Residential Rehab Designed Specifically for Young Adults Ages 17 to 26
Residential Drug Treatment at Sober College
Residential treatment at Sober College is unlike any other because while having 24 hour supervision including an awake overnight staff, students of Sober College are also presented with real world situation to help them learn the tools they will need to be successful in life.
You Don’t Have to Put Your Eduction on Hold to Be in Treatment
Sober College is the only residential treatment program that provides students with the opportunity to overcome their alcoholism and addiction and earn college credit from a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited institution by participating in classes on-site at Sober College. Through its partnership with Woodbury University, Sober College and offers five of Woodbury’s classes on site.
Sober College Helps Young Adults Recover from Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Historically young adults, ages 17-26, have been placed in addiction treatment programs with anyone over the age of 18. Sober College founder, Robert Pfeifer, was working in the field of addiction and saw the need for specialized addiction treatment centers for the young adult population.
Sober College Students at the Beach
Upon admission to Sober College, each student is evaluated by our Academic and Clinical Teams to determine their personal treatment plan. Each student has their own personal treatment team consisting of a licensed or licensed eligible therapist, psychiatrist, drug and alcohol counselor, neuropsychologist, academic coach, and house manager. Weekly treatment team meetings are held to ensure that each client is receiving the best, and most up-to-date care available. As each student grows and changes during their time at Sober College, our treatment team adjusts their treatment plan accordingly. The students treatment team moves with them through the different phases of the Sober College program (apart from the counselor and house manager) helping the student to develop true, lasting relationships with their staff as well as their peers.
For over seven years Sober College has been helping young adults struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Many of the housing staff at Sober College, or mentors, went through the Sober College program, and have developed the innate ability to utilize their own experience to help the current students. Students participate in both traditional and nontraditional, individual and group therapy, and we encourage all students to participate in our Experiential Therapy activities such as surfing, indoor skydiving, equine, and trapeze.
Is your son struggling to control his drug and/or alcohol use? Are drugs and alcohol negatively impacting his grades, work performance, relationships etc.?
About Men’s Drug Treatment at Sober College
Sober College Men’s Program at Zuma Beach.
Studies have shown that men naturally have a different response to drugs and alcohol than women, which is why Sober College offers a gender-specific Men’s Drug Rehab Program designed specifically for young men ages 17- 26. Our Men’s Treatment Program consists of three phases: Primary, Apartment, and Sober-Living. The Men’s Primary Program is housed in a single sex, 18 bed home in an upscale neighborhood in Woodland Hills, California. Our men’s houses comes complete with all of the necessary and unnecessary amenities including a movie room, a game room, a pool table, and more. Our Men’s Apartment Program, which is usually for clients that stay four or more months, is located in an apartment complex down the street from the men’s primary house. For those clients in need longer term care, we also offer a men’s sober living home, which is only available to men that have gone through all phases of the Sober College Program.
The Women’s Treatment Program at Sober College is a residential treatment environment that caters exclusively to young women by assisting them in making the necessary life that will support them in their process of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The program is designed to address the Five Core Competencies of the Sober College curriculum – Sobriety, Emotional Well-Being, Life Skills, Productivity, and Physical Fitness – through a unique female lens.
Women’s Treatment Program Goals
We have created a positive and purpose driven model for the Woman’s Treatment Program at Sober College. Initial emphasis is to introduce a functioning basis of physical sobriety. Over the course of a client’s stay we begin utilizing the principles and traditions of the distinctively successful 12 step model, while providing a forum for each girl’s individual goals and aspirations to manifest. The residents have the benefit of gained confidence through active execution of structures within life skills, emotional intelligence, and community welfare. Encouraging anything from enrolling in voice lessons to interning at a veterinarian’s office, we enthusiastically support each of our residents to realize their potential. Our Women’s Program provides a safe environment to recognize the possibilities, identify and work toward real goals, and learn healthy boundaries to support a new healthy sober lifestyle.
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Sober College’s Application can be filled out by the prospective student, their parents, or a loved one.
We encourage anyone who meets our criteria to apply by filling out an admissions application.
Our application and admissions process is designed to be as simple as possible and get you and us the information we need in a timely manner.
Sober College will consider young adults age 17 to 25 in need of a structured environment to deal with issues related to addiction, which in most cases is drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Most of our students are dually diagnosed and working with our on-site psychiatrist for medication management. Our students come in having been to primary treatment and/or having multiple treatment experiences and/or having never been in treatment. We accept both male and female candidates.
We can arrange and provide detox services for those in need.
Interest in academics is not a requirement for admission. Many of our students are pursuing trade or vocational tracks. However, we do offer every resident the opportunity to continue on and/or begin a path to higher education.