John Volken Academy

3.4 (8 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
126601 S. Val Vista Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85249
8555923001 Visit Website
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Treatment Insights

The John Volken Academy is a long-term residential rehab that follows a therapeutic community model to treat alcohol and drug addiction. The facility believes that peer-to-peer interaction, support and accountability is crucial when it comes to recovery. The Academy also helps individuals make healthy lifestyle changes while encouraging them to further their educations and/or career paths. Led by a team of addiction professionals, healthy-living specialists and psychologists, clients are guided through four “essential elements” for a successful recovery (the cause, sufficient time, a new lifestyle and necessary tools). Once completed, clients (who are referred to as “students” at the Academy) graduate as responsible, contributing members of society, with the will and the tools to become the best that they can be.

John Volken Academy Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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I spent 2 years there. Only one person I met there has stayed sober after leaving. Most end up worse. Since leaving out of the guys I met there. 15 people have died on site or when they leave or gradu...


This place is the worst. The program directors use the addicts to line their own pockets. The managers lie to their customers. They sell rehab donations for cash. Managers were on drugs when I attende...


This program is outstanding! The facilities are nothing short of amazing. The focus, discipline and life-changing program is effective. The program is long-term and provides skill sest and values whic...


My brother is at JVA and it most certainly has changed his life. Our entire family is so grateful for this opportunity and I would recommend anyone seeking treatment to go here!


My son will be graduating this program in a few months. Yes, it has been tough for him, and also me, as his parent. That being said, it makes me so proud to see the person he has become. He has had co...


My son has been at the Welcome Home Ranch for 4 months now and it feels like he has already learned a life time of change. The biggest one being that he likes who he is sober and he experiencing lasti...


I attended the volley academy for over 6 months. The only positives I\'ll give it is that it\'s not a hostile environment nor gang-related. Well be prepared to work tirelessly for 6 days a week over 4...

Areas of Focus
Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Key Staff Members
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    John Volken - Founder

    John is often asked about his charitable work. His answer is simple “Helping others has brought me tremendous joy and satisfaction. I believe that once we have provided for our families, we should then work for the good of all; whether it be the arts, amateur sports, public office … whatever you may choose. There are so many opportunities to make this a better world. Personally, I am motivated by Matthew, chapter 25, verse 40: In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.