College Treatment Program
College Treatment in the Northbound Academy emphasizes balancing sobriety with higher educational endeavors. The Program combines the structure of drug and alcohol treatment with college education. This unique combination has proven to be more beneficial and successful than drug and alcohol treatment alone.
Our residential school program provides students with the necessary structure and time to internalize positive change and succeed in college, graduate school, or enter trade school. Our school treatment program lasts anywhere from one semester to a full year, allowing time for each client to experience a structured educational community. Residing in one of the Northbound Treatment Facilities while attending school fosters personal growth, disciplined living, academic success, and teaches clients the value of balancing their recovery with their education. We invite all Parents to participate in our Monthly Family Program to help build mutually respectful and responsible relationships with their loved ones
DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELOR TRAINING TRACK
At the Northbound Academy we provide all the education needed for a person to become a Drug & Alcohol Counselor. The classes are offered online and students take the classes under staff supervision and guidance while in the Northbound Academy. When clients decide to enroll in our Drug & Alcohol Counselor Training Track, not only do they receive an education that will help them become licensed addiction treatment professionals in the future should they decide to do so, but they obtain a greater understanding of their own addiction. The drug and alcohol counselor training track is similar to getting college credit for treatment.
We offer the drug and alcohol counselor training classes through an accredited online distance learning institution. The entire track consists of 39 Classes and equals approximately 272 Units of College Education. Clients who enroll in the Drug and Alcohol Counselor Training Track may not complete all of the classes during one semester in the Northbound Academy, but many have been able to achieve this goal. Once the student has completed the required education and their internship hours, they are qualified to take the California State Licensing Exam to become a licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and work in addiction treatment. The education also meets the requirements of many other state licensing boards across the country.