“At Sober College, we believe in providing young adults the opportunity to rigorously pursue a path to success by achieving balance in sobriety, life skills, productivity, emotional well-being and fitness. As faculty, we understand that success is supporting young adults to achieve can happen only when the authentic concept of college is adhered to on all levels. That is, a group whose members pursue shared goals with working within a framework of mutual trust and respect.”
- Sober College Mission Statement
Sober College is a drug rehab center that specializes in the treatment of young adult, age 17-26, with substance abuse issues and co-occurring disorders. Sober College was opened in 2005 in Woodland Hills, California by Mindi Levins-Pfeifer, LCSW, and Robert Pfeifer, MSW. The Pfeifers saw a need for specialized drug treatment for young adults that allows the residents to gain college and high school credit while in treatment.
The development of the Sober College treatment curriculum came about after years of extensive research, consultation with experts in the treatment of young adults, but most importantly, by knowing young adults and their specific needs. Sobriety will always be the first priority for our students. Additionally, integrated throughout our treatment program is the opportunity to excel in other areas and develop competencies in five core areas. Achievement in these five core competencies will give a young adult the best opportunity for long-term success
Sober College earned its trademark status by being the first and only drug rehab program that offers an on-site collegiate experience where clients have the opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits from a WASC (western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited Institution while in treatment. Sober College is partnered with Woodbury University, a small private university located in Burbank, California. Sober College is the only treatment center to offer on-site college accredited courses. The five signature courses result in the Certificate of General Studies. Students are required to be either working towards a college degree while attending or towards a vocational path.
Our substance abuse treatment curriculum builds competencies in Sobriety, Life Skills, Physical Fitness, Academics, and Emotional Well-Being . Our mission is recovery, giving young adults the skills and treatment necessary to lead lives free from addiction and substance abuse.