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A Letter From Our Founder

Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Colleagues,

The Recovery Academy has a new home at 828 Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota! We are thrilled to offer luxury accommodations, 24/7 staff, extensive support, life coaching, healthy meals, on-site independent living skills training, and a dynamic family “boot camp” that helps families gain skills to support their loved one in their recovery.

The Recovery Academy is a highly structured supportive living program for men. Anyone familiar with substance use disorder understands that the recovery process can be long and tough. For that reason, The Recovery Academy aims to support men during this time to ensure a successful transition to life-long recovery. Oftentimes, that means we work with our residents for 6-12 months.

I started The Recovery Academy because I wanted to give men the recovery program I always dreamed of. While I have always stressed the importance of fun in recovery, I also know how important structure is to recovery. The Recovery Academy is designed to instill feelings of trust, developed through maintaining a structured routine and creating a comfort zone around accountability for self and others.

At The Recovery Academy, we treat each resident individually. We meet with each person to create a unique recovery plan and set attainable goals for the future. Some of our clients decide to enroll in school and others are ready to look for employment. We work with every client to help them define success in their lives and the necessary steps to get there. We encourage recovery meetings, such as 12-Step meetings or SMART Recovery. The degree of need varies from client to client. Our goal is to help each client who comes through our doors grow into a confident man who is free from chemical dependency and able to support themselves.

Our community-based recovery program sets us apart from other programs. You won’t find our staff of experts sitting in some stuffy therapist’s office—we prefer the healing power of the community. The possibilities are endless for experiential learning in Saint Paul. Someone once said life was the greatest classroom, and we have embodied that idea and created the most diverse classroom we could find. We can be found hiking at Minnehaha Falls, biking through the city of Minneapolis, or playing basketball in Merriam Park. An active lifestyle is paramount at The Recovery Academy. Above all, The Recovery Academy is a family in recovery, and we look forward to partnering with you and your loved ones and embracing life together over the next few months.

As a very “hands on” owner, I take a tremendous amount of pride in the work we do at The Recovery Academy. When a person enters our program, they become a part of our family, one that walks with them as they trudge the roads of early recovery to a life of freedom and happiness.

Sincerely,

Drew Horowitz
Founder and CEO
The Recovery Academy

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I take a tremendous amount of pride in the work we do at The Recovery Academy. When a person enters our program, they become a part of our family, one that walks with them as they trudge the roads of early recovery to a life of freedom and happiness.

-Drew Horowitz, CEO & Founder