Graduation From SOBA College Recovery


Recovery didn’t open the gates of heaven and let me in. Recovery opened the gates of hell and let me out!

Graduates from SOBA College Recovery get a new lease on life they never thought possible. This final phase is the most important as it prepares our clients to take the lessons and guidance they’ve been given by our dedicated staff and apply them for the rest of their lives. Clients that are ready to graduate work the 12 Steps rigorously; they enjoy their newfound sobriety and have discovered an entirely new direction. For these clients, what may have been a reluctant transition at the beginning is now welcomed with open arms.

At SOBA College Recovery, no one leaves until they are truly ready to succeed. As graduation nears, resources are pulled together. Outside mental and healthcare professionals, sponsors, educational institutions, as well as employers or potential employers that the graduate will rely upon after leaving are contacted and the next steps are laid out for them. By the time our client is ready to graduate they have already been introduced to these programs, individuals and groups, allowing the transition between life at College Recovery and their futures to be seamless. This approach also eliminates the anxiety of establishing these networks, which are critical to long-term success and sobriety.

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Graduation is an important milestone and accomplishment for our clients, and their loved ones. Great bonds are created through the shared experience of growth and learning between us and our graduates. SOBA College Recovery alumni remain lifelong members of our community and those relationships deepen at every step. Once graduated, they often return to share their experience, strength and hope with current clients to reinforce the simple fact that it does work. These bonds also serve as reminders of the incredible process we are privileged to facilitate, and why we do what we do.

Recovering from the disaster that is alcohol and drug addiction is not an easy task. It requires that even basic living habits, as well as emotional and psychological beliefs be changed for the better. That being said, each client’s journey is worthwhile and unique. Some move through our program in a matter of a few months, while others may need over a year. No matter what path to recovery our clients require, we believe that the most important aspects of treatment and community living are the fundamental building blocks to being successful, happy, joyous and free.