Evergreen Path is a residential program, foundationally rooted in the 12-steps, for adolescent boys (ages 14-17) seeking treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

View our current weekly schedule here.

Detox: Clients coming to Evergreen Path for treatment will enter our program at the residential level of care. This means that they must be safely detoxed from drugs and alcohol before arriving for treatment. A member of our medical team will be present during the admissions process to ensure the health and safety of each adolescent client.

Program Size: Evergreen Path is a small, 28-bed residential program, which allows our clinical team to provide personalized care that is tailored to your child’s specific needs. We are here not only to help your adolescent child, but to help parents and family, as well.

Program Length: Our program is 30 days in length. Our clinical team is passionate about providing outbound referrals for continuing care after your child discharges from Evergreen Path.

Insurance: We are an in-network insurance provider for Aetna, BCBS PPO, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan, Prime Healthcare, Scott and White, and Superior Ambetter. To verify coverage or to discuss financial arrangements, contact our admissions team by calling (817) 587-6940.

Gym Time: Clients are scheduled (2) 1-hour gym sessions each day, allowing time for physical fitness, including use of the cardio room, in order to expend extra energy, ease anxiety, and boost endorphins.

Yoga/Group Exercise: (2) 1-hour sessions are schedule per week.

Family Groups: There are (2) 1-hour family groups each week. One is a parent education session and processing group. This group is for family members and/or loved ones only, without the presence of the identified client. The second family group is for clients, along with their family members and loved ones, to learn and grow together as they learn healthier boundaries.

Visitation: Clients must have all visitors approved by both the treatment team and their parent or guardian before arriving at Fort.

Visiting hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Cell Phones and Electronics: Personal cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices are not allowed during treatment at Evergreen Path.

Community Phone and Computer: Both the telephone and desktop computer located in the community area of Evergreen Path are available for use outside of scheduled programming and when permission has been granted by the primary therapist. Access to social media is blocked during internet sessions, as well additional sites requiring monitoring.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited by state law.

Level System:

We utilize a level system to encourage good behavior and to provide positive reinforcement for our clients.

Level I: Because newly admitted clients are still settling into group and learning our program rules, phone access is not allowed. With clinical approval, calls are made in the presence of the primary therapist. This initial phase allows us to get to know each client, without outside distraction.

Level II: Clients move to level II, when they begin to engage in both group and individual sessions. The are also making progress in their treatment plan and consistently compliant with program rules and guidelines. Unsupervised access to the community phone and desktop computer is allowed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., as long as this does not interfere with scheduled programming.

Level III: This level is attained when a client has shown respect for others and models good behavior for their peers. They consistently help one another and contribute to the overall health of the milieu. Off-site passes, with family members ONLY, are granted to clients who are on Level III.

Education: Clients who are currently enrolled in school at the time of their admission will be allowed to continue their studies during their treatment stay. This often provides the opportunity for students to catch up on missed work, as well as improve their grade point average. Our on-staff educational liaison will coordinate with your child’s school to ensure that he has the advantage of staying on track while in treatment at Evergreen Path.


Morning Meditation & Daily Goals Group: Meditation through breathing exercises, guided imagery, or reading of thoughtful passages, along with purposeful goal setting to begin each day.

Emotional Regulation Group: Working in a group setting to increase tolerance to and expression of various emotional states.

Yoga: Provided twice weekly by a licensed fitness instructor.

Life Skills: Clients get exposure and opportunity to practice a variety of life skills: laundry, time management, financial management, job or educational skills.

Individual Work Time: Time allotted for assignments and treatment plan goal completion.

Evening Meditation: Daily wrap-up followed by intentional meditation through breath exercises, guided imagery, or silent meditation.

Social Skills Group: To improve relationship building skills without the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The goal is to improve communication skills and to identify appropriate interactions in a variety of settings.

CORE Group: Process group for clients to review or present assignments given in individual sessions that are related to substance abuse or mental health issues and/or maladaptive behaviors.

Relapse Prevention Group: Learning to identify triggers and situations conducive to relapse. Identifying alternate plans for unsafe situations to protect recovery and remain sober.

Treatment Planning and Goal Setting: Learning to plan for a healthier future without the use of drugs and/or alcohol.

Community Activity Time: Game Night, Park Trip, Movie Night, Bowling, Team Building, Expressive Therapy, Art Therapy, etc.

Community Group: Weekly meeting as a community of clients to assign chores, discuss important issues, and other group dynamics.

What Makes Us Different:

  • We can treat mental health as primary diagnosis, as long as substance abuse is secondary.
  • We facilitate 3-5 groups each day. This is 1-2 groups more than most adolescent treatment programs.
  • Our clinical staff is comprised of masters level clinicians.
  • We have created a program that is NOT identical to our adult program. We understand the treatment needs of the adolescent client.
  • We focus on boys: both brain and body, as they relate to trauma and addiction.
  • We don’t just treat the addiction; we treat the WHOLE person.
  • We don’t believe that treatment is a one size fits all process, therefore all clinical decisions are intentionally based on what each boy and their family needs.

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