High Schools, Higher Education. & Therapeutic Schools

Disclaimer : Before contacting any professional or institution, Parents Supporting Parents, Inc. recommends that you do further research, request and contact references, consult your physicians, and check with your local Better Business Bureau. Parents Supporting Parents, Inc. does not endorse any organizations, products or services; further, Parents Supporting Parents, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for the claims made by our members, the service providers or institutions.

Vetting a location: This is a resource list ONLY. Parents Supporting Parents, Inc. has not vetted any of these facilities, so we ask that you do your homework. We have a file that lists questions you should ask any potential treatment facility. Disclaimer: The information contained in this page is for general information purposes only. This page does not offer medical or legal advice and no claims of such are being made. Rather, this page and its owner strive to offer the latest information related to drug addiction. We strongly recommend you seek the advice of your physician before beginning any treatment program and your lawyer to know your rights and responsibilities under the law. Please read refer to our terms of service. By using this page, you hereby consent to the disclaimer and agree to all terms, policies, and conditions.

Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARH)

The Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) is the only association exclusively representing collegiate recovery programs (CRPs) and collegiate recovery communities (CRCs), the faculty and staff who support them, and the students who represent them. ARHE provides the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives. We are a network of professionals, administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents and policy makers.

Defined as “A voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship’ (Betty Ford Institute, JSAT 2007) recovery from addiction is a lifelong process. With approximately 21% of the young adult population between 18 – 21 meeting the criteria for substance abuse disorders (SAMHSA), the collegiate community is a fertile ground for supporting students in recovery and positively impacting the stigma associated with addiction.

A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to disengage from addictive behavior. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.


Change the trajectory of recovering students’ lives by connecting, developing, and sustaining collegiate recovery through collaboration, guidance, and expertise.

The Association of Recovery Schools ( High Schools ) (ARC)

The Association of Recovery Schools is a registered 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization comprised of recovery high schools as well as associate members and individuals who support the integral growth of the recovery high school movement.

At ARS, we prepare and inspire starters and operators of Recovery High Schools to perform at their very best. We believe that while addiction thrives in isolation, recovery is a process of hope and healing that thrives in the positive peer communities of recovery schools.

Connected through principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery, we collaborate with a broad and diverse global network to advocate for a continuum of support and a readiness for student transition in and out of Recovery High Schools. We provide deep expertise, resources and data-driven best practices to Recovery High Schools through training, consulting and accreditation services, while serving as advocates for the educational inclusion of youth recovery.

We believe that every student in recovery is of value and worthy of an opportunity to be educated so they can heal, grow and ultimately discover how to live their very best life.

Our Mission:

We support and inspire recovery high schools for optimum performance, empowering hope and access to every student in recovery.

Our Vision:

Our vision is expressed through a defined set of strategic pillars:

A quality accreditation process will position ARS as the resource for Recovery High Schools.

Training and consultation will be provided by ARS to meet current and emerging needs of its members.

Advocacy will focus on preparing ARS to influence national policies and equipping members to respond to local issues.

Investments in data collection will enable ARS to create best-in-class training and resources for the recovery school community.

Ease-of-access to resources will be a hallmark of ARS.


National Assoc. of Therapeutic Schools & Programs NATSAP

Natsap.org 301-986-8770

Membership In NATSAP

Membership in NATSAP is voluntary and is renewed annually. Our members include therapeutic schools, residential treatment programs, wilderness therapy programs, outdoor therapeutic programs, young adult programs and home-based residential programs. NATSAP requires the members of our organization to be licensed by the appropriate state agency authorized to set and oversee standards of therapeutic and/or behavioral healthcare for youth and adolescents or accredited by a nationally recognized behavioral health accreditation agency and to have therapeutic services with oversight by a qualified clinician.

NATSAP’s Role In Placement NATSAP members are independently operated and owned; therefore, NATSAP does not provide placement services.

Each young person has his or her own specific needs that must be determined in detail before placement in any program is appropriate. Since NATSAP has no means of determining the needs of young people whose counselors or families may be using the NATSAP directory and information on members, NATSAP does not recommend specific programs.

High Schools for Teens


  • Wellspring Livingwww.wellspringliving.org 770-631-8888 This is an 11-13 month restoration program for girls and women ages 12 -17 and ages 18-30 who are survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
  • Whetstone Boys Ranchwww.whetstoneboysranch.com 417-934-1112– a Christian therapeutic school for boys ages 13-17 yrs. located in Mountain View, Missouri.
  • Wilderness Treatment Centerwww.wilderness-therapy-program.com 406-854-2832 in Marion, Montana. This is a rustic ranch with a 60-day program for boys ages 14-24 dealing with addictions of alcohol and drugs.
  • Wilderness Way Girls Campwww.wwgirlscamp.org – 864-972-0611 a Christian Wilderness Camp school located in Fair Play, SC for girls ages 8-16 yrs. Average stay is 18-22 months
  • Wildheart Adventure Campwww.wildheartadventurecamp.org 715-759-5976 a 3 week Christian adventure camp for boys ages 13-17 yrs located in Amberg, WI
  • Wingate Wilderness Therapywww.wingatewildernesstherapy.com -800-560-1599 a wilderness therapeutic program in Kanab, Utah that helps emotionally troubled adolescents (ages 13-17 yrs) and young adults (ages 18- 26 yrs) find a path to hope.
  • Wolf Creek Academywww.wolfcreekacademy.org – 1-877-477-9653 –a Christian college prep. emotional growth school for youth located in the mountains of Western North Carolina that specializes in academics, anger management, drug abuse, opposition and respect for authority. For boys and girls ages 12-18 yrs. Average stay is 6-9 months.
  • Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch www.ybgr.org 800-726-6755 in Billings, Montana. This is a Christian psychiatric residential treatment program/school for disturbed youth ages 8-18.
  • Youth Carewww.youthcare.com a CRC program located in Draper, Utah. 800-786-4924 Youth Care is a clinically intensive residential treatment center for students ages 11-17. Average length of stay is 5 months. For students struggling with academic difficulties, mental health issues, chemical dependency. They will receive individual care in a small, family oriented environment.

Military Schools

  • Chamberlain-Hunt Academy www.chamberlain-hunt.com in Port Gibson, Mississippi.- 601-437-8855. This is a Christian Military boarding school for boys in 7th through 12th grades.
  • Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, Florida
  • Lyman Ward Military Academywww.lwma.org in Camp Hill, AL
  • Riverside Military Academywww.cadet.com 770-532-6251 in Gainesville, GA. grades 7-12, SACA accredited.