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Lakeside Academy is an affordable therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 14-18. Our seasoned professional team helps teens recover from life-controlling issues, addictions and self-destructive behavior. Sixty boys from across America come here to get the help they need.

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Should you need help finding troubled teen schools, boarding schools, troubled teen programs, or therapeutic ranches, please let us know.

Christian boarding schools and addiction treatment centers for teens like this Teen Challenge program for boys offer behavioral help and substance abuse therapy for troubled teen boys. We help at-risk teenage boys who are struggling with anxiety, anger, oppositional defiance disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), harmful decisions, depression, reactive attachment disorder (RAD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

While this program is not a military school, military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy is in trouble. Military schools can change teen behavior temporarily (out of fear), but lasting change rarely happens. Military high schools rarely enroll troubled teens, and while they can change a boy’s actions, they do not change hearts and minds. Intimidation is the main motivation for change at military schools, not therapy, counseling nor spiritual renewal, so military schools fail to uncover and work on the core issues of why a boy is misbehaving or self-destructing. For a troubled boy, rather than seeking military schools, better and longer lasting help can be found from programs like this one.

Teenage boys may be abusing drugs like marijuana if they have glassy, red eyes; loud talking, inappropriate laughter followed by sleepiness; loss of interest, motivation; weight gain or loss. If the boys is taking depressants (including Xanax, Valium, GHB) he will have contracted pupils; appear drunk-like; difficulty concentrating; clumsiness; poor judgment; slurred speech; sleepiness. Should stimulants be used by your boy, (including amphetamines, cocaine, crystal meth, he will have dilated pupils; hyperactivity; euphoria; irritability; anxiety; excessive talking followed by depression or excessive sleeping at odd times; may go long periods of time without eating or sleeping; weight loss; dry mouth and nose. Boys using inhalants and huffing glues, aerosols, or vapors will have watery eyes; impaired vision, memory and thought; secretions from the nose or rashes around the nose and mouth; headaches and nausea; appearance of intoxication; drowsiness; poor muscle control; changes in appetite; anxiety; irritability; lots of cans/aerosols in the trash.

Our Christian boarding school is a Teen Challenge program for boys that serves boys from Minnesota, but also boys from homes in Montana, California, Oregon, and Washington State. Plus, we serve boys from homes in Utah, in Colorado, in Nevada, in Idaho, in Wisconsin, in Michigan, in Ohio, in Indiana and in Illinois. In the central states we enroll boys in our Christian boarding school from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah.

Therapeutic Boarding School - Teen Challenge for Boys
Christian therapeutic boarding school by Teen Challenge that turns around troubled teenage boys -- a year-round program, boarding school, and home for boys.