Newport Academy Featured in "BREAKING POINTS" Documentary Exploring Drug Abuse by America's Youth

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New film focuses on why students are using prescription stimulants to get ahead in school

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Newport Academy, a leading treatment center for teens that specializes in

mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and eating disorders, is proud to announce their involvement in the new documentary by The Partnership for Drug - Free Kids, BREAKING POINTS.

Directed by Tucker Capps, the film goes in depth to explore the high levels of stress and anxiety that students nationwide face and the dangerous choices some are making to deal with the various pressures in their lives. For 30-minutes, viewers are given an inside look into the abuse of Rx stimulants for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and hear from high school and college students from across the country about their personal experiences dealing with everyday stress.

The documentary also features Newport Academy alumni as well as Founder and CEO, Jamison Monroe, who provides his expertise on the subject matter and further explains why students are turning to drugs to deal with excessive amounts of stress and pressure. Monroe discusses what parents and school systems can do to help teens excel without abusing prescription medication.

"Today's pressures to achieve academic success are greater than ever and come from peers, school systems and parents," said CEO of Newport Academy, Jamison Monroe. "Many teens find that turning to stimulants can be a quick fix to achieve happiness, however it is not a long term solution and plays into the larger issue of how we can improve the system so the need to abuse such drugs is diminished."

The film can be viewed at For more information on Jamison Monroe and Newport Academy, please visit

About Newport Academy

Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a compassionate, family-systems approach to treatment, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, recovery-based therapeutic day schools, and day treatment. Newport Academy nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families. Experts include MDs, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Registered Dieticians, Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, Teachers, and more.

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