Frequently Asked Questions About Beartooth Christian Drug and Alcohol Rehab
What is the cost?
Admissions Fee of $2,500
Monthly Program Fee: $5,300 per month. Initial Costs are non-refundable
What is included in the monthly tuition cost?
- Room and Board
- Weekly one-on-one and group therapeutic counseling.
- Daily supervision and program support from Beartooth Men’s Rehab staff.
- Monitoring of academic and job performance.
- Virtue-Based Curriculum
- Access to a year-round sports center
- Introduction to Natural Horsemanship
- Daily devotionals
- Individual family life coaching for the participant’s family members
What is NOT included?
- Un-approved phone use charges
- Individual educational plan-related costs
- Health insurance and medical needs
- Family members stay at more than one multi-day visit per each 90 days
What kind of counseling is available?
Can he finish his high school? What will the rehab program do to help him learn the skills to succeed when he leaves?
If the young man has not completed high school, we will work with him to get the credits he needs to complete his high school education and get his diploma. Parents must cover the cost of his curriculum and credits. All other educational materials that are part of our virtue/character formation are included in the enrollment costs.
Skills he will learn are:
- Job skills
- being prepared for job interviews, work ethic, ranch work, creating a resume
- relationship skills
We offer a wide variety of job skills at our Christian rehab program and the relationship skills needed to succeed in the workplace. If the young man completes the recommended programs, he should have the work ethic and skills to succeed.
Can he earn any money?
After completing the initial 120 programs, a young man can earn $25 a week and up to $75 a week depending on his overall weekly score on his passport-to-manhood evaluation. He must earn 8.5 or above on his passport to earn money for that week. If he breaks the program’s rules, he may have part or all of his banked income taken away to make restitution for his actions.
The money he earns will be a weekly stipend that is “banked” until he is ready to leave the program. Some of his “banked” money can be used for outings such as movies, eating at restaurants, or skiing. (Note: Students who are on reduced tuition do not get to participate in this “earning” program)
What are they doing daily in your Christian rehab program for drugs and addiction?
Will the young men be supervised?
They will be under the guidance and direction of an adult staff member, 24/7. They may have moments when they are left to work on assigned projects while the staff member gathers materials etc. but are never left alone for long periods.
Where will he be staying?
Rustic frontier cabin-style facilities.
What is the length of the average stay?
We have a required minimum of 120 days. We have found that an 8-12 months stay in our Christian rehab is much more effective and gives longer-lasting behavioral changes.
Can we make him stay?
We can’t force anything on our participants as they are young adults. Still, we are often effective in encouraging them to stay and work through our addiction program for their own personal benefit and goal achievement. Our very remote location discourages running away. Thus the surrounding environment creates a natural boundary that few have tried to go beyond.
What do you do if a young man comes to your Christian rehab, becomes unhappy, and wants to leave the program?
We work with him intensively through dialogue and understanding his feelings. This, in turn, helps him to understand the opportunity being offered to him for a fundamental change in his life.
The parental role in setting clear consequences for their son is vital in making sure he stays to complete the rehab program, such as communicating that you will no longer support him financially if he chooses to leave before completion.
How do we get him to attend Christian Recovery at Beartooth Men’s Rehab if he does not desire to?
That issue needs to be worked through by the parents or guardians. We encourage parents to make it very clear that they will no longer support the young man in any way unless he goes through the program and breaks his habits of addiction and problematic behavior. This firm but the loving approach is usually very effective in convincing the young man to get the help he needs.
What should he bring with him?
Two packages of over-the-calf socks, regular plain tee shirts (with short sleeves, not sleeveless with no print or anything on them) and brief underwear (not boxer-shorts, they do not give the support needed for men during ranch activities), gym shorts, and tennis or gym shoes, swim trunks (not brief type) plain hooded sweatshirt, canvas Carhartt style winter work coat, hat, and gloves. Wrangler cowboy bootcut jeans at least 5-7 pairs, Western-style snappy shirts 5-7, Cowboy boots the pull-on type with riding heal, sturdy work boots, and dress pants for mass and going to town. All other equipment will be issued once he arrives here.
Are cell phones or iPods allowed?
Cell phones, iPods, laptops, or portable media devices are prohibited. Let your son know that no electronic media devices will be permitted at Beartooth Men’s Rehab. If brought with them, they will be removed from the young man’s possession and locked away until he finishes the program. They will then be returned at the time of discharge.
My son smokes. Is there smoking allowed at Beartooth Men’s Rehab?
We do not allow cigarette use at Beartooth Men’s Rehab or anywhere on our ranch. Cigarette use is considered a gateway addiction. We find we are more effective at helping young men learn a healthy lifestyle and make better choices if we keep cigarettes out of their daily environment. If your son smokes a pack or more of cigarettes a day upon request, he will be provided nicotine patches or gum to step him down from his cravings for four weeks. After that, he should be over his withdrawals from the nicotine.
Will my son attend Church services?
Yes. All the young men at Beartooth Men’s Rehab attend the weekly Catholic Mass at Our Lady of The Valley Parish, a few miles from the ranch. We all attend as a family community. If your son is not Catholic, he will still participate in mass to grow spiritually from reading scripture and the words of encouragement from the priest.
Will my son get to ride a horse every day?
No, we do not ride horses every day. We use horses for ranch work and sometimes for leisure. Also, we need time to get to know each young man’s abilities and develop a level of trust and responsibility within him before he is allowed to learn to work with and ride a horse (this usually takes a month).
Will my son get to pick and choose which activities or “jobs” he will take part in while at the ranch?
Not until he has completed the first 120 days of the program and has learned to do the work assigned to him with a positive attitude. When the young man has demonstrated that he is responsible and trustworthy in completing the task given to him, he may get to choose which work project presently happening on the ranch that he would prefer to work on.
Please note: The programs and therapy listed on our website are aspects of our daily life on a working cattle ranch and are integrated within our main Beartooth Men’s Rehab program. Students participate in the daily ranch activities that are an organic part of real ranch life and work. Students do not get to pick and choose what activities they want to do each day. This teaches a young man to go beyond himself, become part of something bigger than himself, and learn to do what is required and needed, not what he finds pleasing to himself. Also note that not every activity listed is offered daily, and many are available only when the season or weather permits.
Our program is located on a remote rural ranch in back-to-basics, frontier-style buildings without frills. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations for your son in a resort-like setting, this is not the place to send him.
If you want your son to appreciate and not take for granted what has been provided for him by you, then our Ranch is the place to help him grow in appreciation and thanksgiving for all that he has received in his life. Young men that engage in our program leave here with a deeper respect for authority, self-discipline, and a new work ethic that will help them be successful in holding down a job or going to college.