Academic Component
Home Sober Living Program

Academic Component

Academically focused transitional living...

Returning to college as a newly sober individual can be an overwhelming prospect. Green Hill Recovery’s academic component is designed to support our residents as they gradually develop and implement individualized academic plans. These plans, which our residents create by working with our clinical and academic teams, take an individualized approach to helping newly sober, emerging adults achieve success in higher education.

Within the first two weeks of intake, each resident meets with the Green Hill Recovery Academic Director to begin mapping a detailed academic plan. This process is highly collaborative and applies input from the resident, his family, our clinical team, and the resident’s past academic experience. Each resident will have a fully developed academic plan, ready to be implemented upon entering the second phase of our program.

Sober living academic plans include:

Identification of long-term academic and career goals

Identification of academic strengths and weaknesses

Identification of appropriate college or university

Customized academic strategies

Short and long term action plans

Collegiate application, enrollment and course schedule plan

Upon completion of their academic plans and entrance to phase 2 of our sober living program, residents are required to enroll as part time students at an academic institution. The Green Hill Recovery program is designed to support our residents in managing the responsibility of being a student in conjunction with their early recovery.

Residents enrolled in school have full access to a range of support tools to help them achieve their academic goals. These include:

  • Regular check-in meetings with our academic team
  • Guidance from GHR staff with full knowledge of local academic institutions
  • Monitored study halls 
  • Academic skills groups

Green Hill Recovery works closely with several academic institutions within the wider Raleigh community. Our staff maintains a working knowledge of admission processes, major/minor programs, student resources and collegiate recovery communities at these institutions: