Opioid Treatment for Teens

The Challenge of Opioid Treatment

DFW Metroplex has higher than average drug overdose deaths compared to the state of Texas. Dallas County’s drug overdose death rate has increased over the past two years, indicating an increase in substance use disorders and associated mental health issues. 

And fentanyl is the most significant drug threat in the area, beating heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid.

The urgency of opioid treatment for teens is a critical public health issue. Adolescence marks a vulnerable period for developing substance use disorders, including addiction to opioids. 

Teen brains, still in a developmental stage, are more susceptible to the harmful effects of opioids. This susceptibility can lead to a higher risk of addiction, overdosing, and long-term health consequences. 

Effective treatment for teens is crucial, not only to address immediate health risks but also to prevent the lifelong implications of untreated addiction. 

Early intervention, tailored to the unique needs of adolescents, can significantly alter the trajectory of their lives, leading to better health outcomes and reducing the burden on families and communities. 

It's essential to recognize and address this issue promptly, as delays in treatment can exacerbate the problem and diminish the chances of successful recovery.

A mother is happy to hear we accept her insurance and her son can start treatment!

Clearfork Academy: A Unique Solution

At Clearfork Academy we believe in the potential of teenagers and the power of Christ to change the trajectory of their lives. 

Clearfork Academy’s faith-based, therapeutic program and masters-level licensed therapists can help your child overcome behavioral health challenges such as opioid substance abuse and related mental health issues. And we do that in our two beautiful ranch settings as well as our Intensive Outpatient Programs.

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.

Holistic Behavioral Health Treatment

As a parent, whenever your child confronts problems, you strive to make things better. Substance abuse and mental health issues, however, can seem unsolvable. 

Your beloved child’s thinking and actions become unpredictable, and day-to-day parenting strategies can’t deal with the risk and chaos in their lives. 

At Clearfork Academy we believe in the power of Christ to change every young person’s life. If your family is facing the trials of chemical dependency, behavioral problems, or mental issues, we can help. 

Your child can rediscover themselves at our campus, overlooking Eagle Mountain Lake and surrounded by picturesque landscapes. 

Your teen can set out on a healing path through a holistic approach with thrilling adventure activities, personal and group therapy, and medical support. The change process can be demanding, but with our support, your child can overcome the problems they have faced. 

At Clearfork Academy, we combine clinically proven techniques with our core values to produce individualized treatment plans that lay the foundations for lasting recovery. 

We understand that adolescent substance abuse treatment has to be fun to be effective so that young people remain committed to their sobriety. Our programs offer the perfect balance of talk therapies and experiential activities where teenagers can learn by doing.

Interpersonal skills, teamwork, and peer support can play a huge role in overcoming addiction. As a result, many of our activities are in groups. 

At the same time, we ensure each young person receives the individual attention they require through weekly one-on-one sessions with a masters-level therapist.

Our faith-based program helps teens break free from heroin addiction!

Faith-Based Healing

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. It is this belief that makes us stand out.

We are not just a treatment center with a small section devoted to Christianity. We are totally and fully devoted followers of Christ and we strive to represent that daily. 

Yet we also offer a cutting-edge clinical program, albeit faith-based, with a diverse and widely experienced team. This sets us apart from other centers in the Metroplex.

Experienced and Caring Staff

The expertise of our team lies behind our success. We have a multidisciplinary group of professionals, including certified therapists, medical doctors, psychiatrists, and counselors, involved in treatment. 

Their collective experience in adolescent psychology and substance abuse disorders ensures a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges faced by teens. 

These experts not only are adept in clinical practices but also possess the empathy and patience necessary to build trust with young individuals who may be struggling with complex emotions and resistance to treatment.

Stats provided by the CDC on teen overdoses. This is alarming for parents.

Understanding Opioids

Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant that work in the brain to produce a variety of effects, including pain relief and feelings of pleasure. 

They are commonly used as medicines for their effective analgesic properties, but can also be abused due to their potent euphoric effects.

