (ages 18-28 yrs)

Fulshear Ranch (18 -24 yr women)

Gatehouse Academy (17-25 yrs)

Golden Rule (women ages 18+) – no cost

Gray Wolf Ranch (15-25 yr. men)

Hazelden (14-25 yrs)

Hickey House

Hope Quest

Jaywalker Lodge – (Men 18 +) Relapse and transitional program

La Hacienda

La Paloma

Las Vegas Recovery Center – 18 +

Legacy Outdoor Adventures (men ages 18-35 yrs)

Lifeskills South Florida – 18+ men and women

Little Hill –Alina Lodge



Menninger Clinic

Mountainside Treatment Center

Narconon River Bend Louisiana (men and women 18+)

New Roads Treatment Center – (18- 28 yrs)

Oasis Treatment Center

Origins Recovery Center

Pacific Hills

Pacific Quest (ages 13-24 yrs)


Pine Grove Treatment Center


Recovery Outfitters (15-25 yr. men)

Re-Start (internet addictions)


Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center

San Cristobal Academy (18-26 yr men)

Second Nature –Entrada

Shadow Mountain (17-30 yr)

Sierra Tucson (18+)

Skyland Trail ( 18+)


Sober Living By the Sea - !8 +

Spruce Mountain Inn (17-30 yrs)

St. Joseph Institute (18+)

Sundown M Ranch

Talbott Recovery

Talisman Transitions (ages 18-24)

The Ranch

The Ranch at Dove Tree

The Refuge – a Healing Place

Transformations Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center (18+)

TROSA (no cost)

Turning Point Hospital  (18+)

Wellness Resource Center (18+)

Wilderness Treatment Center (14-24 yr. males)




Boarding Schools:

Academy at Swift River – (ages 14-18 yrs) located in Cummington, MA.

Asheville Academy for Girls – Residential therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 10-14 in Asheville, NC

Auldern Academy – a residential therapeutic boarding school in Silver City, NC.919-837-2336

Brandon Hall School  – Atlanta , GA

Carlbrook School - Halifax VA. (for girls and boys ages 15-18)

Compass Rose – Wabash, Indiana (Girls ages 14-18)

Copper Canyon – Sedona, Arizonia (girls ages 14-18)

Evangelhouse Christian Academy – in Saint Martinville, Louisiana (for girls ages 12-18)

Greenbrier Academy in West Virginia  (girls ages 13-18)  

Lake House Academy – (girls ages 10-14 yrs)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Oakley School (boys and girls ages 14-19)

Solstice East and Solstice West – (girls ages 14-18)

Stone Mountain School  (boys ages 11-17 )

The Academy at Trails Carolina (14-18 yrs)


Eating Disorders Programs

      Renfrew –www.renfrewcenter.com 800-736-3739

      Remuda Ranch – (Christian) www.remudaranch.com 800-445-1900 a Christian residential program for eating and anxiety disorders with locations in Arizona and Virginia for girls and women with eating and anxiety disorders. Min. stay is 45-60 days.

      The Ranch- www.recoveryranch.com  1-800-849-5969

      Ranch 23000 www.ranch2300.com  1-800-218-6727


Gambling Addictions:

        CARE– www.careflorida.com 561-494-0866 located in N. Palm Beach, Florida

        COPAC – www.copacms.com  601-829-2500 located in Brandon, Mississippi

        Keystone treatment -www.keystonetreatment.com   800-992-1921located in S. Dakota

        Road to Recovery – www.recoveryroadfl.com  732-774-0019 located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

        Sierra Tucson- www.sierratucson.com  800-842-4487 located in Tucson, Arizona

        Transformations – www.transformationstreatment.com  561-703-7234 located in Delray Beach , Florida



Half-way or ¾ Way  House Living/ Transitional Living




Homeless Shelters near the Atlanta, GA area

      Atlanta Union Mission – Atlanta, GA 404-588-4000

      7 Bridges to Recovery – Smyrna/Atlanta 678-430-3698

      Covenant Life Center -Marietta, GA.  770-429-1866

      Elizabeth Inn Shelter – Marietta, GA.  770-426-7667

      Good Neighbor, Cartersville, GA. 770-386-1948

      Must Ministries, Marietta, GA  770-427-9862 or 678-218-4531

      My Sisters House in Atlanta, GA (women and children)

      Sheltering Grace Ministry –Marietta, GA  serving mothers and children in crisis 678-337-7858 www,shelteringgrace,org

      William S. Davies Shelter, Rome, GA. 706-232-9990


Programs for Mothers/ children that need treatment:

      Abba House in Cumming, GA. 678-313-8912. For Mothers and children

      7 Bridges to Recovery  (men, women and children) 678-430-3698

      Christian City – www.christiancity.org provides home for children who are abused or neglected. Located in Union city, Ga.

      Chick-Fil-A– Winshape Foster Care program sponsored  by Chick-Fil-A  www.winshape.org/homes

      Mothers Making a Change of Marietta, GA. 770-499-2422 ( x3016 ) www.cobbcsb.com

      Palmetto Childrens Home

      My Sisters House. 404-532-1929

      Teen Challenge Home of Hope in Casa Grande, Arizona

      YWCA – 48 Henderson St. Marietta, GA 30064  770-427-2902



Hospital Treatment Programs

Anchor Hospital

Focus By the Sea

Peachford Hospital

Pine Grove Treatment Center

Summit Ridge Hospital

Wellstar Outpatient and clinical services


Learning and Behavior Issues

Camp Huntington  www.camphuntington.com (ages 6-21 yrs)

Cherokee Creek Boys School

Fair Play Camp School


Stone Mountain School

Talisman Programs- adolescents , ages 12-20yrs.. and adult programs (transitions) for ages 18-24 yrs.



Sexual Issues

Birdseye Residential Treatment Center (boys ages 13-17 yrs)

Oxbow Academy (for adolescent boys 13-17 yrs.))


Sober College Recovery Programs

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery- Texas Tech Univ.  Lubbock, TX 806-742-2891

College of Public Health – Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA

Hero House – Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State – Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery- 678-797-2539 Director is Teresa Johnston

Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ Campus and Newark, NJ campus

Sober College

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

University of Virginia, House in Recovery Program, Charlottesville, VA


Transition /Coaching /Aftercare program

Homeward Bound



Wilderness Programs

      Eckerd Academy (ages 10 – 17 yrs)

      Four Circles (18 – 28 yrs olds)

      Legacy Outdoor Adventures (men ages 18-35 yrs)

      New Vision Wilderness (adolescents)

      Outback Therapeutic Expeditions – for ages 13-17

      Phoenix Outdoor ( ages 13-17 yrs)

      Second Nature (ages 10 – 17 yrs and also an adult program)


      SUWS – in S. Idaho

SUWS of the Carolinas

      Talisman Summer program

      Three Springs (adolescents)

      Trails Carolina (ages 14-17 yrs) Also for Youth ages 10-13

      Wilderness Treatment Center (ages 14-24 yrs)



Alphabetical Listing of Treatment Centers and Programs with Web-sites


        A Better Way Ministries www.abetterwayministries.com 770-599-8111 - 320 Dividend Dr. Peachtree City, GA. 30269 –. a Christian place of refuge for men ages 17-55 yrs. with drug and alcohol controlling issues.


        Abundant Life Academy in Kanab, Utah. www.abundantlifeacademy.com. 888-305-6729 This is a co-ed Christian boarding school for ages 12-18 yrs. (9-12 months ) They focus a lot on missions and ministry. Good for early intervention.


