SchoolFlex: a treatment enhancement service for students
Focus on your recovery with the flexibility to study and work remotely in drug and alcohol rehab
While your addiction treatment is a top priority, you might be unsure whether to take a leave of absence from college in order to commit to a drug and alcohol rehab program, on account of your school obligations. To help you put your recovery first, the team at Recovery Centers of America will help you overcome that obstacle by giving you the option to stay connected to school during inpatient treatment.
SchoolFlex, a unique college student drug and alcohol treatment service, allows you to stay in school and fulfill your educational responsibilities during your time at our inpatient rehab facility. Through this treatment enhancement service, you are empowered to focus on your personal recovery during treatment, while having the ability to spend three hours a day maintaining virtual school obligations.
If you’re struggling with drugs and alcohol, don’t let schoolwork stop you from getting the care you need. You don’t have to skip a semester or drop out to get addiction treatment at Recovery Centers of America. Addiction treatment works, and you can go on to live a happy successful life in recovery and reach milestones like graduating from college. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Spend time each day on schoolwork while keeping your attention on your treatment and recovery
SchoolFlex is specially designed to remove the conflict between your recovery needs and your ongoing obligations with school. The solution is that you can get your work done, without sacrificing your treatment experience. You can bring a laptop with you to treatment, and work online through the Wi-Fi access at your RCA facility.
We at RCA are dedicated above all to getting you well and set on a life of lasting recovery. SchoolFlex provides a path for that, concentrating on recovery while staying on track with school.
By participating in SchoolFlex, you fill benefit from:
- Dedicated school sessions (AM or PM option), five to seven days a week
- Private setting to do your schoolwork
- Use of personal phone and laptop, plus internet access (to be used solely for school)
- Meal service during study time
Frequently Asked Questions about SchoolFlex
You must be pre-approved prior to your arrival at RCA. SchoolFlex is one of many top tier services provided by RCA that will help you start living a healthy, happy and free life in recovery.
Learn more about SchoolFlex by reading the FAQs.
Do I qualify for SchoolFlex?
To qualify for SchoolFlex, you must commit to the full length of recommended inpatient treatment at RCA, and comply with general RCA rules. You will be expected to keep your recovery needs a priority while in treatment, and the RCA team will be there to support you in fulfilling that.
Does my school need to know that I am in treatment?
The decision to share your location and treatment status is totally up to you. Our main goal is to support you in your treatment and recovery and help you balance your outside responsibilities.
Can I bring my own laptop and cell phone to the rehab center?
To participate in SchoolFlex, you have to bring all your own school-related technology. We don’t provide any tech to you, but we do allow you to bring yours to treatment for the purposes of the service. We will store your technology safely and securely when you are not using it during the allotted work hours.
Note carefully: you will only be able to use your technology on school-related websites, emails and projects (so no FaceTime, social media, entertainment sites or other unrelated school activities).
Which inpatient programs are compatible with SchoolFlex?
No matter which inpatient treatment program you enroll in, you can request to participate in SchoolFlex as a treatment enhancement, so long as you meet the requirements of the program (e.g., you complete your school responsibilities virtually and agree to the full length of recommended inpatient treatment)
Which RCA facilities offer SchoolFlex?
Currently, this service is offered in Massachusetts at Recovery Centers of America at Danvers, in New Jersey at Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse and Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, in Pennsylvania at Recovery Centers of America at Devon and Recovery Centers of America at Monroeville, and in Indiana at Recovery Centers of America at Indianapolis.
What happens if my schoolwork becomes unmanageable and my recovery is off-balance?
If you decide you want to stop schoolwork while in treatment, our team will support you. We want your recovery to be your primary focus while at RCA. You can opt out of the SchoolFlex program at any time and our team will support you in completing the next steps to ensure that continued treatment is attainable.