National Therapeutic Boarding School and Drug Treatment Center for Teenage Boys Who Struggle With Life-Controlling Behavioral Issues or Substance Abuse
Lakeside is a Christian therapeutic boarding school and adolescent drug treatment center dedicated to helping troubled boys gain a new start in life. Boys ages 14-18 come to our facility near Minneapolis from across America. We help at-risk teens who struggle with behavior and troubling issues such as: failing grades, school suspension, anger, defiance, depression, attention deficit or attachment disorders. We also treat drug and alcohol abuse, which often coincides with behavioral issues. Our staff works with each boy in cooperation with and participation of their family, bringing to the table a vast amount of experience and knowledge in turning around troubled teens. The professional men and women on our therapeutic team provide mentorship, and effective counseling to help repair the significant catalysts in each boy’s life that could be bringing on their poor choices and self-destructive attitudes.
The campus of the therapeutic boarding school near Minneapolis span 47 acres situated between two pristine lakes, providing a unique environment for troubled teenage boys. We integrate outdoor and adventure activities into all aspects of the therapeutic program. Lakeside is built on a foundation of faith, fostering new behaviors, character development, and helping each boy to recognize who they were created to be. We do this by providing a place that they can truly belong; a place for new, positive relationships and daily opportunities to learn about God’s purpose in their life, and be challenged in their faith.
While boys are here it is a home away from home, where they receive a quality education, including the opportunity to get caught up on academic credits, if they are behind, or to retake courses to improve their grades. We feature a leading online, self-paced curriculum which can also be completed back at home, so your boy doesn’t have to re-enter the risky environment of the public school system when they return.
Lakeside’s Dual Focus | Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Recovery
Today, behavioral issues in teens most often coincide with some level of substance abuse, or even addiction, which is commonly hidden from the parent. Substance abuse can have a profound affect on your boy’s attitudes, and may be the main reason he is acting up. Fact is, it can take months for the effects of drugs (even marijuana) to leave your boy’s system, no longer affecting his attitudes and judgments. And with some substances, addictions can arise from even one use. They must be dealt with before they become a life-long problem.
Lakeside offers the best opportunity for recovery from either or both issues at the same time, allowing boys to truly get their lives turned around and on the right track again.
Optional Licensed Chemical Dependency Care
Optional licensed treatment detox and addiction counseling services are provided for boys who are more deeply addicted to drugs or alcohol. This is provided at additional cost and presented by credentialed chemical health counselors. Beyond the standard services provided for all our boys, our optional chemical dependency service is based on the assessed need of the resident. In many cases, the clinical portion of the licensed drug and alcohol treatment program is covered in whole or in part by medical insurance. For more information on our highly successful addiction treatment center, please inquire today.
Mission of the Therapeutic Boarding School and Addiction Treatment Center
The mission of Lakeside is to assist teen boys in gaining freedom from life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Lakeside is a therapeutic boarding school and a temporary home for boys with a program that is founded on Christian faith. Lakeside believes that faith is transformational, not just in the short-term, but for a lifetime, so all of our activities integrate opportunities for the troubled teens in our care to learn and grow in their faith. From our adventure activities to excellence in academics, we seek to foster the students’ understanding of themselves, God, and others, and to refocus their futures.
You can see the results at Lakeside in the boys who complete the program. They learn to restore relationships, become truly content, and to find purpose in their lives. The transformation is profound.
Over 80 percent rated the overall quality of Teen Challenge as “outstanding” or “very good.” When asked to name what helped most, the faith-based aspects of the program were mentioned most frequently. — Minnesota Teen Challenge Outcomes Studies Performed by Wilder Research (2007-2008 & 2009-2011)