        Academy at Swift River – www.swiftriver.com  800-258-1770 an Aspen therapeutic boarding school located in Cummington, Massachusetts for ages 14-18 yrs. Most students come from a wilderness program here to help them get back on track by restoring relationships, rediscovering academic success and prepare to meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. Offers full athletic and extra-curricular activities.


        Adirondack Leadership Expeditions – www.adirondackleadership.com  518-897-5011 an Aspen outdoor leadership expedition program for  struggling youth ages13-17 yr olds located in Saranac Lake, NY


       Alternative Youth Care –www.alternativeyouthcare.net in Kalispell and Marion MT. 406-857-2506 residential long-term transitional half-way house treatment for boys ages 15-20. Young men must have a recent completion of Inpatient treatment. They also have a ¾ way house program.


      ANCHOR Hospital – www.anchorhospital.com 770-991-6044, 5454 Yorktowne Dr. Atlanta, GA 30349, a residential substance abuse center in Atlanta.

      Asheville Academy for Girls – www.ashevilleacademy.com 828-484-9946  or 800-264-8709 a girls therapeutic boarding school located near Asheville, NC for ages 10-14 yrs. specialize in Learning disabilities, ODD, Trauma.  Length of stay is 1 year.


      Aspen Institute – www.aspenassessment.com 801-825-5222 located in Syracuse, Utah. For ages 12-17yrs. This is a behavioral assessment program for 6 weeks that will fully diagnose and provide comprehensive behavioral, psychological, psychosocial, neuro-psychiatric, educational, chemical assessments.


      Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota.www.augsburg.edu 612-330-1166. Step-up Program (sober dorm, AA meetings, counselor and tutors) Patrice Salmeri, Director.


      Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc. –www.bhpalmbeach.com 800-251-9445 a Christian residential addiction treatment facility located in Lake Worth, Florida for adults. They use the Christ centered approach to recovery.  Length of stay is approx. 60 + days.


      Benchmark Transitions- www.benchmarktransitions.com 1-800-474-4848 comprehensive transitional living program for young adults ages 18-28 located in Redlands, CA.


      Birdseye RTC- www.birdseyertc.com 1-877-467-1681 an adolescent residential treatment center for sexual behavior problems and pornography addictions. Located in Spanish Fork, Utah.


      Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center – www.blueridgemountainrecovery.com  888-724-1793 a residential recovery center  for men and women located in Ball Ground, GA for those with chemical dependency. Average length of stay is 4 weeks.


      Boys Town – www.boystown.org 1-800-989-0000 located in Boys Town, Nebraska a residential treatment program for youths ages 7-18 yrs. Offers medically directed card for more seriously troubled youth who require supervision, safety and therapy. Also, helps parents develop new skills to appropriately discipline their children.


      Brandon Hall – www.brandonhall.org  770-394-8177 a college- prep boarding school/day school located in Atlanta, GA for boys and girls grades 5-12. Works with students with Learning issues as well as traditional individualized programs.


      Breakthrough Recoverywww.breakthroughrecoveryoutreach.com – 770-493-7750 located in Tucker, GA. -a transitional living facility for adults 18 and over recovering from alcohol and substance abuse.


      Bridges of Hope- www.bridgesofhope.org  912-487-2576  a residential alcohol and drug rehab. treatment center for men and women. 4 locations in Georgia .(6-12 months long term program) Follows 12-step and AA.


      7 Bridges to Recovery –  678-430-3698 www.7bridgestorecovery.org a non-profit ministry rescuing men and women and children on the streets of Atlanta who are homeless, addicts and alcoholics to provide healing and restoration.


      Bridge to Recovery – www.thebridgetorecovery.com 877-866-8661 located in Bowling Green, KY specializes in codependency treatment for adults.


      Broken Shackle Ranch – www.bsranch.org  478-348-6555 located in Davisboro, GA – a Christian based residential school for young men ages 16-20 yrs. (state funded) length of stay is 6 months – 3 yrs. It is also a certified vocational school.


      Buckheart Ranch –www.buckheart.org -760-738-8878 -a Christian program located in Escondido, California. for troubled youth


      Building Bridges, Inc. –www.buildingbridgesinc.net 404-827-9853 -long term therapeutic residential and educ. program located in Thompson Fall, Montana for boys ages 14-18.


      Burning Tree – www.burningtree.com 972-962-7374 a long term residential treatment program with locations  in Kaufman,Texas and Austin, Texas for adults 18 and over that focuses on clinical treatment of the chronic relapser with dual diagnosis, and is centered in spiritual 12-step recovery.


      Calvary Center –www.calvarycenter.com. 602-279-1468 or 866-767-6237 a Christian program for men and women ages 18 and older located in Phoenix, Arizona who are struggling with substance abuse , gambling and sexual addictions. Provides a Christian 12- step program. This is a 30 day faith based residential treatment program


      Calvary House – 954-977-9673  www.calvaryftl.org a discipleship ministry located in Pompano Beach, Florida for men in bondage who want to be healed from life controlling struggles. Must be willing to make a

1 year commitment to serve.


      Camp Huntington- 866-514-5281 www.camphuntington.com an Aspen program located in New York catskill mountain region that offers coed, residential, summer camp programs for children and young adults ages 6-21 yrs. who have special needs such as learning and developmental disabilities, ADD/ ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, aspergers syndrome, and other special needs.


      Canaan Land Ministries – 334-365-2200 www.canaanland.com a one-year Christian Bible residential program in Autaugaville, Alabama designed for men 17 and older who have had some kind of life controlling problem. (no cost)


      Capstone Treatment Center –www.capstonetreatmentcenter.com 866-729-4479 in Searcy, Arkansas. This is a Christian residential treatment center for adolescent males ages 14-24 struggling with chemical dependency. Average stay is 70-75 days. They use canine therapy.  Each resident receives a lab puppy to take care of when they arrive.


      Carlbrook School – www.carlbrook.org  434-476-2406 a boarding school for boys and girls age 15-18 yrs. located in Halifax, Va. for bright underachieving students who have historically challenged convention and questioned authority.  Most students have already been to a wilderness program.


      Caron Treatment Centers – www.caron.org a residential treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction for adolescents, young adults and adults with locations in PA, FL, and TX.


      Cherokee Creek Boys School –www.cherokeecreek.net 864-647-1885 located at  198 Cooper Rd. Westminster, SC 29693. This is a residential school for boys ages 11-15 yr. in 5th through 9th grade who are struggling emotionally, academically, personally and socially.


      Cirque Lodge – www.cirquelodge.com 1-877-977-3422 located in Sundance , Utah. This is a very extensive world –class alcohol and drug rehab facilities for adults ages 18 and over. Average stay is 30 days.


      Compass Rose – www.compassroseacademy.org – 260-569-4757 a Christian Therapeutic boarding school for Girls located in Wabash, Indiana. Average stay is 9-12 months.  This is for ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, depressive disorder, ODD, Bipolar, abuse recovery.


      CooperRiis – www.CooperRiis.org  1-800-957-5155 A specialized residential program for adults over 18 yrs..with issues of bi-polar, depressive anxiety, schizo-affective disorders, aspergers, and personality disorders. Located in Mill Spring, NC. – average stay is 6-9 months.


