If you or a loved one are ready to take a step towards recovery and rehabilitation from drug or alcohol addiction, please take these steps…
Begin The Recovery Program Intake Process
We specialize in drug and alcohol rehab for teenage boys, with a Christian focus. Drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are addressed at the same time, providing an integrated treatment approach that offers our patients the best opportunity for lasting recovery.
Programs and services include screening and brief intervention, comprehensive assessment and evaluation, inpatient addiction treatment, post-treatment aftercare (6 months), and family/parent education and support.
Get in touch with one of our intake specialists to begin the process or get more information. We are here to help.
We understand that insurance for addiction treatment can be complex. Our experienced staff is skilled in working with all types of insurance providers to access the maximum benefits available. When you call us, a recovery expert will work closely with you, our team of financial case managers and with your insurance company to determine the best financial plan for you.
Intake varies from 24 hours to 2 weeks depending on the time needed to gather documents or if detox is needed first (usually only if the boy has been deeply addicted for a long time). In processing an application, we consider:
- Insurance Options
- Mental health/medications
- Medical condition/medications
- Legal status, past and present
- Outstanding warrants
- Funding eligibility
- Level of care required
FOR THE FAMILY:
Although we cannot give advice on what to say to your boy, since every individual is different, we can help you through the process and offer ideas and suggestions. We recommend that you speak the truth with love, care and concern and NOT in condemnation or criticism. If your boy is suicidal or mentally unstable, please take the situation seriously and immediately contact your local hospital as a first step, or call 911. Do not wait!
Inquiry First Step
Call or fill in the inquiry form on this site to begin the process. If it appears that the program may be a good fit for the individual, we will direct you to our Online Application.
Intake Steps (after we have talked)
Step 1 – Fill Out the Online Application
There is no charge to submit an Application. An Application will be provided to you, which can be emailed, faxed, or mailed back to us. After the Application has been received, it will be reviewed by our Intake staff and counselors. A decision on whether or not your child is a good fit for our program is made within one business day (usually within a few hours). If your boy is accepted, we will contact you to work out the final items and details for his admission.
Step 2 – Determine an Admission Date
Let us know when would be a good time for your boy to enter our program, so we can prepare for him.
Step 3 – Make a Deposit
A financial deposit is required before a bed will be reserved for your child. When the child enters the program, the entire deposit will be applied to his tuition bill. This deposit is nonrefundable.
Step 4 – Complete Enrollment Forms
Some additional medical information and release forms will be provided to you after your application has been approved.
Step 5 – Admit Your Boy
After you arrive with your child, he will be escorted to the dormitory where he will receive his uniform and basic gear. After all incoming students are ready; the group will leave for their first outdoor adventure, led by our staff members and a few leader students who are close to graduating. They are specifically trained to mentor the new boys on this trip and teach them how to be successful in our program.
During this time, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with our Case Manager, Aftercare Specialist, Academic Director, Dean of Students, and Admission Staff to finish up any remaining paperwork. Opportunity will be given to ask questions and to voice concerns. A tour of the campus will be given.
Parents/Guardians should plan to spend several hours on our campus on the day their child enters the program (usually until at least 3pm).
New Adventure Treatment Center admits boys ages 14-17 1/2 who have substance abuse issues or addictions to gaming or pornography. Many kids who come to us have all three, since they all seem to go hand in hand. It is understood that troubled boys may not be overly excited about coming to New Adventure Treatment Center, however, it is required that a prospective student be informed in advance that he is coming here.
To be successful in making life change, parents/guardians must be prepared to keep their child in the program until until completion. Here are the basic steps of this program for an addicted boy:
- STEP 1: New Adventure Treatment Center — Addiction recovery program.
- STEP 2: Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch — After completing addiction treatment, boys must move on to our adventure-based therapeutic boarding school, where they will learn to live and thrive with new motivations in life and without addiction. They will have access to Day Treatment and Outpatient clinical services as appropriate.
- STEP 3: Aftercare Program — Successful transition for the boy outside of the program (no added cost).
We believe that a critical factor to the success of the boys in our Aftercare Program. We continue to work with boys and their families after the residential portion of the program is completed. The aftercare portion of the program is designed to last at least 6 months. We continue to work with the student and his family and help with any transition issues he may face when returning home.
We begin helping our students to make this transition several months before they actually complete the residential portion of the program. An Aftercare plan is developed with the child, parents, probation officers, etc. We approach each student on an individual basis. We understand that each boy has unique needs, family situations, educational challenges, and aptitudes.
Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch also works with families in regard to finding a mentor for the child. This mentor will be someone from their local area who will coordinate with the Teen Challenge Transitional Services Director. He/she will meet weekly with the student and provide continued encouragement and accountability after he returns home.
