How It Works
Every client at Sober College has their own hand-picked treatment team consisting of a counselor, academic coach, therapist, psychiatrist & neuropsychologist(if needed), and house manager to ensure that they are maintaining a well-rounded and balanced drug treatment program throughout their stay.
A Unique and Integrated Treatment Curriculum
Sober College’s treatment program is designed specifically for young adults age 17-26 and their specific needs. The treatment curriculum at Sober College is designed to build competencies in Sobriety, Life Skills, Physical Fitness, Academics, and Emotional Intelligence. Essentially each student is given a counselor, coach, mentor, psychiatrist, and therapist for each of the Five Core Competencies. They make up the students treatment team who communicate weekly about the students progress. This ensures that each student is able to succeed individually, as well as part of Sober College Community as a whole.
Our unique treatment program allows residents to work one-on-one with the members of their treatment team to develop a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to them and outlines what they will need to maintain long-term sobriety and lead a successful life. While at Sober College, clients will work toward their goals and gain the skills necessary to succeed while in treatment, and slowly begin to apply these skills to real life situations as they move through the Sober College program on their path to independent living.
The Five Core Competencies:
- Sobriety – a life free of mind and mood altering substances;
- Life Skills – ability to manage stress and daily challenges;
- Productivity – advancement in vocation and/or education;
- Emotional Intelligence – effective management of feelings and emotions;
- Fitness – being of sound mind and body.
The Concept of Sober College is based on three core ideas:
- Age Specific Treatment – Treatment and recovery for young adults is more effective when they are surrounded by others their same age.
- Attraction Based – Given the right environment, young adults will respond positively.
- Time – The longer a young adult can be in a treatment environment, the better the chances for lasting success.
Newly Sober Young Adults or those needing to be in a sober and controlled environment have specific challenges that are often overlooked by traditional transitional programs, sober living environments and educational settings. The Sober College response comes in the form of our integrated curriculum, which frames the program for delivering life skills to participants.