Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Is you child’s drug and alcohol addiction affecting their performance in school? Are their friends changing? Are they getting into trouble with the law?
When does someone need Drug and Alcohol Treatment?
Changing friends, getting into trouble, and decrease in school or job performance are tell-tale signs that your child’s drug use is not just experimental. The age at which most young adults begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol is getting younger and younger as the years go on. Many young adults say the first time they drank was as early as 11 years-old. If these young adults become “problem drinkers”, more than likely they will begin to see consequences by the time they get to high school.
How Drug and Alcohol Treatment at Sober College Can Help
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 our program for delivering life skills to participants and providing and young adult-centric curriculum which is specifically tailored to the young adult and to the individual. Sober College uses both traditional and nontraditional methods and therapies that have been proven to help young adults succeed, and promote long-term sobriety.
Sober College’s treatment curriculum uses several different treatment techniques, and therapies to help young adults achieve a well-rounded and balanced sobriety, while preparing them for life after treatment. Our treatment approach includes what we have come to call the Five Core Competencies.
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.
- Environment - 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.
Individualized Treatment Planning
Upon admission each client is assigned their own personal treatment team consisting of a therapist, academic couch, counselor, psychiatrist, and neuropsychologist that will assess them individually and determine their particular treatment needs. They will work closely with their therapist to identify the affect drug and alcohol abuse has had on them personally, whether it be falling grades, their emotional stability, family relationships etc. Together with their treatment team and their peers, they will be able to work through their struggles and learn, and practice the tools they will need to stay sober and be successful long after they leave our care. At Sober College, we strive not only to help our young adults get sober, but also to help them move toward independent living by teaching them the tools they need to live a happy, healthy, and sober life.
Sober College has been successfully helping young adults overcome drug and alcohol addiction for over seven years. Our Treatment Team, consisting of counselors, therapists, academic advisers, mentors, and psychiatrists, has been selected because of their experience working in the field of substance abuse and dual-diagnosis treatment, as well as their experience working with a young adult population. The focus of Sober College is to help each client understand the physical and emotional toll their drug and alcohol abuse has had on them, while using teachable moments to help guide them on the path to a new, healthy, happy and successful sober life.
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College and Rehab Under One Roof
Sober College helps young adults to overcome their addiction, while helping to reignite their motivation to be a successful student. Most of the young adults that come to Sober College are incredibly bright and gifted academically but due to their substance abuse lack motivation for school. Sober College is the only drug rehab program that offers, on-site, rolling admission, WASC accredited college classes through its partnership with Woodbury University, a WASC accredited institution and has been educating students for over 150 years.
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Staff that Truly Understand Addiction, and Sobriety
Majority of the housing staff at Sober College, or Mentors as we call them, have multiple years of sobriety and 60% of our staff are alumni of the program. Their experience allows them to relate to what the clients are going through, and provide support, and hope 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our therapists are all licensed or licensed eligible and specialize in young adult substance abuse. We also have a MD, psychiatrist, and neuropsychologist on staff, all of whom have extensive experience working with young adults struggling with alcohol and drug abuse and addiction.
Sober College has been helping young adults seeking addiction treatment for over seven years. Many of the staff at Sober College went through the program, and have developed the innate ability to utilize their own experience to help the current students.