Today on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers, Dr. Drew revisits Xiomara, a 15-year-old teen who was on the show last year and was at a dangerous weight of 417 lbs. After spending months at Wellspring Academy of California – where she lost 100 pounds in four months! – Dr. Drew speaks with her about her new body and her new outlook on life.
Wellspring is the leading organization of weight loss camps and residential treatment programs for overweight children, adolescents, families, and adults. Wellspring programs allow young people who are struggling with their weight to lose weight and change their lives for the better.
The clinical professionals at Wellspring are among the world’s leading experts in weight loss, and Wellspring programs have achieved the best results ever recorded for non-surgical weight loss programs for children, adolescents or adults.
Wellspring operates two types of programs for children, adolescents and young adults. Wellspring Academies are revolutionary year-round boarding schools intended for maximum weight loss and behavioral change, with campuses in California and North Carolina.
Wellspring also offers camps, 1-week to 12-week summer camps located throughout the U.S. and U.K.
Wellspring alumni are extraordinary individuals who made the choice to face their challenges and adopt a new, healthy lifestyle. Students arrive at Wellspring with much in common—a shared history of struggling with weight and the need to change some major parts of their lifestyle. However, they leave with even more in common, including many pounds lost, a renewed confidence in their abilities, and a lifelong dedication to their own wellness.
Wellspring understands that having the support of family is a vital component of a camper’s long-term weight loss success. It is important that families are integrated into the Wellspring experience, and Family Workshops are held at the end of camp sessions.