All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
Sober College, the premier substance-use and co-occurring disorder treatment center for young adults, recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of opening their new 30,000 sq. ft. Therapeutic Learning Center. With a professional music recording studio, visual arts studio, television, and film studio, yoga studio and modern academic classrooms, the new Center allows Sober College clients to further their clinical and recovery work with creative, academic and fitness activities that encourage passion development.
“We know, from 12 years of working with young adults, that their long-term success is going to require an emotional attachment to the idea and the experience of being sober and healthy,” says co-founder and CEO Mindi Pfeifer, LCSW. “That is why, in addition to our top-notch clinical team and comprehensive life-skills program, we offer our clients opportunities to have fun in sobriety and discover their passions and interests outside of drug and alcohol use.”
“We are really excited that we’ve added some additional clinical programming as well this past year,” reports Clinical Systems Director Dr. Holly Daniels, LMFT. “We’ve developed a detox program for our male clients, including a full-time nursing staff in addition to our psychiatrist and medical doctor. Our clinical team, counselors and house staff have had 8 hours of intensive training in DBT Skills so that we can better meet the needs of our clients. We’ve been able to boost our trauma support by implementing Somatic Experiencing as well as EMDR therapies onsite. And of course, we still offer our 3-credit college courses on-site as well.”
In addition to the clinical and creative arts programs, Sober College’s robust fitness program including mountain biking, climbing and kick-boxing and their experiential therapies including surf therapy, trapeze therapy, and equine therapy are still in full swing. “We are continuing to grow and work hard to provide the best treatment and transition experience we can for our young adult clients,” says Pfeifer. “Our clients are usually with us for 8 to 9 months, and we want to make sure that when they leave here they have the skills they need to live their best lives.”
About Sober College
At Sober College, we examine and manage addiction treatment from a brain perspective. And it is under this umbrella of understanding - that addiction is a primary and chronic disease of the brain - that Sober College’s highly trained team of experts has developed a comprehensive, long-term, creative, refreshingly real and frankly, fun approach to healing for young adults (ages 18 - 26). Here, we encourage young adults to revel in sobriety by exploring life and all its possibilities while still in rehab. From continuing their education with our unparalleled, on-site, accredited college program to discovering passion in music with our resident rock star, from finding fitness, directing films and engaging in auto shop to testing boundaries with skydiving and showing off their gifts at monthly talent shows, we lead our clients down a path of self-discovery and self-expression to find self-esteem and self-determination. This is a treatment program that redefines rehab. Period.