Our Teen Therapy Resource Blog provides parents with the information and advice they need to cope and deal with the issues that arise from raising a troubled teen. We know how difficult the decision to enroll your son can be, but we want you to feel comfortable knowing that Ozarks Teen Challenge is a Christ-centered teen program with a heart to introduce your son to the life-changing power of a personal relationship with Christ.

Take a moment to browse our blog and learn more about the heart and mission of our staff as well as our 5 phase system, read about the different aspects of our teen therapy program including discipleship and mentoring, wilderness therapy, or learn about family support and the dangers of enabling. We hope you find our resource blog both informative and engaging as you navigate the ins and outs of our teen therapy program.

Whether you have a friend struggling to find a solution to help her troubled teen or you’re searching for a therapeutic boarding school to help your son, you’ll find all the information you need and much more on our Teen Therapy Resource Blog.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Give us a call today to talk to a member of our staff. We would love to answer any questions you may have and look forward to hearing from you.


Family Involvement in Teen Rehab

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Learn about family involvement in our teen rehab program. As a parent, it can be difficult to enroll your son in a boarding school teen rehab program, but it’s even more difficult when you know he’ll be away from you for 15 months. If you’ve decided that it’s time to...

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Drug Treatment: Signs of Relapse

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Recognize the signs of relapse throughout your son’s drug treatment. In any drug treatment plan or facility, relapse is oftentimes a part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, there are many things that can cause an individual to fall back into old habits. Stress, constant reminders of drugs and/or alcohol, drastic...

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Drug Treatment for Teen Boys vs. Teen Girls

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Teen boys and girls both may use illegal drugs, but how does drug treatment for each differ? According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and health, nearly 12 percent of US males ages 12 and under were using drugs. The same survey reported that 7.3 percent of females...

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Breaking Family Cycles of Addiction with Youth Programs

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Addiction can be carried on through generations within a family but youth programs like Ozarks Teen Challenge can break the cycle. From the outside, a family may look completely fine and happy. But on the inside, things may actually be very different. Here at the Ozarks Teen Challenge youth program,...

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Behavioral Therapy for Passive Aggressive Teens

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It’s more than just “teen moodiness” and should be addressed with behavioral therapy. As you pull open the door to your son’s bedroom, the scent of body odor wafts into the hallway. Dirty clothes, magazines and trash cover the floor, and you’re pretty sure that piece of pizza sitting on his...

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Family Reconciliation Through Christ – Ozarks Teen Challenge

Staff Devotional Moment From Our Admissions Coordinator I have been working through II Corinthians 5 over the last few weeks.  What has impacted me were Paul’s writings on reconciliation.  Certainly, this is a common theme within the context of our ministry to families here at Ozark’s Teen Challenge.  Collectively, our...

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The OTC Teen Rehab Program Addresses Alcohol Awareness Month

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We regularly encounter the effects of teen alcohol abuse in our teen rehab program – understand the importance of talking to your kids. Did you know alcoholism is one of our nation’s top health problems? Many of those affected by this disease begin this dangerous habit early in life and...

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Teen Rehab for Codependency and Addiction

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Codependency and addiction are a dangerous combination. Our teen rehab program could be the solution. Parents in the Ozarks seek out Ozarks Teen Challenge teen rehab program for a number of reasons. Alcohol and drug treatment, pornagraphy addictions, and behavioral therapy are some of the most common. But one behavioral...

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Teen Alcoholism: How Our Program for Troubled Teens Can Help

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Teen alcoholism is more common than you may think. Our program for troubled teens can help. Alcoholism comes hand in hand with a number of negative health effects, but teen alcoholism is especially dangerous. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 22.7 percent of people ages 12-20...

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