Can students take medicine?
Students are allowed to take medicine as prescribed by a physician. No medications of a narcotic or addictive nature are permitted. Individuals must receive permission from the Induction personnel prior to bringing any medications with them. Teen Challenge® does not provide medications. Individuals must have the means to pay for their medications. All medications must be in a bottle with a pharmacy label and proper instructions.
Can students visit a doctor while in the program?
Teen Challenge® is not responsible for any medical bills a student incurs while in the program. Students are allowed to go to the doctor for emergencies only. Any pre-existing medical problems must be addressed prior to admittance. You must also provide records of any condition which will limit your abilities to perform at full capacity.
Can a person parole out or be court ordered to Teen Challenge®?
We do have those who parole out or are court ordered to our program. They must meet the requirements of the program and have the means to pay their monthly parole/probation fees. Should she be dismissed from the program, leave for medical reasons or on her own accord, we will report this immediately to the appropriate court officials.
Can a student leave the program at any time?
Teen Challenge® is a voluntary placement program even when the individual is court ordered. We will always strongly encourage the individual to stay in the program. However, if she insists on leaving, we will facilitate her exit from the program. If the individual is court ordered, we will notify the court of her leaving Teen Challenge®.
How can I facilitate my loved one’s success in the Teen Challenge® program?
One of the best ways to assist in someone’s success at Teen Challenge® is for everyone involved to understand the nature, objectives, rules and guidelines of the program. The individual needs to be aware of the long-term commitment that she will be making, and be willing to change her lifestyle. You can provide the information to her, encourage her while she is here, but whether or not she is successful in the program depends solely up to her.
Can I Get My G.E.D. While In The Program?
If a student does not have a high school diploma then she will automatically be enrolled in the G.E.D. program.
One of my friends/family members needs help with addiction, How can I help them get help?
- Every person and situation is unique. Speak the truth in love.
- Give them information about Teen Challenge® Women’s Ministries or Centers. If they have questions, encourage them to call Toll Free 1-866-567-7101 and speak with the Intake Director.