An education is an essential part of a healthy and successful lifestyle. Those who lack proper education are statistically shown to have a greater chance of falling behind and struggling in life. Many individuals who find themselves suffering from mental disorders or addiction often fail at their education. This disconnect often creates a cycle of substance abuse and struggles in one’s life that can make lasting recovery impossible. But that cycle can stop with Morningside Academic Institute. a young woman participating in the Morningside Academic Institute

Morningside Academic Institute (MAI) helps clients with addiction and mental health problems meet treatment and education goals, regardless of academic failures in the past. Morningside Recovery gives clients a second chance to learn. Education is proven to bring health, monetary, and social benefits. An education allows an individual to be confident and aware of the knowledge they possess as well as what they have the ability to accomplish. In fact, studies show that an education can help with the following:

  • Build communication skills
  • Prepare for a career
  • Improve personal discipline
  • Increase income
  • Promote involvement within the community

When a dual diagnosis occurs, it can be hard to find the help you need along with earning your degree. We help clients receive a high school diploma or GED and graduate on to higher education. We also help our students work through their dual diagnosis in order to live an overall better life.  Students can easily apply for college, enroll in classes, and stay on track with their academic and career goals. MIA also helps rehab clients earn certificates in various vocations to launch careers directly after rehab. An education can help students find jobs and stability once they leave our programs.

Morningside Recovery has affiliations with the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, Irvine Valley College, Orange Coast College, UCI Extension, Centaur University, Newport Mesa Unified School District, and the University of Phoenix, to name a few.

Morningside Alumni have gone on to attend and graduate from Chapman University, UCI, UCLA, and many other prestigious universities.

Our dedicated staff provide unparalleled treatment and academic support. Our team understands the importance of an education and the benefits it can bring. The MIA program encourages clients to explore their passions, plan for the future, and finally live up to their potential.

Pre-Enrollment Academic Services for Morningside Academic Institute

  • Review transcripts and interview student to assess student’s academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Facilitate Enhanced Career Assessment Inventory
  • College application assistance
  • Individualized academic action plan that includes classes, appointments, recovery meetings, and therapy. The action plan is continuously reevaluated during treatment.

Post-Enrollment Academic Services for Morningside Academic Institute

  • Academic planning based on transcripts and interests
  • Class registration and FAFSA (financial aid) assistance
  • Transportation to campus
  • Weekly MAI community meetings
  • Transfer planning (applications, college campus tours, etc.)
  • Career testing

Tutoring & Academic Support for Morningside Academic Institute

  • Syllabus review
  • Weekly/daily accountability
  • Class & assignment preparation
  • Research assistance
  • Essay writing assistance
  • Test preparation
  • Study techniques


We monitor client’s attendance, progress, and coursework to ensure academic success. The Morningside Academic Institute is here to help further the progress of our clients. We know how important an education is to not only recovery but to building a future. Our program provides the tools needed for lasting recovery and lasting success in all areas of life. To learn more about our Morningside Academic Institute or our rehab programs, call us today at 866-631-2135.