For Parents

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches
This residential treatment center has a special program for adolescents.

National Youth Network (
Since 1990 the National Youth Network has served as a resource for youths, parents and professionals by providing education and information on programs and services available for adolescents with substance abuse and other emotional/behavioral problems. Their wide range of services include online self help and assessment information, telephone assessments with a masters level clinician, and directories of therapeutic options including wilderness programs, outdoor therapy, boarding schools, therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, nonpublic day schools, outpatient and day treatment, and summer camps and programs.

Newport Academy (
Newport Academy is a comprehensive, residential treatment program for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. With separate programs for both girls and boys, the complex issues involved in treating adolescents are dealt with through a multi-disciplinary approach that is highly individualized and holistic, addressing psychological, biological, spiritual, social and educational needs. Residents continue their education in a tailored and structured academic program that consists of class room instruction for 4 hours each day.

SAMHSA Locator (
Type in your address, city or zip code. At the top right side of the page, select Substance Abuse. Scroll down the drop down menu to Age Groups and select children/adolescents.

Teen Boarding Schools (
Offers parents information on boarding schools for troubled teens, resources and therapeutic alternative to military boarding schools including therapeutic programs, working ranches, Christian-based programs and residential treatment programs that allow children and teens to continue earning credit for all schools.

Updated November 21, 2014