Do you offer family support?
Yes! Entering a long-term treatment program is something a person cannot do without the support of their families. For this reason, we provide family support as much as possible. We have a John Volken Academy support group for each location, family liaisons, and Program Directors whom you will be connected with when your loved one enters the program.
How can I, as a family member or friend, support my loved one in the John Volken Academy?
We fully understand the stress and fear family members experience with a loved one struggling with addiction. You play an important role in addiction recovery. Your support requires patience, tough love, and faith.
The best way in which you can be of support to your student is to allow them to complete their commitment to the program so they can fully heal and recover. Encourage them and love them from a distance. More importantly, support them in graduating from the program. Here they will remain safe with us, have opportunities to grow and learn, and a chance to heal their potentially broken relationships with you.
What do I need to know as a family member or friend of a loved one entering the JVA?
Your student will need to go through our application process, which includes a medical evaluation. Once accepted, transportation to our facility will be required however, if they plan to fly to one of our locations, we transport them from the airport to our location (see list of acceptable airports). There also is a one-time, in-take fee of $5,000 plus a $2,000 incidental fee. Whatever incidental fee is unused will be refunded when the student graduates. These fees will need to be paid before they are able to enter into our treatment program. After that, there is a short blackout period in which there will be no communication. As the student progresses through the program, they will gain more opportunities to be in touch with others through the mail, email, and telephone calls.
"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."
I can not thank them enough!"