Burning Tree West is a transitional collegiate program dedicated to the recovery of young adults ages 18 to 29. Our campus is located in Tucson, AZ near the University of Arizona and Pima Community College.
Foundation Phase (90 Days) - Students are immersed in the foundation of sobriety using a 12-step recovery process. They will begin working with a qualified sponsor selected for them by our staff. 12-Step immersion allows students to learn, speak, and incorporate the language and principles of recovery. Burning Tree West's curriculum includes a strong academic component, individual and group therapy, life skills training, community service, effective time management, and work ethic coaching. Students can take a maximum of one online class during this phase.
Sober U Semester I & II - Students continue all activities from the Foundation Phase along with an extensive educational component. They are coached on submitting applications, selecting appropriate courses, and communicating with professors. Students take a maximum of 12 college credits per semester, and are closely monitored to ensure success. Money management is taught through budgeting with a bi-weekly stipend for 3 months. Students are coached on writing resumes, pursuing careers, continuing their educational goals, as well as acquiring employment.