The student will live in Hope by the Sea's college home while enrolled in the college program. The main focus is on the client's continued sobriety, while incorporating school into their life. Working a part time job is absolutely NOT an option during the first 3 stages of the program, and is highly discouraged during the 4th stage as well. The reason for this is due to the increasing school work load the student will be encountering. Furthermore, a vehicle is NOT an option during the first 3 stages and is also discouraged for the 4th stage. We understand increased freedom is a desire for many clients, but we must remember that sobriety and school are the focal points, and recall that the client's unchecked freedom is what placed them in their current situation to begin with. Transportation to and from the center, school, and activities is provided.
Hope Academy's College Sober living homes are safe, drug-and alcohol-free environments in which peers can support each other in their sobriety while beginning their new adventure towards collegiate success. Staff at our sober living homes are often recovering addicts and alcoholics themselves, and are able to provide support and advice to people who are newly sober. Clients will be surrounded by like minded residents, will continue attendance to 12-step meetings and other therapeutic activities, and have scheduled study periods to focus on their school work. In this way, our drug treatment program provides patients with useful skills that facilitate their transition back to the real world.
House Rules (pdf)