What to Look for When Choosing Residential Treatment Centers or Therapeutic Schools


For years, parents have been sending out-of-control teens to residential treatment centers and therapeutic schools for help. Dr. Phil says while most are great programs, it's possible to have a bad apple in the bunch.

Dr. Phil provides the following tips to make sure you’re choosing the best program possible:


Dr. Phil says that there are no perfect programs, and there are no programs that are a perfect fit. “Some fit for some [teens], and some would not fit for another family,” he says. “Just remember, transparency is the key.”

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