      COPAC – www.copacms.com  601-829-2500 an intensive residential treatment facility located in Brandon, Mississippi, for ages 18+ (will take insurance) – for chronic relapse patients, legal professionals, dual diagnosis, compulsive gambling, eating disorders, sexual compulsivity.


      Copper Canyon Academy – www.coppercanyonacademy.com 877-617-1222 an Aspen Therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 14-18 yrs. located in Sedona, Arizona. Helps struggling young women overcome addiction, adversity, and behavioral difficulties as well as offering a fully accredited school and sports program.


      Cumberland Heights –www.cumberlandheights.org 615-352-1757 or 800-646-9998, 8283 River Road. PO Box 90727 Nashville, TN 37209. They offer a 30 day minimum adult residential care program for drug and alcohol addiction . There is also a 30 – 120 day adolescent program for girls and boys ages 14-18. They focus on the 12-step program.  Detox , relapse treatment and a professionals program are offered.


        Diamond Ranch – www.diamondranchacademy.com 1-877-372-3200 teen residential treatment center with a boarding school approach located in Hurricane, Utah (2 girl campuses and 2 boy campuses)


      Eagle Ranch – www. eagleranch.org  770-967-3782 5500 Union Church Rd., Chestnut Mountain, GA. 30502 Christian center for boys and girls ages 8-16 yrs. For youth with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems. Will not take youth with substance addictions or sexual offenders.


      Eckerd Academy of Brooksville, Florida– 800-914-3937 www.eckerdacademy.org/brooksville-fl  a nationally accredited wilderness therapy program for troubled youth ages 10-17 yrs.


      English Mountain Recovery – www.emrecovery.org 877-459-8595 a residential program located in Sevierville, TN for men and women 18+ with addictive disorders and support for their families. Average stay is 90 days. Most insurance accepted.


      Evangelhouse Christian Academy – 800-924-4012 admissions@evangelhouse.com a girls Christian Boarding school in Saint Martinville, Louisiana for girls ages 12-18.  Length of stay is 12-18 months.


       Extension – www.theextension.org 770-590-9075 located in Marietta, GA. Director is JJ Bremner

  ½ way house for men and women in recovery.


         Fair Play Camp School – www.fairplaycamp.net 864-647-4311 a Christian Boys outdoor program for boys ages 8-15 located in Westminster, SC. This id for boys experiencing behavioral and/or emotional problems and who agree to placement because they have a desire to change.  Licensed by the SC Dept. of Social Services and Family Services


        Focus By the Sea – www.focusbytheseahospital.com  912-638-1999 a psychiatric hospital and addictive     disease hospital for adolescents and adults located in St. Simon, Ga.


        Foundations Recovery -www.FoundationsRecoveryNetwork.com 770-594-3060 114 Sloan St. Roswell, Ga. 30075 Intervention, Alternative Sentencing, outpatient services. Contact Jennifer Angier, executive director. This program is unique in treating dual diagnosis of chemical dependency and emotional or psychiatric illness. For 18 yrs. and over.


      Four Circles – www.fourcirclesrecovery.com 877-893-2221 a state of the art Wilderness based recovery program for substance abuse for 18-28 yr. olds located near Asheville, NC. 12-step program using outdoor therapy. Average stay is 60 days.


      Freedom Village – www.freedomvillageusa.com –1-800-842-8679 a Christian residential program for teens ages 14-21 yrs located in Western New York State. The provide school, sports, music and peer mentoring. A place to focus on yourself and God.


      French Camp Academy – www.frenchcamp.org 662-547-6482 a Christian Boarding School located in Mississippi to provide healing for young people from families in crisis.


      Fulshear Ranch Academy – www.fulshearranchacademy.com located in Fulshear, Texas, southwest of Houston (866-680-0289)  A ranch for women age 18 -24 yr. olds. This is a 9-12 month program approximately This is a small program with about 9-12 women living in a ranch house.


      Gatehouse Academy –www.getcleanandsober.com or www.gatehouseacademy.com

888-730-0905 in Wickenburg, Arizona. This is a co-ed residential academy for ages 17-25 yrs. struggling with    chemical dependency. Focuses on the 12-steps of recovery. Average stay is 9-12 months.


      Genesis Ministries –www.genesisministries.org 770-926-0177 in Kennesaw, Georgia. This is a Christ-centered solution for adult men with substance abuse problems. Minimum stay is 6 months. Directors are Eli and Susan Velasquez.


      Golden Rule – 478-862-5825 www.thegoldenruleinc.org a residential treatment facility located in Butler, GA.  for  women ages 18+ with chemical dependency. (6 months)


      Grace Home –www.hebroncolony.org located in Santee, S.C 803-854-9809. 10- week Christian program for women over 18 yrs. that have addictions with drugs/alcohol. (This is the sister program for Hebron Ministries)


      Grace Summit – 770-998-1000  www.gracesummitinc.org - Christian counseling for help with relationships and co-dependency.  Finding freedom in Christ.


      Grace Way – www.gracewayrecovery.com  229-446-7800 a  small Christian recovery residence for women with addictions and eating disorders located in Albany, Ga.   Residents practice the spiritual principles underlying these 12-steps in a highly structured, truth-filled, home-like environment. They also have a transitional program The Way where mothers can work and also mothers with children can come and be united.


      Gray Wolf Ranch – www.graywolfranch.com. 800-571-5505 in Port Townsend, Washington. For young men ages 14-25, 12-step program, 4-6 month stay, considered a Half-way house. They can get school credit while there.


      Greenbrier Academy – www.greenbrieracedemy.com 877-788-8422 a boarding school for girls ages 13-18 yrs located in Pence Springs, WV.  Most girls that attend have been to an outdoor wilderness program or a residential treatment program.


      Hazelden Center City in Center City, Minnesota. www.hazelden.org 651-213-4000. This is a residential and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment center. 12-step program adult program. There is also a great Hazelden program in Florida that comes highly recommended.


      Heartlight Ministries – www.heartlightministries.org 903-668-2173 or 1-866-700-FAMILY. In Hallsville, Texas. Heartlight is a Christian residential counseling opportunity dedicated to helping adolescents and their families work through difficult situations and crisis. School accredited. (Director is Mark Gregston)

             Average stay is 9-12 months. It includes an educational program. (48 residents)


      Heart Ministry- www.heartministryga.org 706-356-3434 A Christian recovery program in Lavonia, GA. for women afflicted with the disease of Addiction. 8-week residential program for ages 18 and over. This is one of the Penfield Christian Home programs.


      Hebron Colony Ministries –www.hebroncolony.org 828-963-4842 located in Boone, N.C. This is a 10- week Christ-centered program for adult men that are alcoholics and drug addicts. No cost to students. (The Womens program is called Grace Home in Santee, S.C


       Hero House –www.theherohouse.org  Half-way house in Kennesaw Ga. – a free standing recovery residence   that addresses the specific needs of the college student in early sobriety. (part- time student and work)


      Hickey House – www.hickeyhouse.com 706-878-1463 long term residential drug and alcohol recovery program for men ages 18 yrs. + located in Helen, GA. Men work a full time job and then attend group and individual sessions, AA and NA meetings.  Min. stay is 90 days.


      High Frontier –www.thehighfrontierrtc.org 432-364-2241 a residential treatment program in Ft. Davis, Texas for 12-18 yr olds that focuses on group therapy and Positive Peer Culture. For males and females who may be experiencing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and/or educational problems.


