College Curriculum

Traditionally, emerging adults have been diverted away from higher education due to the view that a university campus represents an “abstinence-hostile” environment. Unfortunately, the lack of upward mobility and perceived stagnation created by this dynamic undermines the progress made in an acute treatment episode and their ability to build and maintain recovery.

College students who have had their education disrupted by substance use are our specialty. We work with each student’s previous college or university to create a comprehensive academic treatment plan. We avoid academic disruption by providing course and credit options at local universities or community colleges as well as online programs.

Collegiate recovery communities (CRC) and collegiate recovery programs (CRP) are integrated into our continuum of care, which extends long beyond the completion of services at Life of Purpose.

An academic treatment plan for this curriculum typically includes

• Assistance with transcripts
• Coordination of transferring credits
• Collaboration with academic advisor at previous college or university
• Assistance with the academic medical leave process
• Preparation for placement testing
• Assistance with enrollment and choosing major
• Assistance with financial aid process
• Class enrollment
• Support transitioning back to student life
• Integration to appropriate collegiate recovery community and program
• Course load management
• Support with grad school applications and other postgraduate options
• Assistance with internship opportunities in major of choice
• Assistance with employment opportunities in major of choice
• Integration into appropriate collegiate recovery community and program
• Treatment and recovery dictates the pace of this path
• Additional ancillary tutoring and testing services not included in program fees
• Application fees and course materials not included in program fees