John Volken Academy - Seattle

921 North Central Avenue, Kent, Washington, 98032

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The John Volken Academy gives residents the opportunity to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, as well further their education, receive extensive career training and adopt healthy and sober lifestyles. The long-term residential substance abuse rehab provides treatment for young men and women aged 19-34, giving them the tools and skills they need for a happy and successful life in sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Personal Development Sessions
  • Healthy Living Development
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Specialization

  • Holistic Therapy
    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Individualized Treatment
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Keaston

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Was here for a little over a year. Everything is run by the students, and it gets EXTREMELY political. If you're not part of leadership, you're pretty much on your own. If you have any mental health issues, it's probably best not to go here as you are not allowed to attend regular therapy with a professional, and most medications are not allowed. There are no professional staff members, and there are only two staff members that actually work there. They claim that they have "group therapy," but from my experience, it is just the guys in leadership yelling at you, punishing you, and putting you down. Although I am now sober, I still have trauma from this place that I have to see a therapist weekly for. Twice a week, I was yelled at and ridiculed, even for things that weren't true. Again, if you have mental health issues of any kind, this is probably not the place for you. I have seen a lot of guys complete the program successfully. I am just speaking from my own experience.

Noel

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The life of our grandson was saved by the John Volken Academy. He worked hard to complete his application, and all of us in the family were so thankful when he was accepted to the long-term treatment that is offered there. We could never have afforded such lasting care and education and work experience and watchful guidance as he has gotten from any other facility anywhere! He has been there for two years now, and is working toward graduation.. Thank you, John Volken. Thank you, Academy staff. Thank you, God, for helping us find JVA.

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After a long cycle of traditional rehab, relapse, traditional rehabs again and again, my son found John Volken Academy. What a difference this unique program has made! I truly don’t know if my son would be alive today without the skills and heart-change resulting from the principles and processes of this program.

LJB

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My husband and I have been volunteers and mentors at the Kent JVA for 2 years now. The facility is outstanding, very new and clean. We eat with them now and then, and the food has always been plentiful and delicious. I am so impressed with these young men and their dedication to becoming the men they were meant to be. I have great respect and admiration for the students and for those who run this great program.

MD.D

    If this program was not shared to me by a complete stranger, through a friend, our son was down the path of destruction. All that the program stands for: Accountability, structure, honesty, self-worth/confidence, to name a few, have virtually transformed our son into someone we lost 12 years ago! The tools to prepare for the real world afterwards are in place (college online classes, insurance, Driver's License and work opportunities). We are truly grateful to those managing and administering this successful program. John Volken (Founder) is a man with a vision of showing others how one's life can be turned around.