Substance Abuse Recovery

  • 12-Steps modified for teenagers
  • Narcotics Anonymous and/or AA meetings 5-7 days per week
  • Focus on Natural Highs Healthy Risk Taking
  • Weekly attendance at Natural Highs Class
  • Substance abuse and self-destructive behavior Relapse Prevention curriculum


Counseling and Family Program

  • Weekly individual counseling sessions
  • Group therapy 3-4 times per week
  • Family sessions 2-4 times per month (in person or by phone)
  • Development of a Coming Home Contract


Relationship Skills

  • Identifying true friends vs. “frenemies”
  • Understanding how to get needs met (“The Attachment Cycle”)
  • Self-responsible communication skills (language that conveys taking responsibility for one’s part in relationships and stating needs in a mature way)


Life Skills

  • Dragon Fire Life Skills Curriculum (download syllabus)
  • Job skills and resume building
  • Passion projects



  • Daily Fitness: yoga, cross fit and martial arts
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Whole foods diet
  • Supplements


Wilderness Therapy and Travel

  • 3-5 day backpacking, camping, rock climbing, snowshoeing or rafting trips per month.
  • Occasional cultural immersion trips to New Mexico to meet with Chicano and Native American teenagers
  • Annual volunteer trip to Mission Wolf


12-18 hours per week are dedicated to catching up, keeping up or getting ahead in school.


The transition home and the six months to a year after a program are critical times for teens and families. We have a menu of options for aftercare from which to choose.

  • 6 weeks of weekly aftercare sessions with a Fire Mountain counselor are included with tuition
  • 6 and 12 month programs are available for both local and out of region families.
  • A detailed menu of affordable options will be emailed upon request.