Denton Life of Purpose at The University of North Texas (UNT) is housed in Chilton Hall and directly adjacent to the office of the UNT Collegiate Recovery Program. Denton Life of Purpose serves clients seeking Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and an Academically Focused Aftercare ProgramTM rather than inpatient care.
Student Services at UNT is extremely supportive of our work. Having a university acknowledge the need for collegiate recovery in this way is a game changer for the industry as a whole. Offered as a step-down option from another center’s primary level of care program or purely as a stand-alone program, the Life of Purpose Texas treatment model provides services specifically designed to assist emerging adults who have a desire to attend college.
In addition, we are committed to advancing the field of recovery research through the creation of recovery research hubs within higher education institutions. In April 2016, Life of Purpose funded the creation of the Office of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Recovery Research at the University of North Texas. The office will serve as an important hub for research on alcohol and drug misuse prevention and recovery. Additionally, it will foster internationally recognized research to better understand the impact of substance use and recovery locally as well as globally.
At Life of Purpose, we realize that all of our clients are unique and that each individual’s path to academic success can vary. Upon admission, we assess the needs of each client in order to determine which ancillary services might best aid them in their pursuit of an education. Treatment emphasizes relapse prevention as clients learn to integrate coping skills into real life situations. Clients are linked with services such as tutoring, or in some cases, university student services like those offered through the office of disability.