Drug Rehab Through Classic Car Restoration at Sober College
All it took was a hint of interest from female resident Kate … Founder Robert Pfeifer's answer
was to pull up with a 1968 Buick Skylark in substandard condition and in desperate need of
Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 9, 2010 -- New programs and innovative ideas are not new to Sober
College, pioneers of Trapeze Therapy, Integrative Academic Focused Treatment and SoberPalooza. "Sober
College is a drug rehab about finding your passion and one of my passions is classic cars," says Pfeifer.
"When Robert pulled up in that car, everyone was in disbelief. He pulled right through the bay door, into our
warehouse, where music rehearsal was going on, blew the horn and announced to everyone that he was standing
in Sober College's garage," reports Cody Bassett, Director of Operations. Then Robert gathered everyone around
and began to talk about the promises of recovery and the new Sober College Classic Car Restoration program.
"Six weeks from now," exclaimed Pfeifer, "I am putting this car up for auction at $10,000." With that he
appointed Alex Fields and Cody Bassett to head up the new program.
"I am so excited about this opportunity. I've always had an interest in cars, but have been too afraid to pursue
this vocation." states Kate, while working to sand the rust off the car. "First of all, there aren't too many women
in auto mechanics and secondly, I don't even have my driver's license yet."
About 75% of Sober College staff are in recovery themselves. The first time staff was shown the 1968 Buick
Skylark, one of the recently hired staff made some comments about the poor condition of the car. Never one to
miss a teaching moment, or the opportunity to create a life lesson, Pfeifer declared, "isn't it nice that no one said
that about you when you showed up at rehab."
The Sober College Classic Car Restoration program is an opportunity to teach students discipline and important
aspects about personal recovery. "Just like recovery,