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This Program Works

The John Volken Academy Program provides effective, long-term, residential addiction treatment for young men and women.

We not only help our participants get sober, but we teach you important life skills that will help you stay sober.

During your stay, you will attend classes that will advance your education and build character, the cumulation of which will equip you to build the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Mind, Body and Spirit


Recreational & social activities
Leadership & sales training
Modern residences
Develop self-confidence
Healthy, well-balanced meals
And much, much more…

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All it costs is a small one-time intake fee.

The John Volken Academy teaches self-reliance and leading by example operates several enterprises to help pay for our requirements.

In addition, as a registered not-for-profit society, we are sponsored by private charitable foundations, friends of the Academy, and supportive businesses. Therefore, the cost of this long-term residential program is only a one-time intake fee and refundable account for incidentals.

Addiction Treatment That Actually Works

Your loved one will experience an affordable long term addiction recovery program from a team recognized by the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis
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Three World-Class Campuses

British Columbia

"We were in a really tough spot with our daughter. She wouldn't take any advise from us and she was going down a dark path. We knew there were programs out there, but most had two limitations: 1) high monthly cost, and 2) ineffectiveness. Most were short-term programs that just focused on abstinence.
We needed something more, and something we could manage budget wise. John Volken Academy was/is the perfect fit. A 2 yr program that focuses on mental and emotional well being as well as the physical side. Our daughter will return home soon, and we can tell from our regular contact with her that there has been a LOT of change and it is genuine.
If you are in the same spot we were two years ago, PLEASE look into JVA. It will definitely change your life and the life of your loved one."

J Shep

"My son entered the John Volken Academy 15 months ago. The Academy has changed his life. He is far from the young man who first entered the program. He is the person that I always knew he was capable of being, he is no longer trapped in his addiction. The John Volken Academy has given me my son back. I have loved watching his transformation take place over the months that he has been there. His self-esteem and confidence has grown immensely. He has learned and gained life skills that will serve him for the rest of his life. If you have a loved one that is suffering with an addiction, call the JVA, speak to them and learn about their therapeutic community approach. They have saved the lives of so many men and women.
I can not thank them enough!"
Jane Brignone

"I’m writing as a sister who has taken her brother to other rehab programs. This is an incredible program. It’s a two year program which makes sense because fighting addiction is a life commitment not just a week/month rehab and you’ve got things figured out. They have a work program which helps cover the cost as well as looks fantastic on a resume as one transitions from the rehab phase of recovery. To see my brother hit the very bottom, decide to try out another rehab center and then being one of the work program’s best employees. It’s amazing. I did not think I would see my brother hold down another job or even live long enough to resemble the person he once was. Now he is excited for life, has been taking courses in the program to start a business that he has always dreamed out. If you’re reading this far into a review then you have been through a lot, your world has shifted dramatically and you’re doing your best. This is a serious option and for our family it has been the best program and the best price (which unfortunately is a factor). My heart goes out to you as you push through this part of your journey."
Meghan Palmer