For College Students


If substance abuse has become a roadblock in your secondary education or prevented you from applying to college, Pace Academy can help you pursue your dreams and prepare for a thriving future. Meeting you where you are, our men’s-only program provides strategic support during your academic and recovery journeys.

With the guidance of credentialed addiction specialists, master-level therapists, and program peers, Pace Academy students learn to:

  • Counter the entrenched party culture
  • Embrace safe & sober recreation
  • Build a recovering community
  • Overcome learning challenges
  • Build successful life & study skills
  • Manage co-occurring health conditions
  • Achieve academic & personal success
  • Identify & avoid relapse triggers
  • Explore career possibilities

Couldn't be more pleased!! We sent our son to PACE as a recommendation from another program. He needed longer term treatment. From the first phone call we felt at ease. Throughout is treatment at PACE, the staff was incredibly kind and courteous with my entire family. We loved how they approached both his addiction, depression and anxiety issues. They really were able to make recovery fun for him, which for a young person is important. My son was enrolled in the PACE Academy and was able to start taking college courses. The tutors were great! For the first time in awhile, we are hopeful. Thank you so much! We are excited for the next chapter for our family.

- Lindsay F


Whether you are preparing for school or already attending classes, Pace Academy reinforces your decision to abstain from drugs and alcohol during your college experience. We accomplish this through 12-Step groups, academic support, and sober recreation opportunities. While working toward the degree of their choice, participants attend life skills groups focused on time management, financial planning and budgeting, combatting procrastination, establishing healthy social habits, and making decisions.

Benefits of Pace Academy’s Program

Pace Academy’s men’s-only higher education preparation and support programs teach participants to pursue a variety of individual and relational goals, including:

  • Long-term abstinence and sobriety
  • Healing of neurological pathways & brain function
  • Management of behavioral & dual diagnoses
  • Identification & management of relapse triggers
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • Healthy conflict resolution
  • Professional & financial stability

Orange County Higher Education Options


Pace Academy helps our college students pursuing associate or bachelor’s degrees at a variety of Orange County community colleges and universities:

  • Coastline Community College
  • Fullerton College
  • Golden West College
  • Laguna College of Art & Design
  • Orange Coast College
  • Saddleback College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Anaheim University
  • California State University Fullerton
  • Chapman University
  • University of California, Irvine

PACE Academy is also proud to provide a Certified Alcohol Drug & Alcohol Associate credentialing that is one of the most time and cost-efficient in California. This program includes weekly class instruction and online learning modalities at a fraction of the price of other programs.

Reach Your Academic Goals with Pace Academy

As an integral part of our young men’s rehab and dual diagnosis program, Pace Academy provides gender-specific treatment and support for clients in high school, college, or vocational training. Don’t allow addiction to derail your future. Our team will help you cope with the stress of higher education while managing your recovery and growing personally, professionally, and relationally. Call now: 800-526-1851.

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