      His Steps Ministry – www.hisstepsministries.org  770-595-4294 a 6- month Christian discipleship program located in Woodstock, GA. reaching out to men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Hope is offered through a personal relationship with Christ.


      Homeward Bound – www.homewardbound.net 877-466-3819 a transitional after-care coaching for families when teens are home from treatment. (Tim Thayne)


        Hope Homes – ¾ way house www.hopehomesrecovery.org 1741 Spring St. Smyrna, GA 30080 

678-556-0840 designed to bridge the gap from early recovery to independent living.


      Hope Quest– www.hopequestgroup.com 678-391-5950– This Christian program is a residential recovery program for men and women ages 18 and up located near Woodstock, GA. It is a  12-week program.

*They also offer a Non-residential program.


        Hope Remains Youth Ranch – www.hoperemains.org A youth ranch located in Boiling Springs, SC for ages 5-17 yrs for at-risk youth dealing with abuse, depression, defiance, emotional issues, and anger.


        In Balance Ranch - www.inbalranch.com- 520-722-9631- a therapeutic boarding school located in Tucson, AZ. for boys ages 14-17 yrs. based on the 12-Steps of AA and prevention models. Also provides outpatient and transitional living aftercare.


        Inner Harbourwww.innerharbour.org 770-942-2391 a psychiatric treatment center for ages 6-18 yrs. located in Douglasville, GA.


      Inner Harbour –www.inner-harbour.net  561-744-7197a living facility in Tequesta, Florida ( near Palm Beach) for women who have successfully completed a minimum 30 day treatment program for substance abuse. Recommended by the Pavillon. Women work 24 hours per week. Minimum length of stay is 3 months. 12- step


      Inspirations –www.inspirationsyouth.com 1-888-757-6237 residential treatment center in Florida for teens ages 14-17 yrs. and their families who are struggling with the chaos of teen behaviors combined with drug or alcohol use, abuse , or addiction.  Accredited school, extracurricular activities and after care plan. Insurance accepted. They do offer a summer program for troubled teens.


      Ironwood Maine – www.ironwoodmaine.com 1-877-496-2463 a residential treatment program for 13-18 yr. olds located in Morrill, Maine. Started by a parent who sent her daughter to Turn About Ranch. Length of program is 6-9 months.


      Island View Residential Treatment Center www.islandview-rtc.com 801-773-0200 (Aspen program) located in Syracuse, Utah for young people ages 13-17. Intensive therapeutic program for 6-10 months. Offers individual, group, family and multi-family therapy as well as recreational and fitness programming. Fully accredited school with an innovative peer mentoring program.


      JayWalker Lodge- www.jaywalkerlodge  866-529-9255 located in Carbondale, Colorado – relapse treatment and transition program for young men ages 18+ seeking freedom from drug and alcohol addiction.


      Joy House – www.thejoyhouse.org 706-253-7569 located in Jasper, GA. this is a 12-18 month Christian school/ residential program to help restore teens and families. It is for ages 12-17 yrs. Christ Centered counseling and Parent counseling once a week and programs are a special part of their program. Children go home every other weekend.  Director is Steve Lowe.


      KW Legacy Ranch- www.kwlegacyranch.com 775-725-3900 an historic working ranch located in southern Nevada serving adolescents ages 12-17 (male and female) 90-day minimum stay .


      La Hacienda – www.lahacienda.com 800-749-6160 located in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. A residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for 18 and over. Average length of stay is 30-60 days – Very individualized plans for patients with a staff of 2:1.


      Lake House Academy – www.lakehouseacademy.com  828-707-3473 a therapeutic boarding school for  young girls ages 10-14 upon entering. Located in Flat Rock, NC. For girls that may be developmentally delayed, have fear and anxiety issues, anger, depression, trauma, learning disabilities, family conflicts.

The average stay is 12-15 months.


      La Paloma – 1-866-491-6548 www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com  a residential treatment program for men and women 18 and over located in Memphis,TN. They combine evidence-based addiction treatment with innovative therapies for emotional and mental health to effectively address co-occurring disorders. (will accept insurance)


      Las Vegas Recovery Center – 800-790-0091 www.lasvegasrecovery.com – located in Las Vegas, NV- for ages 18+ with extensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for addictions and chronic pain recovery.


      Legacy Outdoor Adventures – 435-0836-2272 www.legacyoutdooradventures.com is a wilderness therapy program for young males  ages 18-35 yrs. with substance abuse and mental health issues located in Loa, Utah..They use the power of the wilderness to guide clients on a journey to healthy, responsible adulthood. They do a high adventure each week with their clients. Approx. stay is 8 weeks.


      Lighthouse Christian Academy of NW Florida – www.lighthouseofnwflorida.com 850-675-4097 a Christian Boarding school for girls ages 10-18 yrs.


      Lifeskills South Florida – www.lifeskillssouthflorida.com 800-749-7149 located in Deerfield, FL.  For men and women 18+ with trauma, psychiatric disorders and chemical addictions.


      Little Hill –Alina Lodge -www.alinalodge.org 908-362-6114 located in Blairstown, New Jersey. A long-term residential treatment program to help alcoholics, drug addicts, and those with dual disorders, along with a strong family care program. ( for those 18 yrs. and older)


      Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch www.lucboys.org Christian boys ranch for ages 7 to 21 yrs. located in Missouri. 417-779-5374 This is a residential treatment program for at-risk boys. Program is for 15-18 months. There is also a short term summer program for boys ages 10-14 called Survival of the Meekest for boys that are starting to act out their negative behaviors.


      Love In Action- The Rufuge a Christian program in Memphis TN for those with sexual problems and addictions.


      Loving Hands Ministries – www.lovinghands.net 941-747-5683 A Christ centered 18 month discipleship program located in Bradenton, Florida designed to rehabilitate men who have life controlling issues.


      MARR (Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences) – www.marrinc.com 678-805-5100 a residential treatment center located in Doraville and Lawrenceville, GA - for adults ages 18 and over.  Average stay is at least 90 days. Also offers extended follow-up programs.


      Meadows –www.themeadows.org 866-856-1279 a leading adult addiction and trauma treatment center in Wickenburg, AZ. Focuses on addictions and compulsive behaviors such as eating, gambling, and co-dependence. Also deals with anxiety disorders and trauma. 12-step approach.


      Menninger Clinic – www.mennigerclinic.com  800-351-9058 located in Houston, TX. A psychiatric center for adolescents and adults with a wide range of disorders.


      Mercy Ministries – www.mercyministries.org 615-831-6987 locations in Nashville, TN, Monroe, LA and St.Louis,MO. This is a Christian ministry designed to assist and meet the needs of young women ages 13-28 yrs. who face life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addictions, depression, eating disorders, and unplanned pregnancy. There is no cost to the clients. Average stay is 6-9 months.


      Montana Academy- www.montanaacademy.com 406-755-3149 Therapeutic Boarding school in Marion, Montana for boys and girls ages 14-18 that have endured traumas, learning difficulties, social failure, depressions, anger, anxiety. Average stay is 18-24 months. High level of academics.


      Mountainside Treatment Center –www.mountainside.org 1-800-762-5433 treatment program drug and alcohol addictions for ages 18 and older. The men can work there and earn part of the fee to stay.


      Mountain Top Boys Home – www.mountaintopfamilyservices.org- 706-397-8223, located in Sugar Valley, GA.  Home for boys ages 10-17yrs. that come from dysfunctional families. (many come from DFCS or children that have been adjudicated themselves.


