The Elk River Treatment Program (ERTP) is located in north Alabama and serves boys and girls ages 12 – 18 from across the U.S. Often described as a Hospital without Walls, ERTP is an outdoor therapeutic program equipped with medical facilities and staff. ERTP provides clinically supported diagnostic, assessment and treatment services on a base campus which allows us to offer a year-round academic program. ERTP is accredited in Behavioral Health Care by The Joint Commission and is licensed by the Alabama Department of Youth Services. Typical residents present with a dual diagnosis of alcohol and/or substance abuse, and often include, but are not limited to: ADD/ADHD, ODD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, online gaming addiction, adoption/divorce/family issues, academic decline, learning differences, Autism Spectrum Disorder, negative peer relationships, and obesity. We use a Treatment Team approach, Individual Treatment Plans, Physician-Directed Medication Management, Process Groups, Equine Assisted Learning, and Individual, Group and Family Therapy. Therapeutic intervention facilitated by a professional staff halts maladaptive behaviors and assists teens in growing intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally, and spiritually. Our programs include the short-term Elk River Treatment Program, Elk River Transitional Program for advanced residents, and Healthy Lifestyles weight management.