For those who are struggling, in recovery from addiction or who simply do not drink, college can be a difficult time. In order to combat this Sober College San Diego, in partnership with Sober College and Woodbury University, offers a collegiate recovery program that supports sober fun and community as well as incorporate academics into the traditional rehab model.
While Sober College San Diego is not your typical collegiate recovery program, participants are encouraged to pursue educational and vocational pursuits as well as participate in sober fun activities that provide clients with new experiences.
Collegiate Recovery at Sober College San Diego
Achieving in the productivity competency, one of the elements of our Five Core Competency treatment model, is dependent upon a clients involvement in some form of education or vocation and is required as part of the sober living program at Sober College San Diego. Because of our location and on-site Academic Counseling and Vocational Training Services, Sober College San Diego clients have several options while in our program to work towards their academic and vocational futures. Whether they choose to do so on-site through Academic Counseling or our Woodbury University Classes, or off-site in one of the surrounding colleges and universities, training school or job locations, clients at Sober College San Diego are supported and encouraged to work towards their futures, creating motivation to stay sober and achieve their goals.
Sober College San Diego offers several options to young adults in or applying to college who find themselves struggling with addiction or sobriety. Whether you are struggling with getting started or applying, having fun and staying sober or academic performance Sober College San Diego can help.
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About Our Collegiate Recovery Community
While Sober College San Diego is not associated with any one college, our sober living apartments are within 15 miles of five universities and colleges in San Diego. Students who find themselves struggling with substance abuse or the constant partying that is present in most college dorms, can look to Sober College San Diego as an option for sober housing while they are in school. Some student may feel they are the only college student who isn’t drinking and Sober College San Diego can help them by providing a community of sober young people who they can connect, party and have fun with in college. While still close enough to get the full college experience, but far enough away to have a safe haven, students find the perfect balance of college and sober fun while at Sober College San Diego.
Academic Counseling Services
Because of substance abuse or addiction, many young adults find themselves struggling to maintain their grades in college or even complete college applications. Other times they may be kicked out of school or on academic probation. Sober College San Diego understands this and offers Academic Counseling Services to help students at any phase of the college process. Whether is help with applying to college, improving grades or transferring, out Academic Counseling Department is dedicated to helping you succeed. Academic coaching, tutoring and consulting are available because Sober College San Diego understands the importance of success in sobriety as well as life long after treatment.
College & Rehab Under One Roof
Sober College San Diego combines rehab and college through its unique partnership with Sober College and Woodbury University. clients are able to enroll in college courses tailored specifically to sober students. Classes are offered on-site to provide students with easy access to instructors and resources without the influence of stressors and triggers found in many college environments. Each class is taught by a visiting professor, and thanks to small class sizes, students are able to receive the one-on-one attention they need during and after class. The professors—as well as the tutors—are in constant communication with the students’ treatment teams to ensure they do not lose focus on their academic pursuits and that clinical issues do not affect their ability to complete the course.
Classes in RecoveryStudents have the ability to earn college credits and even scholarships with successful academic performance. The college credits earned in these courses can be transferred to other colleges, which allows students to waste no time in their academic journey during recovery. The courses offered are designed to help clients in treatment through a variety of methods. They include:
- Creative Writing
- Drugs and Alcohol in Pop Culture
- Health and Wellness
- Public Speaking
- Personal Relationships
Each class focuses on areas that are related to the Five Core Competencies (sobriety, life skills, productivity, emotional intelligence, and fitness). Through these courses, clients can put skills learned in treatment into practice and further develop their understanding of how they improve sobriety. Since the subjects are directly applicable to their everyday experiences, teachers are able to keep students engaged and connected to the topics discussed. Depending on a student’s needs, they may choose to take one class at a time or take several at once. Even students with learning disabilities have the opportunity to take specially-designed classes to help them succeed.
At the end of their academic journey in treatment, students receive a general studies certificate in addition to their college credits. This provides clients with a sense of accomplishment, increased confidence, and satisfaction in knowing when they set their minds to something, they can achieve it. Whether or not a student chooses to continue pursuing academics afterwards is entirely their decision, but Sober College San Diego provides them with a solid foundation, college experience, and credits to start their journey on the right foot.
Regardless of a client’s ultimate goal, academics is an excellent way to engage clients and provide them with the tools they need to be successful in their sobriety. Offering college classes during recovery let’s clients attend college while undergoing treatment and ultimately helps with the transition back into the full college experience.