      Narconon River Bend – www.drugabusesolution.com 1-877-340-3602 a drug abuse rehab facility for men and women 18+ located in Louisiana. Average stay is 4-6 months. (uses sauna, exercise, and vitamin detoxification)


      National Guard Youth Challenge NGE Program –www.ngycp.org a co-educational 17-month program for 16-18 year old high school drop-outs. Must be drug-free and law-free.


      National House of Hope – www.nationalhouseofhope.org 407-422-6135 located in Orlando, Florida, with many other programs across the United States. It is a Christian residential program for troubled teens ages 13-17 yrs. with structured education and Christ Centered counseling.


      Nelson Price Treatment Center – www.nelsonprice.com or www.gbhfm.org  770-514-8255 a residential long term substance abuse treatment center for adolescents ages 12-17 yrs. with co-occurring mental or substance abuse disorders. Located in Marietta, Ga. (9-12 months)


      New Beginnings Life Ministry – www.newbeginningslife.net  706-356-2113 is a 10 month, residential, Christ Centered recovery program located in Martin , GA  for women who are addicted to drugs and alcohol


      New Beginnings Recovery Center – www.newbeginningsshc.com- 337-942-1171 an adolescent, residential substance abuse program for 13-19 yr olds located in Opelousas, Louisiana


      New Faith Rehab Center – 770-552-3133-a Christian residential facility located in Atlanta, GA. for men ages 18-30 yrs. Approx. stay is 6 months.


      New Haven – www.newhavenrtc.com  866-680-0290 a residential treatment center for girls ages 13-17 yrs.  located in Spanish Fork, Utah .  Average length of stay is 9-12 months


      New Horizons Academy -. www.nhym.org. 765-668-4009 or 1-800-333-4009 in Marion, Indiana. This is a co-ed Christian boarding school. They also have a program in Canada and Dominican Republic.


      New Vision Wilderness –www.newvisionwildreness.com 414-526-5747 an adolescent outdoor program located in Wisconsin.  There is a 30-60 day outdoor program and also a 21-day intensive program.


      New Roads Treatment Center – www.newroadstreatment.com 1-888-358-8998 a 12-step treatment program for young adults ages 17 ½ - 28 yrs located in Provo, Utah. Also provides transitional program (insurance accepted)


      No Longer Bound – www.nolongerbound.com .. 770-886-7873- This is a faith –based drug and alcohol program for adult males ages 18 and up. It is located in Cumming, GA. and also in Bremen, GA.  No Longer Bound is a 10 month, long term process of recovery.


      Northstar Recovery –www.northstarrecovery.com 770-719-1746 a structured residential 12-step recovery program located in Fayetteville, GA for men 18 yrs+  who deal with addiction.


      Oakley School -www.oakley-school.com 435-783-5001 (Aspen program) Co-ed Boarding for ages 14-19 yrs. school located in Oakley, Utah with an average length of stay of 10-14 months. High school age students and capable of academic excellence. Most students have come from another treatment program and must be willing to come. Many outdoor ed. components, school sports and the arts are part of the educational experience here. College prep school.


      Oasis Treatment Center – www.oasistreatmentcenter.org 800-550-0467 in Anaheim, CA. A center for drug and alcohol dependency. A 90-day program for ages 18 and up.


      Origins Recovery Center – www.originsrecovery.com 888-843-8935 or 956-772-9200 a dual diagnosis recovery center for men and women 18 and over located in San Padre Island, Texas.


      Outback Therapeutic Expeditions –www.outbacktreatment.com (an Aspen program) 800-817-1899 located in Lehi, Utah for ages 13-17. Program is 7-8 weeks. This program uses the wilderness as an alternative to traditional treatment settings. Individual therapy for Oppositional defiance, ADD, low self-esteem, substance abuse and family conflict.


      Oxbow Academy – www.oxbowacademy.net 435-469-0683 a program for boys ages 13-17 yrs. with sexual issues. Located in Utah. Average stay is 8-13 months.


      Pacific Hills Treatment Center-www.pachills.com 877-722-4455 A Christian 12-step program for men and women in Southern California for drug and alcohol addictions and other disorders. A 28-42 day program.


      Pacific Quest – www.pacificquest.org  808-937-5806 a co-ed outdoor therapeutic  program for struggling adolescents ages 13-17 yrs. and young adults ages 18-24 yrs. Located on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Nutrition and exercise is key as the students work on the organic garden as part of their daily routine.


      Paul Anderson Home www.payh.org in Vadalia, GA. 912-537-7237 or 912-537-9785. This is a Christian program/school for young men between the ages of 16-21.  Average length of stay is 18 months and must be court mandated with charges pending.


      Pavillon – www. pavillon.org in Mill Spring, N.C. (near Asheville) 800-392-4808. This

Is a center for self-discovery and the treatment of addictions.  It serves adult participants 18 and older. Average stay is 6 weeks.


      Peachford Hospital – 770-454-2302 located in Dunwoody, GA. Good treatment program for immediate help until you can decide what further treatment is needed.


      Penfield Christian Home- www.penfieldrecovery.com 706-453-7929 or 866-542-5378  a Christ centered treatment and rehabilitation for adult men 18 and over suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol. 3 locations in Georgia. (Union Point, GA, LaFayette, GA. and Alapaha, GA.) Length of stay is 6 weeks.


      Phoenix Outdoors –www.phoenixoutdoor.com 877-305-0904 located 30 miles west of Asheville, N.C. for boys and girls ages 14-17 yrs. This is an Aspen program (6-8 weeks) and is a licensed wilderness bases substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment program. They conduct and in-depth assessment to determine the severity of the problems. 12-step is introduced. Family therapy is offered with seminars and support groups.


      Pine Grove Treatment Centerwww.pinegrovetreatment.com 1-888-574-4673 a behavioral health and addiction hospital located in Hattiesburg, Miss. For men and women ages 18 and over.


      Pine Ridge Academy –www.pineridgeacademy.com 800-786-4924 - at residential treatment program and boarding school for adolescents ages 11-18 located in the suburbs of Salt lake city, Utah. A home-like environment designed for youth with emotional, behavioral or academic difficulties. They limit enrollment to only 17 students. Program length of stay is 90 days, with an average length of 9 months.


      Potters House – www.aumcares.org. Half-way house located in Jefferson, GA. 706-543-8338. This is a residential long-term treatment program for men with substance abuse issues.


      Power House- www.powerhouseporgrams.com 225-647-8277, a half- way house located in Gonzales, Louisiana specifically for chemical Dependency/dual diagnosis. 6-9 month stay.


      Progress Valley (half way house) 612-827-2517– 3303 Garfield Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408.

3 month stay, men, work program.


        Promise of Hope – www.promiseofhopega.org 478-767-4673 a faith-based organization offering assistance and biblical guidance to residents over the age of 18 suffering from the disease of addiction.  Womens program is located in Dudley, GA. and houses women for a period of 6-12 months. The mens program is located in Cochran, GA.  After 90 days, the residents begin a work program.


      Providence Ministries –www.providenceministriesinc.com 6 month Christian program for drug and alcohol recovery in Dalton, GA. 706-275-0268 for men 18 and over.


      Purple –  www.purpletreatment.com 770-962-8215 a residential drug and alcohol addiction counseling and recovery center for men, ages 17 and over  in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This is a 4 to 6 month program.



      Real Recovery – www.real-recovery.net 828-989-1967- a sober transitional recovery living home in Asheville, NC.


