Sober Academy

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Sober Academy was established by Sober Services in 2016 and has been the leader in Europe for providing training to individuals and facilities / organisations working locally and internationally within the Addiction Treatment and Recovery sector.
It serves both people starting out in their career in the addiction field and for professionals seeking to enlarge their skill set to identify and provide even better practices for their clients, patients and their families dealing with addictions and / or behavioural disorders.

We offer a comprehensive curriculum of accredited trainings, specific to the Addictions and Behavioural Health industry assisting people in their aspirations to become trained, qualified and European Certified International Interventionists, Sober Companions, Recovery Coaches and Sober Transporters.

We are the only Training company world-wide which has delivered trainings in the UK, Sweden, Holland, Russia, Spain, Ireland and Italy and our goal is to expand to an ever larger international audience over the next couple of years. In 2020 we expected to begin training in Asia, but the COVID19 lockdown has halted these plans. We shall see if we can proceed later in the year.

Our current curriculum includes:

Certified Road to Recovery Coaching Training and Certified Sober Academy Interventionist Training.

For more details about Sober Academy and how you can attend a forthcoming Certified Training please email us via Sober Services

We will be launching a new website to reflect our current focus in Asia shortly.

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Announcement: Sober Academy /
International Recovery Specialist Institute

It is with great excitement that we can announce that Janique is setting up a new company to deliver trainings in Europe and the USA, whilst Ian continues to take Sober Academy over to South East Asia and beyond.

Both Ian and Janique are delighted with this new development as we both fulfil our passions of serving more people around the world, after arriving at the point where it made more sense to work independently than to continue with one brand.

Sober Academy will continue trading under the Sober Services Global umbrella and hopes to have its first trainings later in the year once international travel is open again, whilst Janique’s new brand – International Recovery Specialists Institute will focus on training both online and live.

We hope you will continue to support both of our endeavours to serve more of the Addiction Treatment Industry and know that we are delighted with the accomplishments we’ve had together over the past 4 ½ years.

Until we meet again,
Stay safe and keep smiling.

Janique Svedberg –
Ian Young – &


Due to the current global pandemic, we have had to suspend all scheduled trainings until social distancing rules have been relaxed and international flights open up again. 

We anticipate (hope) to bring you our Sober Intervention Training and Sober Companion Training towards the end of the year (November or December), most likely in Kuala Lumpur. Please fill out your details here and we will updated you as things move forwards. 
We would love to train with you very soon, once again.