Definition and Types

Natural Opioids: Derived directly from the opium poppy, these include morphine and codeine.

Semi-synthetic Opioids: Created in labs from natural opioids, examples are heroin, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.

Synthetic Opioids: Entirely man-made, such as fentanyl and methadone, these are known for their high potency.

Commonly Abused Opioids

Codeine: Found in some prescription pain medicines and cough syrups, codeine is used for its pain-relieving and cough-suppressant properties. It's less potent but can be habit-forming.

Morphine: A powerful pain reliever often used in hospitals for severe pain. Despite its effectiveness, it has a high potential for addiction.

Fentanyl: A powerful synthetic opioid, up to 100 times more potent than morphine, used for severe pain management but highly addictive and prone to abuse.

Heroin: An illegal, highly addictive drug processed from morphine. It is commonly injected, snorted, or smoked, leading to rapid addiction and severe health problems.

Hydrocodone: Often combined with acetaminophen, it's prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It's one of the most commonly prescribed opioids and has a high risk of addiction.

Oxycodone: Similar to hydrocodone but generally considered more potent. It's often found in time-release formulations to treat around-the-clock pain but is frequently misused for its intense euphoric effects.

Understanding these opioids is crucial for awareness and prevention of misuse and addiction. 

Their medical benefits are overshadowed by the high risk of dependency and abuse, leading to significant health, social, and economic challenges.

Why Choose Clearfork Academy?

Tailored Program for Teens

Customized treatment programs are the cornerstone of effective substance use treatment for teens. Recognizing that each teen comes with a distinct story and set of needs, we develop personalized plans. 

Our founder, Austin Davis, opened Clearfork Academy in 2016, drawing on 15 years of research and practice in the field. 

We have helped over 1,500 boys and 250 girls (and their families) find a renewed path out of substance abuse to a more balanced, healthier, and happier life.

Testimonials from Families

The Treatment Process

Initial Assessment

Every young person's addiction treatment begins with in-depth assessments.

Our team then draws up an individualized plan, usually involving detox and residential or outpatient treatment. We follow every program with effective aftercare to support teenagers as they continue their lives.

Customized Treatment Plans

These plans are unique for each teen. They might include a combination of behavioral therapies, family involvement, educational support, and life skills training. 

The customization of treatment extends to recognizing co-occurring disorders and tailoring interventions to address all aspects of the teen's well-being.

A white mother calling Clearfork Academy to receive more information.

Insurance and Financial Options

We proudly accept ALL insurances, ensuring accessibility for families seeking support. Additionally, we offer financing options, making quality treatment within reach. Your teen's well-being is our priority, and we're here to support their path to healing.

We're committed to providing comprehensive care for teens aged 13-17 on their journey to recovery.

Taking the Next Step

Contact us today to explore the possibilities and learn about how we can help your teenage son.

An overview of our admissions process here at Clearfork Academy.

Your teen's journey to recovery starts with a simple step – reach out to Clearfork Academy today. Let us guide you toward a brighter, healthier future.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How do I know if my teen needs opioid treatment?


Look for signs such as behavioral changes, social withdrawal, and declining academic performance. Our expert team can conduct an assessment to provide clarity.


What makes Clearfork Academy unique?

We blend evidence-based practices with faith-based principles, offering a comprehensive approach to teen behavioral health.


How long does the treatment process take?

The duration varies, but our goal is lasting recovery. Programs typically range from several weeks to a few months.


Are insurance plans accepted?


Yes, we work with various insurance providers. Our team can assist in understanding your coverage.


Is financial assistance available?


Clearfork Academy is committed to making treatment accessible. We offer financing options and work with families to find solutions.


What happens after my teen completes the program?

Our aftercare support ensures a smooth transition, including ongoing counseling and resources for sustained recovery.


Can I visit my teen during treatment?


Clearfork Academy encourages family involvement. Specific visitation details are discussed during the admission process.

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