      Remuda Ranch – (Christian) www.remudaranch.com 800-445-1900 a Christian residential program for eating and anxiety disorders with locations in Arizona and Virginia for girls and women with eating and anxiety disorders. Min. stay is 45-60 days.


      Recovery Outfitters – www.recoveryoutfitters.org 866-947-6550 – a long term residential recovery program located in Cumming, GA for young men addicted to drugs and alcohol ages 15-25 yrs. They have transitional and aftercare programs.


      ReStart – Internet addiction recovery www.NetAddictionRecovery.com 425-417-1715 located in Fall City, WA.  Outpatient for youth ages 16-18 yrs and on-site recovery center for adults 18 and over for 45-90 days.


      Ridgeview Institute – www.ridgeviewinstitute.com located in Smyrna, Ga. 770-434-4567 specializes in drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents and adults. Provides inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient


      Safety Net Recoverywww.safetynetrecovery.com 770-249-2400 3822 Highlands Pkwy, Smyrna, GA 30082 a transitional recovery residence for men ages 18+.. (12-step meetings, employment skills). 90 day minimum stay – 1 yr. max. stay.


      Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center – residential program for adults that focus solely on defeating substance abuse. They receive housing, meals, medical care, and engage in work therapy and spiritual guidance and counseling. Location in Atlanta. 404-522-9785 (Major Roy Ward)


      San Cristobal Academy – www.sancristobalacademy.org 866- 918-8383 located in Taos, New Mexico. This is therapeutic, transitional center that offers educational and vocational programs for 18-26 yr. old men struggling with one or more issues: anger, depression, poor-self-esteem, substance abuse, school failure.


      Second Nature Wilderness Program: www.snwp.com 866-205-2500 Wilderness therapy treatment program, providing insight, direction and hope to struggling teen and families. For males and females ages 10-17 Average length of stay is 6-8 weeks, but up to the individual. Programs in Clayton, Georgia and in Utah.

Second Nature Adult Program for over 18 yrs. with Second Nature is called Entrada.


        Shadow Mountain- www.shadowmountainacademy.com  1-877-743-9686 a small extended care recovery program for men and women ages 17-30 yrs. Students can also get a GED or college on-line credits while attending.


      Shelterwood Home –www.shelterwood.org 1-800-584-5005 a Christian residential teen treatment facility near Kansas City, MO -program for at-risk teens ages 13-18 yrs. Average length of stay is 9-14 months.


      Shepherds Hill Academy – wwwshepherdshillacademy.org – 706-779-5766 is a 12-18 month Christian outdoor residential treatment program for teens ages 13-17 yrs. in crisis located in Martin, GA .It is a  Christian School that is fully accredited. Works with kids that have ODD, ADHD, anger management, LD, depressions, at-risk youth and disciplinary problems.


      Sierra Tucson www.sierratucson.com 800-842-4487 a residential treatment program for adults 18 and over located in Tucson, Arizona for individuals suffering from addictions, chronic pain, mood disorders, depression, and other mental health issues.


      Skyland Trail – www.skylandtrail.org  404-315-8333. Treatment program for adults 18 and over with major depressive, bipolar, anxiety, schizophrenia disorders.  Located  at 1961 North Druid Hills Rd , Atlanta, GA 30329.  They offer residential, day treatment, and intensive out-patient therapy.


      SOAR – www.soarnc.org  828-456-3435 is a wilderness adventure program for youth with learning disabilities and serves both males and females ages 8-18 yrs. Programs are in Balsam, N.C. and Dubois, Wyoming. 7-8 students per group with 2 instructors. This is a summer camp program. Each session is 12 days. SOAR Postgraduate Adventure – a program for ages 18-25 yrs. to help high school graduates develop life skills and goals for future.


      Sober College- www.sobercollege.com 800- 465-0142- a program located in Woodland Hills, CA. that provides and innovative, supportive, and sober environment for young adults to recover from chemical dependency.


      Sober Living Community www.soberlivingcommunity.org 404-435-0024 residential living in recovery located in Marietta, Ga.  Must be clean and sober for 6 months.(not a treatment program)


      Sober Living By the Sea – www.soberliving.com 1-800-647-0042  residential treatment facility located in Newport Beach, CA.- primary care programs for drug and alcohol treatment for 18yrs. and over. Good for dual diagnosis.


      Solstice East – www.solsticeeast.com 828-484-9928 -a Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 14-18 yrs. located in Weaverville, NC Specializes in Trauma, Loss and attachment and addictions. Averages stay is 9-12 months.  Solstice West is located in Utah.


        Solutions Counseling Services  678-624-0930– ( Bob Margolis) www.solutionsatlanta.com  1150 Upper Hembree Rd. Roswell, GA. 30076 outpatient counseling treatment center for youth with addictions.


      Solutions Outpatient Services – www.sosdallas.com  214-369-1155 an outpatient treatment program for youth located in Dallas, TX for adolescents and adults experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, and other addictive disorders. Director is Lois Jordan


        Soteriawww.soteriastayingsober.com  a sober living home for men located in Swannanoa, NC.

1-828-782-7947 designed to bridge the gap between treatment and independent living.


        Spruce Mountain Inn – www.sprucemountaininn.com 802-454-8353 - a small residential and apartment program located in Plainfield, Vermont for young adults ages 17-30 yrs. with complex emotional challenges.

(substance abuse, help with independent living, school and work, compulsive behaviors, mental health issues)


        St. Joseph Institute – www.stjosephinstitute.com 888-777-1098 a small Christian residential addiction recovery center for 18 yrs. and over located in Port Matilda, PA. Program is for approx. 30 days. – specializes in alcohol and drug addiction, food addiction, trauma and abuse, pain management, depression and anxiety.


      Stone Mountain School –www.stonemountainschool.com 888-631-5994 a therapeutic boarding school located in Black Mountain, NC for Boys ages 11-17 yrs. Average length of stay is 12 months. For kids with learning disabilities ( ADHD and emotional or behavioral problems).


      SummitRidge Hospital – www.summitridgehospital.net – 678-442-5858– a stabilization hospital for psychiatric or substance abuse crisis located in Lawrenceville, GA


      Sundown M Ranch – www.sundown.org located in Washington State. 800-326-7444- a treatment program for youth and adults dealing with chemical dependency. The Youth program has a minimum of a 28-day duration The Adult program length of stay is determined by each individual.


      Sunrise Residential Treatment Center – www.sunrisertc.com (866-680-0288) a residential treatment center located in Hurricane, Utah for girls ages 13-17.  Average length of stay is 7-9 months.


      SUWS –www.suws.com in S. Idaho 888-879-7897 for adolescents struggling with internal conflicts and emotional obstacles. Ages 14-18, approx. 4-6 weeks.

SUWS of the Carolinas– www.suwscarolinas.com in N. Carolina 888-828-9770 -ASPEN wilderness program for at- risk youth ages 14-17 .Approx. 6-8 weeks.

SUWS of the Carolinas also has a wilderness program for those with Aspergers,  Learning Disorders, ADHD and Attachment Issues.

SUWS Seasons –www.suwsseasons.com  888-828-9770 program for 10-13 yr. olds located in old Fort, NC. 4-6 weeks average stay.


      Talbott Recovery Center – www.talbottrecovery.com 1-800-445-4232 5448 Yorktowne Dr. Atlanta, GA. 30349. A residential treatment facility for addictions ages 18-25 and an adult program for ages 25 and up. Average stay is 12-14 weeks.


