At Turning Winds, we believe that the positive link between exercise and healthy life choices is pretty strong. Therefore, our student participates in daily exercise. We believe that the positive effects of physical activity extend beyond the short-term therapeutic intervention. Learning to use exercise as a positive life choice helps our students remain strong in their long term recovery process.

The truth is that active youth who exercise regularly are less depressed than inactive teens. Daily exercise as a lifestyle choice is not only important for treating substance abuse and depression but also in preventing relapse.

At Turning Winds, we use exercise as an important element of each client’s treatment plan.

The Benefits of Community Service

Most “troubled teens” do not have a great deal of community service experience. Prior to their enrollment into Turning Winds, our students have been self-focused and self-absorbed. Self-centeredness is known to be a major precursor to depression, which can lead to drug and alcohol abuse.

In the most positive light, community service teaches teenagers to look beyond themselves and to experience how helping others are naturally therapeutic.

Young people who regularly participate in community service are more likely to make positive lifestyle choices and remain committed to a positive vision for their lives. The combination of physical fitness and community service is a major reason why Turning Winds students are successful after they return home.

Turning Winds Academic Institute is a therapeutic boarding school in Montana offering help for troubled teens from neighboring states such as Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and California, as well as the entire U.S. We are internationally accredited, and have enrolled boys and girls from virtually every habitable continent in the world. For more information about enrollment please call 800-845-1380.


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