Newport Academy was founded in 2009 by Jamison Monroe for teenagers dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. Monroe had dealt with his own addiction issues and founded Newport Academy in his late 20s.
The luxury rehab center offers treatment to individuals 12- to 18-years old. Newport Academy treats teens suffering from addiction and other disorders through tailor-made recovery programs. The residential rehab facility treats multiple issues including eating disorders, depression, and suicidal ideation in addition to alcohol and drug addiction.
The original Academy facility is situated in Orange, California. The residential treatment center is incredibly unique as teenagers can gain fully transferrable high school credits. It allows fellows to both gain sobriety and improve their chances of graduating from high school.
The original facility resides in a Spanish-style home surrounded by lush gardens. A horse stable is located on the grounds allowing residents to experience equine therapy during a stay. Newport Academy hosts a maximum of 12 fellows at one time. The luxury rehab center offers placement for six boys and six girls at a time, and segregates residents by gender to allow gender-specific treatment.
Newport Academy’s focus on education makes it unique compared to other teen treatment facilities. The rehab center has a sober high school with a one staff member to three student ratio. Students can attend the sober high school without attending Newport Academy’s residential program.
The rehab center’s residents are segregated on different campuses where they receive college prep classes, high school curriculum classes, and GED lessons from fully licensed teachers. Special programming is offered by the academy’s sober high school to keep students from relapsing.