April 22, 2011
Our child is bright, talented, accomplished, and, until she turned 16, was highly motivated. For a host of reasons, she began experimenting with drugs, became addicted and quickly lost control of her life. Poor decisions became the norm; she lost interest in her sport, school and family. It became crystal clear to us that she needed to leave the environment she was in, so we set out to find the right place for her to heal. She needed a strong therapeutic setting, but she also needed to be challenged academically (she was already taking AP level courses in all subjects). She needed rules, but we wanted her to be in an appealing (not an austere) environment. We wanted to be with her, but we knew she needed to be with others--and we wanted them to be sharp, dedicated and loving. We searched and searched the internet for the right school, asked everyone we could, and tasked our ed consultant with making the right match. It came down to one late-night internet search to led us to Carlbrook, and we thank God. It possesses the characteristics were sought, in spades. It is expensive, yes. But it is money well spent if it saves our daughter, and we believe it has.
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