NPR – The Trouble with the ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry – Some claim these programs are harmful. Some centers or facilities create environments where abuse is possible. And the industry is lucrative. Utah’s “troubled teen” industry is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it is government money or covered by insurance programs, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. What does enrolling in a behavioral treatment program entail? How effective are these programs? We explore those questions and more.