Why a Long-Term Recovery Program?

Christian boarding schoolsOne of the most frequently asked questions that is heard from parents and other referral resources is this: “Why should I send my son to a one-year program such as Master’s Ranch – West when there are much shorter treatment programs out there?”

Here is the answer….

Change takes that long to become a part of the boy’s life and habits.  Typically, for the first 3 months, the boy will drag his feet and not get with the program.  For the next 3 months, the boy will begin to understand that what he is learning is for his own good.  In months 6-9, he will begin to fully apply the lessons and mentoring to his own life.  In the final 3 months, the boy will make the new thinking and actions a habit in his life, as he is also put in a leadership role over other boys who have just come into the program.  As with anything in life, we learn best when we are teaching others the same principles and are held to a higher standard as a leader among our peers.  So, it takes a full 12 months.  Any less and most boys will go back to their old bad behaviors once they return to their home.  There are no short-term fixes with lasting outcomes.

We teach the boys throughout their stay that poor choices affect oneself and others. When we encounter issues with negative behavior, we typically rescind minor privileges for a time. Boys are promoted through a level system during their stay here, earning privileges and gaining responsibilities as they progress through the program.

We can also help you in your search for other ranches for troubled boys, teenage boarding schools, Christian boarding schools, homes for troubled teens, therapeutic boarding schools, or military schools. Master’s Ranch is a military school that is a Christian boarding school for boys that helps rebellious boys who are at risk and defiant or out of control. Designed for troubled teenage boys Master’s Ranch helps boys with ADHD, ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and boys who are suffering from depression. If you are a parent with a troubled teenage boy and are looking at alternative schools, boot camps, troubled teen programs, military schools, therapeutic programs, wilderness programs, or therapeutic boarding schools for teens, call us to see how affordable Master’s Ranch is. While this program is not a military school, military schools are often a parent’s first thought when their boy is in trouble.

Why a Long-Term Recovery Program? | Master's Ranch - West

While not all boys who come to Master's Ranch are addicts, for those who are, research shows that addiction is a chronic condition that cannot be easily overcome