For Parents

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

NIDA: Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this guide covers frequently asked questions, different types of treatment settings, treatment referral resources, addiction medications, and effective treatment approaches for teen substance use disorders.

NIDA: What to Do If Your Teen or Young Adult Has a Problem with Drugs
From the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this site provides sound information on how and why teens get addicted, where to look for help, how to find the right treatment center, paying for treatment, recovery programs such as AA, NA and CA, and links to further sources of information for both parents and teens including NIDA for Teens and PEERx interactive videos.

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 April 27, 2016