Positive History / Current Difficulties

Despite family messaging and opportunity you as parents have provided, you suspect or know your teen is now engaging in drug or alcohol use. Some teens can get away with it unscathed. That’s for them and their parents to deal with. Whatever your personal thoughts are or society’s messaging is around drug use, in this case it’s a problem.

Venture Academy’s Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment Program for troubled teens provides an environment integrating clinically comprehensive substance abuse treatment, counselling, and support services for troubled teens in Canada ages 13 to 18 who may be experiencing difficulties managing their lives due to alcohol or drug use and related issues.

Typically, Venture Academy’s residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program serves troubled teens who may have a history of substance abuse and related issues such as:

  • Underachieving
  • Family difficulties
  • School challenges
  • Trouble with the law
  • Negative peer relationships
  • Internet or texting addiction
  • Other significant behavioural challenges

Clients accessing the program may be demonstrating behavioural challenges and experiencing emotional difficulties intertwined with alcohol or drug abuse. These behaviours are typically preventing students from healthy functioning in his or her everyday life causing disruptions in school, family life, and social relationships.

Historical Concerns

There may be a multitude of reasons why your child is using drugs. Parents may or may not know why their son or daughter has become involved in substance abuse. Contributing factors may include emotional difficulties, mental health issues, and clinically diagnosed disorders, such as low self-esteem, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder etc.

Venture Academy’s individualized approaches, intervention methods and treatment plans, typically enable us to accommodate an extensive client base including those with significant behavioural challenges and/or the above-mentioned diagnosis.

Who Attends the Program – Really?

Our clients typically come to us with loving parents attached. Parents who have established moral standards and set family values and want their child to get back on track. Families may be traditional or have become separated or blended but parents are still there and closely support their child as much as possible.

We typically serve “non-traditional youth at risk” – that is, teens that seemingly have little or no obvious reason to be doing what they are doing. Typically none or very few of the traditional or obvious risk factors are present such as; abusive parents, street involvement, foster care etc. The youth in our program could be any average looking kid from any typical middle school or high school. Yes, families may have had their challenges and things may not have always been perfect but the common denominator is that parents love their children and want to get help for their child. Parents typically state they’ve given their child everything or every opportunity and still their son or daughter is making poor choices.

The great news is that the families who engage our program are committed to their child’s health and well-being and are choosing our program as a clinically comprehensive solution to their child’s current situation. Venture Academy is often chosen as an alternative to boarding school, boot camps or even over most other residential treatment programs for troubled teens in Canada.

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Client Profile

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Program Description

Admissions Information


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Fees/Clinical Services

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