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.


Ozarks Teen Challenge: Dealing with Shame

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Handling Shame with Help from Ozarks Teen Challenge Shame is a major factor in addiction, and it often worsens the condition by convincing the sufferer that the only answer is to keep going. At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we see many young men pass through our doors who are drowning in...

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The Transition from Youth Programs

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The Process of Transitioning from Youth Programs At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we offer help to families in need of a fresh start with their young men. Whether you’re dealing with behavioral issues or addiction, we believe that God has a greater purpose for your son, and we intend to help...

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What Makes Teen Rehab So Hard?

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The Challenge of Teen Rehab Addiction is a major hurdle for anyone, no matter their age. But, at Ozark Teen Challenge, we know the unique issues that come from teen rehab. We offer some advice on what kind of obstacles to expect if you’re teenage son resists help, and reassure...

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Ozark Teen Challenge – Insidious Addiction

Ozark Teen Challenge and unexpected addiction

Ozark Teen Challenge on How Addiction Can Take People By Surprise Through years of helping troubled teenagers through the message of God, the importance of faith and sheer determination, Ozark Teen Challenge has learned some things about addiction. We want to share some of this knowledge with you and let...

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Physical Health and Drug Treatment

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The Importance of Physical Health in Drug Treatment Helping teenagers through drug treatment is incredibly difficult. Dealing with the anger and isolation of addiction is difficult for the teens themselves, their families and the mentors at Ozark Teen Challenge. But, through our years of work under the guidance of God,...

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Why Recreation is Important in Youth Programs

Recreation in youth programs

Recreational Therapy in Youth Programs There are a wide variety of youth programs out there for teenagers, whether it’s troubled teens with emotional issues or problems with addiction or teens from poorer areas with less access to local activities. Whatever the goal of the youth program, the majority of them...

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Teens Relapse after Drug Treatment For These Reasons (Part II)

More Reasons Why Teens Relapse after Drug Treatment In our last Ozarks Teen Challenge blog post, we discussed a few of the reasons why teens might relapse into drug use after their drug treatment. In today’s follow-up post, we look into a few more common reasons why teens fall back...

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Teens Relapse after Drug Treatment For These Reasons (Part I)

Common Reasons Why Teens Relapse after Drug Treatment At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we take your son’s health and wellbeing very seriously. We believe in a holistic approach to drug treatment. We cultivate a spiritual atmosphere grounded in prayer each morning, discipleship classes, and recreation therapy. When boys fall into substance...

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What Is Behavioral Therapy And How Will It Help My Son?

An Introduction and Overview of Behavioral Therapy At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we believe in many things but two things in particular. First, through Christ, all things are possible. Second, our children, no matter what they’ve done, are worth our love, affection, and effort. With these two beliefs, we work to...

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