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Debunking the Myths of Drug Treatment

Ozarks Teen Challenge Debunks Drug Treatment Myths Drug treatment offers an exciting opportunity for change, but it can also be an intimidating experience. Many do not understand addiction recovery, and myths and misconceptions about the process further complicate matters. Today, Ozarks Teen Challenge puts those misconceptions to rest. Here, we...

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Making the Transition to a Boys’ Boarding School

Transitioning from Traditional Schooling to a Boys’ Boarding School Joining a boys’ boarding school can be an intimidating experience. Moving away from home, making new friends, and keeping up with schoolwork is certainly a challenge, but once you get settled, it can be a lot of fun. As a boys’...

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Drug Treatment: How Alcoholism Develops

Drug Treatment: The Stages of Alcoholism According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 855,000 American teenagers suffers from alcoholism. Although this number may be alarming, it is important to remember that alcoholism doesn’t begin overnight. Developing an alcohol addiction is a gradual process that involves repeated...

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The Importance of Faith During Drug Treatment

Drug Treatment: Why We Value Faith At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we take a Christ-centered, holistic approach to drug treatment, focussing academic achievement, discipleship, and life skills training. As a Christian recovery program, faith is at the forefront of our addiction treatment philosophy and recovery process. Below, we discuss the importance...

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Making Amends with Family After Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy: Making Amends with Family and Friends Making amends with family and friends is one of the most important steps of the behavioral therapy and rehabilitation process. It is an opportunity to recognize past mistakes, move on from painful memories, and make new plans for the future. Unfortunately, making...

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Drug Treatment: Are Teens are More Susceptible to Addiction?

Drug Treatment: Why Teens are Prone to Drug-Use Each year, millions of teens choose to partake in illegal drinking and drug use. What may begin as mere curiosity eventually leads many down a destructive path toward dependence and addiction, which causes them to seek help from a drug treatment program....

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Teen Rehab: Managing Your Stress

Dealing with Stress During Teen Rehab Stress is an inevitable part of life, and during teen rehab, you are bound to face some stressful situations. In the past, you may have dealt with stress through drugs, alcohol, and other destructive behaviors, but during your recovery and rehabilitation, you need to...

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Tips to Maintaining Sobriety through Teen Rehab

Teen Rehab: Tips for Staying Sober Getting sober is a tremendous achievement that deserves celebration. The determination and perseverance that is required in drug and alcohol recovery is staggering and to reach the finish line is truly a monumental achievement. However, finding sobriety is just the first step in your...

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Why Finding a Youth Group is a Viable Youth Program

Youth Programs: Finding a Youth Group Getting your son help is an all-encompassing task. It is more than just a technique or a formula. This process requires constant attention and prayer as your son seeks the guidance and relationships they need for the recovery process. One important factor is getting...

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