Cocaine addiction has been researched by many people in the medical field. The University of Cambridge has found a difference between recreational cocaine users, and cocaine addicts. Dr Karen Ersche and her team acquired results of brain scan tests that indicates recreational users have a larger “frontal lobe” in the brain which serves as the decision and self-control center. Having a difference in their brain structure shows that cocaine addicts are not at fault for their use and proves that it is a “disease”. Dr. Ersche says that “…preventative strategies might be more effective if they were tailored more closely to those individuals at risk according to their personality profile and brain structure.”
Sober College and its young adult treatment program does exactly that. It looks at each student who enter the facility and determines what would work for them as an individual.Consequently there are five levels of core competencies: sobriety, emotional intelligence, life skills, fitness, and productivity along with a treatment team that administers the correct program to help each student be successful in their own way.
While tailoring the program to each student allows them to shine and accomplish more in treatment, which allows them success in their sobriety when upon graduation. The way the teams work to help students gives the opportunity for students to learn more lessons than they might in a traditional treatment center. Sober College and their young adult treatment program is a perfect combination of flexibility and structure that gives students a greater opportunity for success.
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