All Kinds of News for September 12, 2018
In Balance Collegiate Living program, located right across the street from the University of Arizona, just celebrated its first year open. It has been full since its inception, with 14 young men who are going to college either at Pima Community College or University of Arizona. It is a structured aftercare program that has the same structure and principles as the Transitional Living program, which has been open since 2006, except that In Balance Collegiate Living has added academic support in the form of a full time academic advisor, 5 subject specific tutors, 3 study sessions/week and an integration with the University of Arizona’s recovery program Wildcat’s Anonymous. Just like the Transitional Living program and the Sober High School, these young men will have weekly life skills, weekly healthy eating classes, 12 step immersion, weekly individual therapy, every other week family therapy, 2 process groups a week, 11 clubs and recreational activities offered a week, multiple trips a year, and 24/7 awake staff (60% of which are alumni of the program).
In Balance Young Adult is an aftercare community serving young men, 17.5 to 28 year olds with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders who have successfully completed primary care. In Balance’s young adult services include In Balance Transitional Living Program for young men seeking employment, internships, volunteer positions while gathering extensive life skills, clinical support and 12 step recovery. It also includes In Balance Young Adult Sober High School, which allows young men, who are ready to experience some independence but still need to graduate high school while living in the Transitional Living program. These young men track as young adults but go to our specially designed sober high school four days/week for individualized assistance from our academic director and 3 other teachers. In Balance also has 5 affordable Young Adult Sober Living houses where young men can step down for 30 days, 3 years or however long they need. These houses provide structure, support with independence and the opportunity to stay connected with the In Balance program and their community.
Lastly, the newest addition to the In Balance Young Adult continuum is In Balance Collegiate Living program. In Balance Collegiate Living has partnered with the University of Arizona’s Wildcat’s Anonymous program, which is their Collegiate Recovery Center. In Balance young adults have season tickets to the Wildcat’s football games and basketball games. In Balance is hosting the University of Arizona every week, for sober tailgates on In Balance’s campus. This is to promote healthy, college experiences while sober and while safe. One student remarked “I did not think I was going to be able to enjoy college football, tailgating or really anything in college sober, now I know I was completely wrong, I can.” In Balance continues to cultivate this relationship with the University of Arizona, resulting in joint recovery endeavors, sober college experiences and even joint recovery trips.
About In Balance Continuum of Care
In Balance Continuum of Care is a family owned and operated group of programs opened in 1996. It consists of In Balance Intensive Outpatient program, which serves adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, three days a week in Tucson, AZ, In Balance Academy, a nationally renowned therapeutic boarding school for young men (13-17.5 years) with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, and In Balance Young Adult, which serves young men, 17.5-28 years of age who have substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and need a structured aftercare program following primary care.
All of In Balance’s therapeutic services are licensed and Joint Commission accredited.