The Special Problems of Substance Abuse
Many girls with emotional difficulties are involved with alcohol and illegal drugs. Teenagers can begin drinking or using drugs to cover up personal pain or hurt feelings. Others use drugs in a recreational way, but can slip into habitual or dependent use.
Elk Mountain Academy therapists will assess each girl’s unique history and life experience to determine the nature and extent of her drug and alcohol use. When and where appropriate, students may be required to attend weekly AA or NA meetings. Random drug testing may occur.