As an age-specific treatment provider, Sober College offers substance abuse & mental health treatment designed specifically to meet your child’s unique needs.
Since 2005, Sober College has been helping young adult men and women ages 18 to 26 overcome their struggles with drug & alcohol abuse and learn the tools they need to lead fulfilling, independent, and successful, sober lives after treatment.
“We take the methods of traditional rehab a step further by providing care that is relevant to the specific challenges young adults face.“
Our one-of-a-kind drug treatment program, centered on Five Core Competencies, is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of this population. Recovery at a young age can feel like a lonely path, but at Sober College, we offer our clients a supportive environment, along with the tools they need to develop passions, build connections, and gain independence.
As part of our treatment program, we help young people regain their sense of self. Our caring staff of medical professionals, counselors, and educators will help them recover from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as find joy and purpose in meaningful activities. They’ll be exposed to people their own age who have faced similar problems and learn valuable life skills. Best of all, at Sober College, they’ll be able to continue their education while conquering addiction.
As young brains develop, they’re more vulnerable to developing habits that stimulate the “reward” centers of their brain. Certain drugs trigger the release of a chemical called dopamine, which is sometimes called “the pleasure hormone.” These drugs simulate the rush of dopamine that would otherwise occur naturally in the body as a result of positive interactions — like spending time with friends, engaging in activities they love, or accomplishing something they’re proud of.
Find Out If Sober College’s Young Adult Rehab is Right for Your Child
Your child isn’t like anyone else and their experience with addiction is just as unique. We want to learn more about your child and what they need to live a happy, healthy life. Give us a call us at 800.465.0142 or fill out a contact form.
Keep reading to learn more about our innovative age-specific approach to clinical, life skills training, passion development, family therpy, educational & vocational, and community development programming.
Why Choose Our Innovative Program for Young Adults & Teens
Our young adult treatment centers provide teens and young adults with rehab programs that help them recover while giving them a sense of normalcy and positive interactions with people their own age. Learn more about what Sober College can offer your child:
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment: Young adults are still developing physically, mentally, and emotionally. Substance abuse can affect the way the brain develops, the way mental health symptoms present, and how your child copes with stress and other challenges. We provide a dual-diagnosis treatment model that incorporates more traditional individual and group therapy, as well non-traditional therapies to best meet your child’s needs.
- Expert Clinical Staff: Our expert staff includes a team of psychiatrists, medical doctors, neuropsychologists, and therapists — each of whom are uniquely qualified to assess and treat substance abuse and mental health disorders in this age group co-currently, better preparing clients for long-term success.
- An Individualized Treatment Team: Each client is matched with an individual therapist, counselor, and an academic and vocational coach to guide them through the recovery process.
- Experiential Therapies: We believe that effective therapy doesn’t always have to happen in an office. By trying something new and participating in experiential therapies, like surf and trapeze, young adults are able to experience stress and fear in a safe environment, gain a better understanding of these feelings, and learn to cope with them in recovery.
- Building Life Skills for Independent Living: Developing independence is key to fostering confidence and the feelings of self-worth that are vital to long-term recovery from substance abuse. By building valuable life skills, your child will learn to function independently — throughout the recovery experience and beyond.
- Preparing Clients for Successful, Sober Lives: Sober College offers training in both personal life skills (e.g. money management and cooking) and relational life skills (e.g. decision making and time management). The ability to manage all of these responsibilities can minimize stressors that may trigger relapse.
- Practice Developing Healthy Relationship Skills: We also teach clients the skills to develop healthy relationships with peers not centered around drugs and alcohol. Building these relationships is crucial to their happiness and overall well-being.
- Discovering or Rediscovering Passion is Vital to Young Adult Recovery: Our treatment model is designed to treat the whole person — not just their problem with drugs and alcohol. Whether your child is or was interested in the music, film, visual arts, sports, writing, or any other activity, Sober College will help your child discover activities they’re excited about, and how to enjoy a fulfilling, drug-free life.
- On-Site Programs, Music, Film & Visual Arts Studios, Sports & More: Developing passion is critical to successful sobriety. From yoga to competitive team sports, from computer programming to surfing, Sober College offers a wide array of options for your child to enjoy. Our treatment centers are equipped with such amenities as on-site music recording and film broadcast studios and more to help them find or reignite their passion while recovering.
- Receive Weekly Phone Calls from Your Child’s Counselor: Parents receive weekly phone calls from their child’s counselor updating them on their loved ones’ progress in the program.
- Family Therapy Workshops that Foster Healing: Loved ones are often deeply impacted by the damage of substance abuse. Sober College hosts family weekend workshops where clients and their families come together to heal. Outside of these family weekends, we also offer group therapy and individual therapy sessions that can be arranged through your child’s counselor upon request.
- Parents are Invited to Talent Shows & Community Events: Parents and loved ones are invited to attend community events at Sober College, including Talent Shows and Community Education events.
- The Positive Effects of Education on Addiction: Young adults should not have to put their education on hold to get the help they need. By offering educational and vocational training early on in the recovery process, we help reverse the the damaging effects of drug and alcohol use on the brain. Pursuing educational goals can give a sense of purpose, and motivation to work toward a successful, sober future.
- From High School Completion to Graduation: Whether your child is in school, withdrew or left due to poor performance, has not completed high school, or just needs direction for the future, Sober College can help. Our unique partnership with Woodbury University and our extensive academic and vocational support team helps our clients prepare for the future.
- Rolling Admissions and College Credit On-Site: Clients can earn up to 15 college credits from nationally- and regionally-accredited Woodbury University on-site at Sober College while in treatment. By offering rolling-admissions, clients can start anytime.
- Masters & Doctorate Level Professors On-Site: As the only addiction rehab program that offers college credits on-site, Sober College provides a college classroom experience in a safe, supportive environment — right on site. By taking part in a true classroom experience while in rehab, clients are better prepared for university life after they leave treatment. Small class sizes ensure your child receives the attention they need from Masters and Doctorate-level adjunct professors on our campus.
- Personalized Academic Coaching: During their stay, your child will have a personal Academic Coach who will help them stay on track and guide them through the pursuit of their academic or vocational goals.
- Social Connections Are Critical to Long-Term Recovery: By building healthy relationships, your child can develop meaningful connections without drugs or alcohol and receive the support of others who have been in their shoes. Pitfalls are always easier to navigate with the help of a supportive friend.
- Developing Healthy Relationships Without Drugs & Alcohol: Interacting with other young adults can help your child learn the social skills needed to navigate difficult situations in the future. Your child will be better able to avoid the wrong crowds and connect with others who share similar values.
Have questions regarding our one-of-a-kind treatment program for young adults?
Call 800.465.0142 to speak with an admissions counselor.