      Talisman Programs – 1-888-458-8226 www.talismancamps.com program by Aspen for children ages 8-22 to provide programming for children with ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, and other learning differences in an experiential adventure camp environment. Offers 2-8 weeks sessions.  Located in Western North Carolina.


      Talisman Academy – www.talismanacademy.com – a transitional program for young adults ages 12-20 yrs. with learning disabilities, Aspergers Syndrome, and autism to help them learn to live independently. Located in Hendersonville, NC.


      Teen Challenge- www.teenchallenge.org A Christian program with many locations in the United States for boys and girls ages 12-17 yr. developed by David Wilkerson. This is a 15-month program with on-site schooling, counseling, and discipleship. For Georgia call 678-526-0433 International 417-581-2181


      Teen Challenge Military Ranch – www.teenchallengeboysranch.org  850-547-9011 program located in Bonifay, Florida – a Christ centered military style program for boys ages 11-17 yrs.  Director is Dave Rutledge

Average stay is 15 months.


      Teen Challenge for adults–www.teenchallenge.org  - Christian Adult program for men and women over 18 years. A 1-year residential program with locations in Florida and Georgia and in other states.  Womens program in GA .call 706-507-3705.  Mens program in Ga. call 678-526-8640


      Teen Challenge Home of Hope Program in Arizona – www.new.azteenchallenge.org – 520-836-5030 – A Christian program for women and women with children who are addicted to drugs and alcohol located in Casa Grande, Az.


      The Arches- www.thearches.org  404-513-5640  -a sober living, 12-step  halfway house for men and women ages 18-50 yrs. located in Sandy Springs, GA.


      The 3-D Life – www.the3dlife.com 770-869-3551    4141 Old Cornelia Hwy. Gainesville, GA. 30507 a Christian 9-month adventure based residential program for young men 14-21 yrs. designed to help teens struggling with addictions and destructive behaviors discover their purpose and renew a passion for their future. The Father program is No Longer Bound.


      The Ranch- www.recoveryranch.com 1-800-849-5969 an therapeutic recovery center for men and women age 18 and over. The program offers a three month program in 28 day increments. The Ranch is located in Nunnelly, TN.  


      The Ranch at Dove Tree – www.ranchatdovetree.com 800-218-6727 an Inpatient and Outpatient 12- step recovery program located in Lubbock, Texas.  This program works in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University. They have a collegiate residential program – a 45 day residential program for clients between ages 17-26 yrs. They also have a traditional 28 day residential recovery program for men and women ages 27 and up, and an intensive outpatient program. (they do take insurance)  Ranch 2300 is their 90-day residential program for women with eating disorders.


      The Refuge – a healing place – www.therefuge-ahealingplace.com  866-4REFUGE is an adult residential extended care facility in Substance abuse, sexual addictions, and PTSD resolution. The refuge is designed for those whose unresolved trauma leads them to relapse. Located in Ocklawaha, FL.


      The Refuge Group – www.therefugegroup.org  905-372-0789 a Christian sober- living program for men in Jacksonville FL where recovery meets redemption. This is for men with substance abuse to see their lives transformed by redeeming work of Jesus Christ.


      The Village  www.acadiavillage.org –1-800-255-8336 Louisville, TN. A psychiatric residential treatment center for substance abuse, mood disorders, and out-of-control behaviors for ages 13- 17. (12 step program, High School classes) Average stay is 30-60 days


      THE Village -706-297-7545 located in Toccoa ,GA – for abused or neglected children ages 7-19 yrs. in state custody.



      The Well – www.thewellcenters.com 678-578-4872 and aftercare transitional program located on Shallowford Rd. in Marietta, GA that bridges the gap between treatment and recovery.


        Three Springs Treatment Center – www.threesprings.com 1-800- 758-4356 – a residential treatment program for adolescent girls and boys to provide therapy and education in a structured environment. One locations in Alabama, Georgia, and Nashville, Tn. (22 locations)


        Three Springs Paint Rock Valley –256-776-2503 located in Trenton, AL


        Timberland Knolls – www.timberlandknolls.com 1-877-257-9611 – a Christian residential treatment center outside of Chicago for women ages 12 and older struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, and co-occurring disorders.


      Timothy House www.timothyhouse.org 770-324-4994 a Christian recovery program in Talking Rock, GA. (near Jasper) for men ages 18 yrs. and up with drug and alcohol addictions. 32 Bed facility- 36 week program.

They also have a Transitional House for men coming out of jail or prison.


      The Academy at Trails Carolina – www.trailscarolina.com/academy  is a small therapeutic wilderness Boarding school for young men in grades 9-12 near Hendersonville, NC. This is a follow-up from a wilderness program where young men can continue with school, therapy, and have individualized treatment plans for transition. Average stay is 7-9 months.


      Trails Carolina – www.trailscarolina.com 888-387-2457 Trails Carolina is an individualized therapeutic program for troubled adolescents ages 14-17 yrs. located in Lake Toxaway, NC. This program is about 8 weeks and combines clinical with wilderness and expedition interventions. They have also added a youth program for ages 10-13 yrs.


      Transformations Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center  - www.transformationstreatment,com 561-894-7012 a substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment center located in Delray Beach, Florida for adults 18 and up. They offer a traditional and a Christian program. Average stay is 90 days and then they offer a transitional aftercare program.


      TROSA – Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. www.trosainc.org 919-419-1059 This is a non-profit organization in Durham, NC. TROSA focuses on helping recovering drug and alcohol abusers to change their lives. (ages 18 and over) More than 250 women and men live at TROSA for 2 years each. They receive therapy, housing, food, and clothing free during their stay. In exchange, these men and women must stay off drugs and alcohol and work in one of the businesses that TROSA operates. These work skills will enable them to find jobs after they graduate from the 2 year program. There is no cost to the individuals. Education is also provided at no cost.


      Turn About Ranch –www.turnaboutranch.com 800-842-1165 located in southern Utah. It is a youth program with Christian based philosophy for trouble teens for boys and girls ages 13-17 yrs. They do deal with substance and chemical abuse. It is a short term, high impact program for 100 days. The horsemanship program teaches responsibility, self-assurance and patience.


      Turning Point Hospital – 229-985-4815 www.turningpointcare.com, a treatment facility located in Moultrie, GA for men and women ages 18+ that specializes in the treatment of dually-diagnosed clients. (alcohol/chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders.)


      Victory Home – www.victoryhome.org 706-754-6030 located near Tallulah Falls, GA. it is a Christian non-denominational ministry. Provides resident care and guidance for men 18 and over suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. Stay is approximately 25 weeks.


      Vive – www.vivenow.com 800-261-0127 a team of professionals that provide mentoring, therapy, and parent coaching directly to you and your teen where you live, work, play or go to school. For families that need help with early intervention, transition and aftercare from another program, or independent living for young adults living away from home.


      Warm Springs OTP – www.warmspringsotp.com 706-655-5900  - an Outdoor Therapeutic Program for girls and boys ages 12-18 yrs with issues of low self-esteem, family issues, drug problems, depression, promiscuity, social alienation, defiance. Average stay is 6-9 months.  State funded, with some private pay. Most come from the Dept. of Juvenile Justice or Family and Children services.  Families must be involved.


      Waypoint Center – www.waypointcenter.org 706-864-7110 Christian drug and alcohol recovery program in Dahlonega, GA. for men ages 18 and up. 12-month long term recovery.


