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College Students Break the Binge to Hit the Books


Wickenburg, AZ – August 28, 2008 – This fall Gatehouse Academy College Campus will be in session, providing a drug and alcohol free living environment for college bound students recovering from substance abuse. Gatehouse Academy, one of the nation’s leading long-term rehab centers, created this unique transitional living opportunity to support the option of higher education for young adults recovering from addiction.

As students begin filing into college campuses across the country this fall, the Gatehouse Academy College Campus is an option for students who want to continue their education while actively seeking help for their alcohol or drug addiction. The program is open to any college student who has stayed clean and sober for six-months and who has successfully completed any drug or alcohol treatment program.

Like any other college student, residents learn to be self-sufficient. Each day, they have to balance attending classes with taking time to study, complete household chores and engage in clean social activities. They are given the chance to work part-time to pay for their tuition or volunteer their time for community service.

The campus employs a twelve-step program and teaches its students how to successfully re-enter society after completing a rehabilitation program. Jacqueline Arcand, the Director of Marketing for Gatehouse Academy, touts this element as one of the Campus’ greatest strengths. “The key benefit of the college campus program is that while students transition into ‘life’ they do this within the safety net of the Gatehouse model and its familiarity and built-in supports.”

Though they are still college students, sober living and staying drug-free is a strong element of the social life on the Gatehouse Campus. Residents are held accountable for their actions, especially when it comes to falling back to past, damaging behaviors. Binge drinking is out of the question and won’t garner popularity points or Facebook-worthy photos. Instead, the campus society supports one another and encourages making positive choices.

About Gatehouse Academy College Campus
Gatehouse Academy College Campus was founded to create a transitional living environment with higher education opportunities for young adults recovering from substance abuse and addictions. Graduates of the program gain the knowledge for their future careers and the skills to make positive lifelong choices. For more information about the Gatehouse Academy College Campus visit

About Gatehouse Academy
Gatehouse Academy is a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility designed exclusively for young adults between the ages of 17 to 25. Residents learn life skills, continue formalized education, attend therapy, and enhance their physical well-being while on the road to recovery from the damaging effects of alcohol and drug abuse. For more information about Gatehouse Academy call toll-free 1-888-730-0905 or visit them online at


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