Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2008
Morningside Recovery, a 90 day extended care treatment program for men and women ages 18 and over, announced this week the grand opening of a new building specifically for Morningside's school program. The Morningside Academic Institute provides an opportunity for current residents to further their education at several undergraduate institutions in the local area. Some of the schools include Saddleback College, University of California Irvine, Orange Coast Community College, The Fashion Institute and The Art Institute. The program combines traditional drug and alcohol treatment with a rigorous, academically-focused regime.
The latest addition to our academic institute is an onsite certification program for drug and alcohol studies. The Alcohol and Drug Counselor Training Program provided by Health Staff Training Institute has recently moved onto the Morningside Campus and is receiving enthusiastic attention by several of the education clients. The counselor program instructs and prepares adults for a career as professional substance abuse counselors. The course focuses only on topics that enhance students' ability to become the best Drug and Alcohol counselors they can be. The class hours leave time for treatment each day as well.
The course is followed by 255 hours of Internship field work at a treatment center and a 45-hour Practicum Course. Upon completion, students graduate and receive Certificates of Completion as Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and are ready to go to begin their new careers. The course also helps students prepare for the CAADAC exams so they can become additionally certified by the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Students report not only finding the course fascinating and informative, but also life-changing in the personal growth experienced by many as they prepare to serve others who suffer from the disease of drug abuse.
"Education can provide the motivation a young adult needs" said Brendan Bickley, Director of Education for Morningside Recovery, "At Morningside we strive to create a learning environment that will help students succeed with their educational goals. Some of our clients have extensive academic experience while some of them need specific help in refining their academic skills- our program is tailored to help both types of students."
Each client has a case manager that helps them decide what their personalized academic plan will be. They receive support in signing up for and scheduling classes. They also receive support and tutoring throughout their classes.
About Morningside Recovery:
Morningside Recovery is a 90 day extended care drug and alcohol treatment facility for men and women ages 18 and over. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals suffering from chemical dependency and/or co-occurring disorders. The program offers extended care, transitional work and college programs. The facilities are located in coastal Newport Beach, California steps from the sand. For more information please visit the website at http://www.morningsiderecovery.com or call toll free at (866) 725-8565.