The Transitional Services Director also maintains regular contact with the student after he completes the residential portion of the program. He makes weekly phone contact with the student and family to check on progress. When possible, in-home visits are often scheduled (if the family would like for that to happen). During the visits/calls, the following is discussed:
- Re-entry into the home environment,
- Transitions to and challenges with new educational facilities,
- Vocational activities and goals,
- Relapse prevention issues,
- Interpersonal issues,
- The student’s conduct and behavior.
Students showing significant difficulty transitioning back into society and/or participating in at-risk or delinquent behavior can be returned to Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for a limited time. After re-stabilization, the previous aftercare plan is evaluated and appropriate changes are made in order to better assist the student with a transition.
Mandatory Documents Upon Admission
- PICTURE ID (driver’s license, state ID)
- SOCIAL SECURITY CARD (or letter from SS office stating you have applied)
- MEDICAL PAPERWORK/TESTS (Physical, TB, HIV, HEP-C tests results)
- MEDICAL INSURANCE CARD
- GREEN CARD (if a non-citizen permanent resident)
Other documents may be required, including educational status.
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We’ll Work with Your Insurance Carrier
Ten Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Provider:
1. Does my plan provide coverage for treatment of drug abuse? It’s important to understand the federal Parity Act, but most people don’t know whether an employer is a self-funded group plan, or how their state laws handle benefits for substance abuse treatment. Your plan’s customer service representative will be able to tell you exactly what your benefits are. Sometimes benefits for drug rehab are handled by a “managed behavioral health organization (MBHO).” If that’s the case, your insurer should let you know the name of the company and how to contact them. Then you will deal with the MBHO, rather than your insurer.
2. Do I need a referral from my doctor? You’ll want to find this out before drug treatment, since in some cases, benefits can be reduced or denied if you don’t get required referrals. If you got emergency treatment without time for a required referral, call your insurer as soon as possible and explain, and then follow their instructions.
3. Is my diagnosis covered? Your health insurer will consider whether they believe your condition is “medically necessary.” Some plans may not cover repeat care if you didn’t follow through with your last course of treatment. Other times, they may cover your care, but not to the extent you would like. For instance, they may say that for your diagnosis, only outpatient treatment is covered. In addition, your insurer will consider if there is any reason that your treatment would fall under a general exclusion of the plan. This would be the case if you have coverage through your employer, but your addiction is caused by active service in the military. Another exclusion may apply if your treatment was court-ordered.
4. What type of plan do I have? Some common plan types include:
Preferred provider organizations (PPO) – With a PPO plan, you can choose a covered provider (as long as they meet the plan’s definition of a covered provider). However, you get a greater benefit if you go to “in-network” providers, rather than “out-of-network” providers.
Managed care plan – With a managed care plan, you must go to an in-network provider to receive coverage.
Consumer-driven health plan – These plans are usually a PPO hybrid, and have very large deductibles (thousands of dollars). Usually once the deductible is met, all covered services are paid at 100 percent.
5. Is there a difference in coverage between in-network and out-of-network care and if so, what is it? It’s common for plans to pay a higher benefit for in-network care. For example, a plan may pay, say, 100 percent of the covered cost for an in-network provider, but perhaps only 70 percent of the cost of an out-of-network provider. So it’s important to know what you’re getting into if you choose a non-network provider.
6. Is there a deductible? The deductible is the yearly amount you must pay before the plan will start paying benefits. In some instances, the deductible is waived, like for preventive care or sometimes for inpatient care. Under some plans, any amount applied toward your deductible in the last three months of the calendar year is carried over to help meet your deductible during the next year.
7. Will there be co-payments? Co-payments are like mini-deductibles. They apply to individual services, like office visits, prescription drugs, and others, and they usually do not apply toward your deductible. It’s important to understand how much your co-payments are and what they apply to. If you will be having outpatient care, you may have to pay a co-payment for each treatment day, and co-payments are usually due on the date of service.
8. What is my out-of-pocket (coinsurance) limit? If you pay a percentage toward your medical services, like 30 percent after 70 percent coverage or the 20 percent after 80 percent coverage, those amounts you pay go toward your yearly out-of-pocket limit. Once that limit is met, your remaining covered health expenses for the year are paid at 100 percent. If your rehabilitation is covered, your insurer will pay the provider directly, but you will be billed for out-of-pocket expenses.
9. Are there any restrictions on where I can get help? Besides considering “in-network” providers, your plan will likely only cover certain drug rehab facilities. You’ll want to ensure you find out up front, so that you can choose the most effective, and affordable drug rehab center.
10. How will my care be reviewed while I’m in treatment and how will any reviews impact my coverage and treatment? If you will be having inpatient or residential treatment, it’s important to know that your care will be monitored, likely by the insurer’s nurse case manager. As you make progress, your insurer will want to be certain that the level of your addiction treatment matches the severity of your condition. And they will decide this based on “concurrent” and other reviews.
See our boarding school website (http://teenchallengeranch.com):
New Adventure Treatment Center is part of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a faith-based, non-profit boarding school for difficult or troubled boys. It offers its services to teenage boys and their families and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin.