John Volken Academy is a Therapeutic Community.
That means we’re in this together.
The John Volken Academy addiction recovery program is modeled after the therapeutic community approach to addiction treatment, providing students with healthy lifestyle changes needed to live successful and sober lives, in the long term. The treatment programs are supported by a board of directors and receive consultation from addiction professionals and healthy-living specialists. Combining the therapeutic community approach with professional guidance makes this program extremely effective and truly life-changing.
Community is the healing mechanism.
A Therapeutic Community (TC) is a group based, highly structured and powerful treatment approach to addiction recovery. The community at JVA is the strongest healing mechanism of the program.
4 Essentials for getting your life back:
#1 Address the Root Causes of Addiction.
The underlying causes of addiction must be addressed for long-term recovery. JVA addresses root causes and trauma through group and peer counseling. Grow your self awareness. And in a safe place, process through the real reason you were driven to addiction.
#2 Healing the Brain
In addition to the appropriate support, the essential element to healing from an addiction is good old fashioned time. Committing to a two year program is a huge step, but that’s how long it takes for true addiction recovery.
#3 Adopt a New Lifestyle
Changing habits and behaviours takes time and practice. Once a person has recovered from the physicality of addiction, it’s time to form a new way of living. Days at JVA are filled with community meals, job-training, events and outings. At each of our facilities there is ample opportunity for working out and getting into nature as well.
#4 Building Tools to Stay Sober
Getting sober is one thing. But it’s absolutely necessary to build the tools and skills for long term sobriety in order to be as prepared as possible for life after the program. Students are given opportunities to re-enter the workforce, find appropriate housing and receive coaching on difficult situations that will undoubtedly come up after completing the program.