In addition to trapeze, activities like surfing and indoor skydiving can have a tremendous and profound impact on the emotional well-being of young adults in recovery. Our experiential therapies, in the hands of trained professionals can undo years of emotional staleness and help our students begin to once again connect with their emotions, feelings and related behaviors. Dr. Therese Moriarty and Sober College have worked out a relationship that allows each new student to receive a mini-screening. The screenings test attention, concentration, executive functioning, verbal and visual memory, and several Continue Reading »
Clinical Program with Innovative & Experiential Therapies, Neuropsychology & Dual Diagnosis Treatment.
Sober College and Woodbury University Mission Statement “Guided by the principles of both institutions, Woodbury University and Sober College partner to provide a program of distinction that intertwines the best of addiction treatment and recovery with uncompromising excellence in academics. In its’ purest form, the Certificate of General Studies, focused on those in recovery from addiction, introduces or re-introduces its’ participating students to an experience of higher education. On a macro level, with the unique needs of addiction recovery community in mind, this partnership will create a combined education and Continue Reading »
Life Skills is defined as the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life, especially skills in communication and literacy, decision-making, occupational requirements, problem-solving, time management and planning.” Achievement in Life Skills is a combined practical and learning approach. This combination allows a participant to gain greater competency in both personal life skills and relational life skills. Like sobriety and service work, Sober College likes to draw outside the lines when introducing life skills to its clients, newly sober young adults. Melissa Bergen, author of the vegan cookbook Continue Reading »
“The Mud Run signifies the best of what Sober College is about. It shows us at our best as a community. Faculty and students alike participate in a single event that showcases SOBER FUN, PHYSICAL FITNESS, and SERVICE WORK.” – Robert Pfeifer, MSW – Founder Calabasas, CA (September 27) – Over one thousand people participated in the Fifth Annual Malibu Canyon Dirt Dash this past weekend. They ran the 5K, 10K, or the 5K Mud Run. Eighteen of the runners in the Mud Run were Sober College students and staff. Continue Reading »
Young adults new to recovery need to feel a sense of belonging as they move from their old life to a new and different one. The first Sober College campus in Woodland Hills, CA just outside Los Angeles, provides access to one of the most exciting young adult recovery communities. Specialized young adult 12-Step meetings are sought out and attended. Learning to have fun is another challenge for young adults, new or struggling with addiction. Campus locations provide numerous options for activities. Recreational, social and cultural activities are all part Continue Reading »