Application Forms

Applying for our program is simple. Contact us and/or submit your application through our website. One of our Program Directors will get in touch with you. You must complete the following before your application is accepted and you can enroll as a student:


A TB test must have been performed within the last year with the date of the exam and test results faxed to our office or provided on the Pre-Admission Medical Evaluation.


You must be medically stabilized with the proper psychiatric support and mood stabilizing medications in place.


Each location has different rules on drug replacement therapy, depending on local laws and staff resources. Please ask our Program Directors at the site you want to apply to for more information. All applicants must be detoxed from illicit drugs before entering the program.

Along with the PRE-ADMISSION MEDICAL EVALUATION filled out by your doctor, you will also need to fill out the ADMISSION APPLICATION. Both forms must be filled out in full; if any information is missing, this will hold up the application process.

In the application, we will provide you a list of acceptable items to bring with you to the JVA, as well as our rules and standards.

Call 1-855-592-3001 to speak directly with us for more information.

How to prepare for entering the
John Volken Academy

There is little you need to do to prepare for the John Volken Academy. All you need to do is contact us through our website and/or fill out the two online applications in full; then, we will give you a call. You will need to get the proper medical examinations as well as a pass TB test. Once that is complete, and your applications are submitted and accepted, you will be ready to enter the John Volken Academy. From there, our staff will reach out to you and help you get your legal affairs in order if necessary. Please be sure to have a valid ID(s) with you. If you do not have a valid ID, please let us know. Medications and medical conditions must be disclosed on our application before entering the facility.

Most of all, take a big breath.

We know this can be an overwhelming and challenging time. You will be embarking upon the best opportunity available to overcome your addiction. We are here to support you. You will find there is an entire community ready to bring you into the fold to support you and guide you through this journey.

"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