The John Volken Academy is an Addiction Recovery centre that provides a minimum 2-year therapeutic recovery program. The principles of the recovery model focus on Mind, Body and Spirit. JVA combines a comprehensive program that allows each student to re-discover their soul and connections with family and friends. Students are actively involved in business ventures offered at all 3 JVA locations, Vancouver Canada, Seattle Washington & Phoenix Arizona. The 2-year JVA recovery program is heavily subsidized by its founder, John Volken, who following a very successful career in the furniture industry, sold all of his stores and started the JVA Foundation.
Meet Cassandra- Student
Meet Cassandra. At the time of this recording, she is a student at The John Volken Acedemy. In this episode, she talks about her troubled journey that lead to addiction and how she is optimistic about what lies ahead.
Meet Chris- Program Director at JVA
Chris is a JVA graduate who now works as a program director at the John Volken Academy. In this episode, he talks about how this long term wholistic recovery program helped him get back to living a fulfilling life.
Meet Russel- Student
Russell is 21 months into the 24 month recovery program at JVA. He poured himself onto a plane in Toronto and flew out to the John Volken Academy on the advice of his Mom. A mature student at 35, hear Russell’s story about recovery and memory of the last time he saw his Dad.
Meet Landon - Student
Meet Landon - student at JVA Vancouver. Landon has been in the program for 18 months and is already a changed man. Only 26 Landon had a great life living in the Okanagan, only child and spoiled since he can remember. He had excellent grades which earned him a University scholarship in Edmonton. He began experimenting at the age of 13 with recreation drugs, not addicted he could turn on or off his desire to get high. But that all changed once he moved onto campus. Listen to Landon's story about how an opportunity to deal increased his fame and addiction and spun his life out of control.