Who We Treat

Adolescent Addiction Treatment in Tennessee

With over 30 years of experience, ARCH Academy serves adolescent males ages 14-18 that have a primary substance abuse problem. Our specialty is helping teens to overcome addiction through individualized clinical care, academic advancement and adventure therapy.

Though a primary 12-step addiction program, we treat the whole child. Our comprehensive programming addresses addiction, underlying co-occurring mental health concerns, family difficulties, relational barriers and low academic confidence. When your son enrolls in ARCH Academy, he gains access to care that can change the course of his future. 


Help for Co-Occurring Mental Illness

It’s very common for addicted teens to have other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma: a phenomenon referred to as dual diagnosis. For this reason, our clinical staff is fully equipped to treat most co-occurring mental illnesses. 

Through a combination of individualized therapy, process groups, medication management and adventure-based programming, our residents are able to address any mental illness that may contribute to a pattern of substance abuse.


Fully Customized Care

Our counselors create an individualized treatment plan for each teen. These curricula have multiple purposes: to overcome addiction, cultivate confidence and instill coping and life skills that help sustain lasting recovery. We teach the students at ARCH Academy to improve their self-esteem, take on age-appropriate levels of responsibility, establish their independence and meet their goals: one day at a time.


Our Adolescent Addiction Treatment Includes…

  • Medical detox (if needed)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (REBT, DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • 12-Step group and education
  • Experiential Therapies: art therapy, music-assisted therapy, ropes course, spirituality group, mindfulness meditation and more.
  • Medication management for co-occurring disorders
  • Psychiatric care
  • Daily group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Trauma-informed care and treatment (EMDR)
  • Treatment progress incentive program
  • Community service projects


Help Him to Find the Right Path

We know what it takes to help teenagers recover. Our programming is designed with the unique needs of adolescent males in mind, resulting in an immersive, life-changing experience. ARCH Academy is not a cold, hospital-like setting; rather, we have created a clinically sophisticated treatment model that is comfortable and engaging for young adults. 

To learn more about our evidence-based approach to adolescent addiction treatment, please contact our admissions team.