Frequently Asked Questions

Clearfork Academy

Please see below for our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact us.

Clearfork Academy works with boys between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.

That depends on your insurance. For a list of providers we work with, check out the “How To Pay For It” page. Even if we have worked with your insurance company in the past, individual coverage varies.

Yes. You will have a roommate. Philosophically we believe in the power of community. With that being said some rooms only have 3 to a room while others have 6. Don’t be surprised if you develop great friendships with the other guys in the program.

Our program is designed to be 13 weeks in length. We know that short term fixes are just that… All residents will be assessed 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.

It’s not uncommon for the teens at Clearfork Academy to have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. Substance abuse has been known to trigger or exacerbate existing mental health issues and vice versa. That being said, you can’t really generalize our boys. They’re all fearfully and wonderfully made creations of a loving God.

Yes, you will have access to a phone and the Internet. These times will be scheduled and at the staff’s discretion.

Clearfork Academy has 24/7 nursing and a group of Medical Professional to manage all medical needs during treatment.

We have a specific visitation policy in place. No resident is allowed visitors within the first seven days of their stay, and all visitors after that must be approved by the staff. Click here to see our visitation policy.

We are unapologetic about being a Christ-centered program, but it is our sincere hope that everyone within our program feels accepted and cared. All faiths and backgrounds are welcome at Clearfork Academy.  

We are not a lock down facility, so, yes. However, we suggest communication early and often when something seems out of place or if you sense Clearfork Academy is not a good fit. We want what is best for you!

Clearfork Academy has done its absolute best to provide a premier program at an affordable cost. In addition to this, we have several referral options. We have selected a partner to assist with treatment costs. Please do not let finances be the deciding factor for your loved one. We are dedicated to helping families first.

The University of Texas-University Charter School (UT-UCS) is a charter school within a division of K-12 education. Clients are provided enrollment in an individualized education system that fulfills their specialized learning needs at Clearfork Academy’s on-site learning center. Our highly skilled faculty, staff, and administrators are required to hold specific education certifications that are recognized by the Texas Education Association in addition to subject-area certifications. While maintaining small classroom sizes and aligning with our core values we strive to achieve academic, social and emotional excellence to fully prepare your teen for reintegration into a public school setting. We aim to ensure your teen reaches their maximum academic potential as part of their New Legacy.

It is our experience that relocation can be very beneficial to the teen and family. With today’s technology, reconnection to the family can be instant and seamless.

Each teen will be treated by a licensed MD, a masters level therapist, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor. The team members of Clearfork Academy have been hand picked by the Founder and CEO to ensure the best quality of services for your child.

Yes. Currently, Clearfork Academy only treats boys between the ages of 13 and 18. We provide gender-specific treatment because it allows our ‘boys to be boys’ without the distractions that can arise from co-mingling.

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.

Some would say that treatment and recovery are totally different concepts. Treatment begins the process of recovery and the aftercare planning process begins on the first day of treatment. It is our goal to have each teen graduate with a specific blueprint for his success in life.

Absolutely. All clinical services are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.