About Us

We believe in the potential of teenagers and the power of Christ to change the trajectory of their lives. Teen drug rehab is more than a job to us; it’s a calling. These factors are what make Clearfork Academy distinct from other addiction recovery facilities.

Why Christ-Centered

Addiction is a powerful thing. Substance abuse rehabilitation requires more than behavioral modification; it requires a heart change. Jesus is the one best qualified to change hearts, so He’s central to all we do at Clearfork.

Why Adolescents

The habits we develop as teens set the trajectory for the rest of our lives. We treat adolescents because we believe in a better future for them. By addressing faulty thinking now, we can literally change their minds before their brains are fully developed. If they’re impressionable enough to fall into addiction, they’re impressionable enough to recover.

The Difference Between a Calling and a Job

A job pays the bills; a calling is a life’s purpose. Helping adolescents overcome substance abuse is a calling for us. We love what we do and the teens with whom we work. We celebrate their victories and grieve their setbacks.

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

Meet Our Leadership Team

The counseling team at Clearfork Academy strives to give each individual the chance to find peace, identity and lifelong sobriety by building rapport and addressing the therapeutic needs of each client in a community setting.

Austin Davis

Founder & CEO

Baqi Martin, LCSW

Director of
Clinical Services

Ross Tatum, MD

Debra Atkisson, MD

Tour Our Facilities

Clearfork Academy sits on a tranquil ranch setting near the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Teens enjoy recreation, adventure, and healing all in one place. Schedule a Tour of the Facility >

Virtual Tour of Clearfork Academy, Ft. Worth, Texas (0:45)

A Day at Clearfork

A typical day at Clearfork Academy begins with a workout, breakfast and chores. Teens then have time set aside for their daily devotionals, followed by topic-based group therapy and a life skills class which covers topics like time management and conflict resolution. From there it’s time for a lunch break then an afternoon filled with chemical dependency education, experiential therapy, education, creative arts, and group therapy. With such a full day, bed is a welcome sight when it’s time for lights out.


Teens at Clearfork focus on schoolwork on-site for three and five hours each day via a fully accredited online-based curriculum that helps our residents remain at grade-level with their studies. We offer a full credit recovery program that helps any of our teens who have fallen behind in school to make up the time they’ve lost. The curriculum offers both Christian and traditional educational tracks to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some commonly-asked questions about Clearfork Academy and the typical teen experience during treatment. If you don’t see your question below, please click here to see all FAQs or reach out to us directly for more information.

What are the ages of the boys in treatment?

Clearfork Academy works with boys between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.

Will insurance cover my treatment?

That depends on your insurance. For a list of providers we work with, check out the Verify Insurance page. Even if we have worked with your insurance company in the past, individual coverage varies, so check with your agent to find out specifics.

Is there a typical length of stay?

Our program is designed to be 90 days in length. We know that short term fixes are just that. All residents will be assessed on a weekly basis to ensure we’re providing the right level of treatment. Sometimes those assessments will require a shorter length of stay and sometimes longer. We’ll treat each teen specially and uniquely.

Do you offer family therapy?

Yes! Family therapy is an integral part of treatment at Clearfork. Weekend events and conferences serve families as they help their loved one break the grips of addiction from a family systems approach.

I am not a Christian. Will I feel out of place?

We are unapologetic about being a Christ-centered program, but it is our sincere hope that everyone within our program feels accepted and cared for.

We accept most major insurance plans, including:

Find Out How We Can Help You

"My son is now 45 days in and thanks to the hands on attention and treatment philosophy of the counselors at Clearfork, he has a future and the sky is the limit for him. I feel Clear Fork has saved my sons life! If you have a son struggling, I strongly suggest Clearfork."

- Cindy C., Parent

"Such a beautiful place, ran by beautiful people! Anyone would be lucky to receive treatment by the cream of the crop professional team they have here!"

- Katie K.

"My communication with the staff on the other end of the phone has been just amazing. The staff at Clearfork Academy are truly concerned. There is immediate reply to communication and true understanding for the situation. Thank you for caring and professionalism."

- Amber P.

Clearfork Academy is Joint Commission accredited with the Gold Seal of Approval®Clearfork Academy is Joint Commission accredited with the Gold Seal of Approval®