Ohio Valley Teen Challenge

Ohio Valley Teen Challenge


Based in Youngstown, Ohio, the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge provides Christian-based treatment to men 18 and older who are dealing with substance abuse. Treatment lasts 12-14 months. Medically-monitored detoxification is not available on-site. The company also operates a women’s center, Teen Challenge of the Firelands, in Ohio.


As the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge program is rooted in Christian values, clients will participate in Biblical teachings, daily prayer and worship, and pastoral counseling. The center does not utilize evidence-based therapies and is not based in 12-step programming.

Prior to admission, clients must obtain a TB test and a sports physical.

The first four weeks of treatment is an orientation to introduce students to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the rules of the facility. Residents will participate in a work experience program where they will trained to do jobs like cooking, grounds maintenance, and more. GED education is allowed during the second half of treatment.

Clients will work individually and in groups to study Bible verses and memorize scripture. They will also participate in community service, off-campus recreational activities, and peer mentoring.


Ohio Valley Teen Challenge employs pastors, an intake coordinator, and staff mentors but does not staff licensed counselors.


The facility is smoke-free and no nicotine products are permitted on campus. Amenities include a recreation room and an exercise/weight room, as well as an outdoor basketball court. The one loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com during the time of this writing gave the facility five out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.


To date, Best-rehabs.com has not yet received feedback from Ohio Valley Teen Challenge alumni. On Google, five reviewers gave the facility a near-perfect 4.8 out of five stars. [1]

On the center’s Facebook page, which it can manage, 48 reviewers gave it a perfect five-star rating. Jill wrote in a representative review: “This is truly an amazing place. It will not only change the individuals life but effect all those around them. Literally for years to come. Very thankful for this organization and what it does for the community. Truly rebuilding people everyday!” [2]


One loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com awarded perfect five out of five stars to the center’s treatment effectiveness and accommodations and indicated that they’d recommend the facility. The anonymous reviewer gave mediocre ratings to the facility’s exercise and holistic activities, its affordability and cleanliness, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Though the reviewer gave two out of five ratings to the center’s counseling options and family participation, they called the center “awesome and very inspirational.”


A non-refundable $1,000 admission fee must be paid prior to treatment. Tuition is based on a sliding scale of the family’s income and financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals. Insurance is not accepted.


Reviews about Ohio Valley Teen Challenge

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  • From the moment you enter the doors at Adult & Teen Challenge Ohio Valley you will feel and see the love for God flowing through all staff members and clients there. It is truly amazing. Now with H.O.P.E. Counseling and Addiction services being added, Teen Challenge has added licensed medical and clinical staff to increase programming and the overall care being provided to you and your loved one without jeopardizing the Mission or Values already established.
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  • Staff, brothers, God, were all strengths. Rules should be revised. Awesome and very inspirational