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#8 Rehab Newport Academy

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Newport AcademyThe Basics

Newport Academy is a youth facility geared towards 12-18-year-olds who are battling addiction and other disorders. Despite the name, the rehab is located in the city of Orange but it is an academy, since a fully transferable high school curriculum is available both during and following residential treatment. Founded in 2009 by recovering alcoholic Jamison Monroe, Newport Academy provides top-notch care for teens suffering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as other mental health issues like eating disorders, depression or even suicidal ideation. The website is bursting with glowing testimonials for a reason: this place has the whole package.

Accommodations and Food

Six boys and six girls live in separate residences about a mile apart from each other. The boys’ facility boasts modern architecture and beautiful views, while the girls live in a Spanish-style home featuring gorgeous gardens and a stable. Teens get paired off with roommates who are as close to their age as possible, and while everyone starts off in twin beds, they can upgrade to queens later. Teens stay there for a minimum of 45 days, but 60- or 90-day stays are more common, depending on ongoing clinical assessments.

Pro chefs serve customizable gourmet meals, and sweets are few and far between while coffee is altogether absent.

Treatment and Staff

Like the living arrangements, treatment is gender-separate to target the specific challenges teen boys and girls face in recovery. With a staff-to-client ratio of four to one, treatment plans are legitimately individualized. Particular attention is paid to unlocking the underlying issues that drive addiction as well as any co-occurring psychological conditions. On top of frequent one-on-one consultations with psychiatrists and licensed therapists, teens participate in a variety of process groups, art therapy and music therapy, on-site equine therapy, and Young People in AA meetings in the evenings.

Family involvement is integral to treatment at Newport and progressively worked into each teen’s recovery plan. On the first Friday after teens are admitted, their parents must attend Intensive Parent Family Day, six hours of educational groups and private meetings with the clinical team. Then, on the second Saturday of treatment and each Saturday thereafter, the teens, their parents and siblings all gather for Family Day, featuring expert speakers and multi-family process groups. Finally, about five weeks in, they complete the Intensive Family Program, which includes two days of educational and experiential groups, family equine therapy and the opportunity for teens to travel offsite with their families for five hours. As if that weren’t enough, counselors provide regular individual family therapy throughout the week.

Physical health gets plenty of attention, too. In addition to gym workouts and yoga, Newport offers mixed martial arts classes for both boys and girls, as well as nutrition and cooking courses. Computers are available only during classroom hours, and personal cell phones are not allowed.

Extras

As to why Newport calls itself an “Academy,” Newport also runs a Sober High School with a one to three staff to student ratio. Teens don’t have to have to attend rehab at Newport to apply to the Day School so long as they are—and stay—sober. As at the treatment center itself, boys and girls study on separate campuses. In addition to college prep, traditional high school and GED curricula taught by state-licensed teachers, guidance counselors offer special recovery-oriented programming (think relapse prevention, anger management, life skills and self esteem courses) to help keep the student body clean and sober.

In Summary

Although it has been operating for just five years, Newport Academy has already racked up a grateful network of alumni families that speaks to its quality. For teens, this is a solid package: clinical expertise, holistic experiential therapies, 12-step support, and family healing, as well as a launch pad into a sober learning community.

Newport Academy
899 N Ranch Wood Trail
Orange, CA 92869

Newport Academy Cost: $33,750 (30 days adjusted, minimum stay is 45 days). Reach Newport Academy by phone at 866-367-8336. Find Newport Academy on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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  1. My parents sent me to this shit hole. I hated every minute of it. I took e when I was there- just because I could. I didn’t like it. Nobody gave a fuck. What else is new.

  2. I deeply regret sending my daughter to this program. I thought I was doing the right thing and believed that I had done proper research, but neither proved to be true. This program is all smoke and mirrors. Looking back I ignored all of the warning signs. Once in, I kept trying to make the best of it, make it work so that my daughter wouldn’t have to start over at a new treatment facility. Ultimately I had no choice. They were not only not helping her, they were causing her harm. They treating my depressed child like she was a juvenile delinquent. Eventually, I had no choice other than to pull her from the program and place her elsewhere. I am so glad that I did. Once I got her out of Newport, she ultimately thrived. I became friends with another family that pulled their child from this program. They put their daughter in another program as well. We both had much better experience elsewhere. The people at Newport are good at telling you what you want to hear to get you through the door. The quality of treatment once you’re there is very, very poor.

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