Life as a Student
A typical day at the ranch begins around 6 a.m. when students awaken in our state-of-the-art dormitories. The students that are assigned to work in our cafeterias prepare and serve a nutritious breakfast and afterward there is morning group and chores.
Students are then dispersed to their assigned duties throughout one of our various businesses to support the community. This allows them to gain work experience and continue their education and life skills training.
Lunch and dinner are served at the assigned times and the students finish off their day with a number of structured activities such as peer-to-peer counseling, leisure time, sports and fitness, as well as planned outings to experience the arts, entertainment, nature, and more.
Taking on a New Lifestyle
It is important that a person learns & adopts an entirely new healthy lifestyle to obtain an addiction-free life. Our students to exactly that, under the guidance of our program directors and other senior managers.
Learn to communicate effectively, co-operate with others, and better deal with the public.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of transitional services/relapse prevention does JVA provide?
Do you offer specialized plans for each student in the program?
Can my family visit me while I am in the program?
What can I bring with me?
Should I get treatment locally or away from home?
It is up to the individual attending the program if they would like to complete treatment in their own state or province. Through our experience, it can be helpful for an addict to take their journey towards sobriety away from the environment where they previously used drugs or alcohol. This way, they can be free of outside distractions and negative influences and not be as tempted to discharge themselves early from the program. This is why we have three different locations to help students build lifelong friends, communities, and experience away from their familiar surroundings. If you are unsure of what is best for you, consider asking yourself, “Will I act on impulse and leave my treatment early if a challenge arises with my home and the past negative environment is so close by?” Or, “Should I choose greater distance away from home to ensure I am not tempted to leave early?”
What are the facilities like?
Each of our locations is unique to themselves; however, each provides the following:
- Modern living quarters with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and access to necessary hygiene and toiletry items
- Healthy meals prepared and served in excellent cafeterias
- Furnished workout rooms and sports courts
- Access to advanced computers and technology
- Designed and developed space to spend time in and enjoy nature
- Libraries and reading rooms
Music rooms with instruments provided
- And more…