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Evidence-Based, Christ-Centered Teen Treatment 

Our residential treatment center brings a trauma-informed clinical approach and a Christ-centered environment together, offering a personalized, holistic treatment option for teen boys ages 14-17. We offer individual and group therapy, addiction treatment, outdoor adventure, academics, and spiritual development for teens from across the US. 

What if This Summer Could Change Everything?

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is offering short-term residential treatment with a Christ-centered approach.
Get the help your boy needs in 60-120 days and he’ll be back in school by Fall!

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Expert Therapy

Our behavioral therapy and addiction recovery teams develop a therapy plan for each boy and work from day one to establish trust and a caring relationship.

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Academic Recovery

Boys with life-controlling issues typically experience academic failure, so we help them get back on track academically, plus vocational training.

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New life purpose

Boys can get excited about their future again as they break addictions and bad behaviors and learn new positive ways of thinking.

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A Life-Changing Transformation

Boys are helped here year-round.  We offer a unique blend of intense professional therapy, comprehensive academic instruction, and invigorating outdoor adventures. Located in the serene Ozarks of Northwestern Arkansas, our campus is a nurturing environment for boys aged 14–17 1/2 who are navigating life’s challenges. Our focus is on helping at-risk boys overcome a range of issues, including the aftermath of trauma, adoption-related struggles, negative peer influences, experiences of physical abuse, and battles with substance abuse, gaming, or pornography addiction. We’re committed to guiding these young men toward mental wellness, academic achievement, and readiness for a hopeful, positive future. For over 50 years, our faith-based approach to healing and growth has emphasized family restoration, spiritual renewal, and personal recovery. As a licensed, CARF-certified facility, we collaborate with most insurance companies, ensuring that most families can afford to entrust their boy to our care, so they can overcome future-impacting behaviors and substance abuse issues while continuing their educational journey.

The First Teen Challenge Therapeutic Boarding School for Troubled Teenage Boys

A licensed behavioral therapy program, professional addiction treatment,
and a sober-living Christian boarding school.
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boarding school for troubled boysWhether your boy needs emotional/behavioral therapy or residential treatment to break free from harmful addictions, consider what Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch offers that other programs may not.

Facilitating Growth Through Trauma-Informed
Therapy & Experiential Learning

Our holistic approach brings a therapeutic lens to a variety of activities, making treatment an activity that boys want to engage in. Our therapists facilitate individual and group therapy sessions using a trauma-informed care approach that individualizes treatment, empowering boys to set and achieve goals, celebrate their progress, and better understand who they are and what they want. Our clinical team is also hands-on, helping debrief experiential learning activities in outdoor adventure and equine-assisted psychotherapy. These supplemental activities facilitate active engagement and can be useful in developing teamwork, goal setting, and perseverance. 

We’re also an Official Crossfit™ Affiliate therapy for boys

Our campus features private bedrooms for the boys, not dorms, which we believe is important for each boy’s well-being and safety. The energetic team of therapists, educators, and direct care staff outnumber the boys on campus, working daily to encourage each boy to apply appropriate solutions to his problems.

This CARF-accredited behavioral therapy program is designed to help your struggling teenage boy when…

  • His behavior or anger is simply out of control
  • Counseling and other outpatient treatments are not working
  • Behavioral problems are worsening despite promises to change
  • He is placing his (or your) health or relationships at risk
  • He is expelled from school or facing legal problems
  • He is entangled with friends who are a negative influence
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Testimonials

A Few of Our Well-Known Endorsers

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    Former President

    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge gives our kids something to live for – a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.”

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    Former Attorney General

    John Ashcroft

    “Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”

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    Founder, Prison Fellowship

    Charles Colson

    “The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”

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    Former President

    George W. Bush

    “Too many young [people] have already lost their lives. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”

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    Television Personality

    Art Linkletter

    “In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need.”

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    Former US Drug Czar

    Dr. John A. Howard

    “Of all the programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”

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    Past Director, AT&T Corporation

    Jim Blanchard

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

Should you need help finding private therapeutic schools, Christian boarding schools, schools for struggling teens, schools for troubled teens, military academies, or behavior schools near me, please let us know. Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch is a therapeutic boarding school and addiction treatment facility for teen boys offering dual diagnosis behavioral therapy with teen counseling, including at-risk teenage boys, boys with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This therapeutic boys home and boarding school for boys provides troubled teens with teen counseling, including addiction treatment and behavioral therapy. We  serve boys from throughout America, including boys in Texas, in Illinois, in California, in Arizona, in Tennessee, in Oklahoma, in Arkansas, in Mississippi, in Michigan, in Florida, in Indiana, in Wisconsin, in Louisiana, in New York, in Kentucky, and in Pennsylvania. The addiction treatment rehab for boys is a specialized facility dedicated to helping adolescent males overcome substance abuse issues and develop healthier lifestyles. The rehab center offers comprehensive programs designed to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction. Parents often search for “teen addiction rehab for boys near me” or “best rehab for teenage drug addiction” when seeking assistance for their sons. The center provides a structured environment where boys can receive intensive therapy, counseling, and support tailored specifically to their needs. The teen drug rehab programs addresses substance abuse plus offers behavioral treatment. The goal of the addiction treatment rehab for boys is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where adolescents can break free from the cycle of addiction and build the skills necessary for long-term recovery and success in life.  As an acclaimed therapeutic school, we may also be referred to as a “school for troubled teens”. Therapeutic boarding schools and residential treatment programs for teens provide troubled pre-teen and teenage boys with counseling and adolescent addiction therapy.

Addiction and Behavioral Treatment Center for Teenage Boys | TCAR

Nonprofit substance abuse and behavioral health treatment center with boarding school for struggling boys -- CARF-accredited and year-round.

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