      Wears Valley Ranch – www.wvr.org 865-429-KIDS in Severville, TN is a Christian home and school for girls and boys ages 6-14 that provides a rescue from crisis family situations.  Director is Jim Woods.


      Wellness Resource Center – www.wellnessresourcecenter.com 800-455-7483 a private CRC treatment program for adults ages 18-25 yrs. located in Boca Raton, Florida dedicated to the health and wellness of individuals suffering from addictive disorders with co-existing emotional, psychological and/or psychiatric conditions. Approx. 60-90 days.


      Wellspring Living –www.wellspringliving.org 404-427-3100 in Duluth, Ga. Home office is 770-631-8888This is a nine month program for women ages 18 and over. (6 month stay in home and 3 month transition in Host Home) There are only 6 women in the program at one time. It is a Christian program to help women transition back into the community and heal from their past circumstances. They provide a time of healing, instruction, and compassionate mentoring. (the program is funded by outside sources) In order for an applicant to apply, they must be completely de-toxed for 60 days). The director of the program is Mary Francis Bowley.


      Wellstar Clinical Services at Windy Hill –Drug and Alcohol treatment program 770-956-6464 outpatient programs.


      Wilderness Treatment Center – www.wilderness-therapy-program.com 406-854-2832 in Marion, Montana. This is a rustic ranch with a 60-day program for boys ages 14-24 dealing with addictions of alcohol and drugs. Must be tested and referred by doctor.


      Willingway–  www.willingway.com located in Statesboro, GA. 800-242-9455 -a treatment program for adolescents (ages 14 and up)  and adults to help those with alcohol or drug addictions. Minimum length of stay is 6 weeks with continuing follow up in their outpatient Half-way houses. Detox. is on-site. Will also take pregnant women with drug and alcohol addictions.


      Wolf Creek Academywww.wolfcreekacademy.org 1-877-477-9653 -a Christian college prep. emotional growth school for youth located in the mountains of Western North Carolina that specializes in academics, anger management, drug abuse, opposition and respect for authority.  For boys and girls ages 12-18 yrs. Average stay is 6-9 months.


      Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch www.ybgr.org   800-726-6755 in Billings, Montana. This is a Christian psychiatric residential treatment program/school for disturbed youth ages 8-18.


      Youth Care -www.youthcare.com an Aspen program located in Draper, Utah. 800-786-4924 (Aspen program) Youth Care is a clinically intensive residential treatment center for students ages 11-17. Average length of stay is 5 months. For students struggling with academic difficulties, mental health issues, chemical dependency. They will receive individual care in a small, family oriented environment.



Military Schools:

      Chamberlain-Hunt Academy www.chamberlain-hunt.com in Port Gibson, Mississippi.- 601-437-8855. This is a Christian Military boarding school for boys in 7th through 12th grades.

      Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida

      Riverside Military Academy www.cadet.com 770-532-6251 in Gainesville, GA. grades 7-12, SACA accredited.

      Teen Challenge Military Ranch – www.teenchallengeboysranch.org  850-547-9011program located in Bonifay, Florida – a Christ centered military style program for boys ages 11-17 yrs.  Director is Dave Rutledge

Average stay is 15 months.

Summer Camp Programs for children with Learning Disabilities:

        Camp Huntington (ages 6-22 yrs) Autism and Learning Disabilities


      Talisman Programs

Summer Programs for Troubled teens



Other Resources :








www.markgregston.com (articles on parenting todays teens)


www.newlife.com –support groups for transforming lives through Gods truth


www.recoveryschools.org – High schools and colleges across the country that have programs for kids in recovery.

www.rehabinfo.net-  resource information about addictions, treatment options and the path to full recovery.

www.samhsa.gov  800-662-4357 (substance abuse mental health service administration)


www,witnessfortheworld.org – for people wanting to walk out of sexual addictions




Curriculum and workbooks:


Beyond Consequences with Heather Forbes –www.beyondconsequences.com to learn new parenting techniques that will restore peace to the most chaotic family.


Chaos to Connection- (Created by Vive Now) www.chaostoconnection.com is  9 Heart-Centered Parenting Essentials for Parenting your Teen  1-866-645-1781


Dealing with Todays Teens- www.heartlightresources.com 866-700-3264



Half-way houses – go to Sober Living in your community



Internet safety for your kids:






Programs of interest: (Parent Support groups and special programs)


AA – (Alcoholics Anonymous) www.aa.org12-steps to recovery


Al-Anon- www.al-anon. org for anyone with family or friends struggling with drugs and /or alcohol. Local group meets at Johnson Ferry Baptist church (Marietta, GA) every Thursday at 7:00 pm


Celebrate Recoverywww.celebraterecovery.coma Christian 12-step program for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. Groups are open and ongoing. (Program based on 8 principals of the beatitudes.


Cobb and Douglas County Community Services Boardwww.cobbcsb.com  770-422-0202 provides inpatient and outpatient (residential) services for mental health and substance abuse to children, adolescents and adults. Funding provided by the Dept of Human Resources.


Cocaine Anonymous- www.ca.org


Drug Addictswww.naranonga.org


Families Anonymouswww.familiesanonymous.org  Local group meets at Mt. Zion church in Marietta, GA

For local information in the Marietta, GA area call 678-895-1165


Gambling Anonymous – www.gamblersanonymous.org


Internet Addictions – www.netaddiction.com


JH Ranch Ministries – Outback America- www.outbackamerica.org This is a program for parents and their kids ages 13-18. a retreat to build relationships with parent/child . Weekend locations are in Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana.

There are longer week long programs in the summer located in California


NAMI www.nami.org – National Alliance on Mental Illness


Narcotics Anonymouswww.na.org


Naranon- www.naranon.org meets at the Transfiguration Church, Blackwell Rd. Rm 110 on Wed, and Thurs.nights at 8:00 pm For information call 770-592-7775


Parents of Prodigals Support Group– (meets twice a month)

East Cobb support group meets every 2nd  and 4th  Thursday nights of the month at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. (contact Fair Brocard at 770-612-1197)

West Cobb support group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights of the month at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Marietta, GA (contact Jeanine Marlow at 770-424-4387)


Pathways – a teen support group( middle school through college) held at Perimeter Church in Duluth, GA.  Pathways is an 8-principle/12 step support group for students who have experienced pain or addictions. They meet on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm Call 678-405-2128 for more information


Same Sex Attractions:





Sexual addictionswww.sanon.org


Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependencywww.theSICD.org   678-525-2692 a faith based non-profit agency to help educate members of churches and communities to better understand the disease of addiction.


Surviving a Prodigal is a 10- week Bible study Support group taught in the Atlanta Area. (Contact Fair Brocard at 770-612-1197) www.prodigalchildministries.org


Youre Not Alonewww.notalone.org (John Vawter conferences for parents in ministry who have children with drug issues)

Financial Aid:

Clark Behavioral Health Financing – www.clarkbhf.com

Local Schools in the Atlanta area for learning disabilities and special programs.

Brandon Hall


Compass Prep. (Laura George- director) 770-928-2108

Cottage School

Eaton Academy

Richards Christian Academy – meets at Marietta Church of God .

St. Francis

The Center Academy- Smyrna, Ga.

The Performance Learning Center alternative school   www.cobbk12.org/plc

Veritas Classical School – Christian home school program



Report Drug Dealers – Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Narcotics Anonymous Tip line – 770-590-5554