What can I expect when I arrive at the Sober Men Living House?
Upon arrival at the Sober Men Living House, you will be presented with a contract clearly listing what is expected of you (and recommended to you) in your quest for continuous sobriety. You will meet with the Director and will discuss your individual goals, beginning with a list of meetings. We will explain what you can expect from us. Any financial matters will be settled. You will meet your house mates and, after a search of your belongings, you will be shown your room and given your keys.
What do I need to bring?
You will be provided with a full size bed, pillow, dresser and closet space. Items which you should bring are:
- Basic Text of Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book)
- Spiritual texts of your choice
- 2 Sets of full size sheets
- 2 Bathing Towels
- Personal Toiletries
- Enough clothing to last you two weeks (Do NOT bring ALL YOUR CLOTHES as space is limited)
- Kroger gift cards for $75 (We can keep in the safe for you and distribute weekly)
- Your phone and laptop
What items are prohibited?
The following items are prohibited:
- Alcohol, Drugs or any paraphenelia
- Weapons of any kind
- Gambling materials
- Pets of any kind
What is your policy regarding Drug testing?
No drugs or alcohol (or persons under the influence), are permitted on the premises. This will include prescription medications and over-the-counter items not previously approved by staff. Any resident found, at any time, in possession of drugs/alcohol and/or paraphernalia, is subject to IMMEDIATE eviction.
All Sober Men Living residents will submit to random drug and alcohol tests. Any attempt to tamper with a test result or a refusal to participate in a test is subject to IMMEDIATE eviction.
What is the typical length of stay?
Our recommended minimum length of stay is 6 months, though 12 months may be recommended on a case-by-case basis. Sober Men Living offers affordable housing and care for individuals leaving treatment or just looking for more structure as they attempt (or re-attempt) sobriety.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse occurs for approximately 40-60% of individuals who receive substance abuse treatment. We, in recovery, know that relapse can easily end in death or incarceration. Recovery is possible and attainable, with help. Building a foundation in recovery takes time. Individuals are often impatient to “get on with life”, especially after the initial surge of good feelings (the pink cloud) from early recovery. Sadly for most, there are no shortcuts in recovery – Time takes time. Give yourself a chance and trust those who have gone before you to lead you.
What is the basis of the Sober Men Living program?
Our program includes the following:
- 12-Step Meetings
- Big Book Study
- Relapse Prevention
- Life Skills Training
- Fun in Recovery
- Personal Responsibility
- Budgeting and Finances
- Educational Counseling
- Employment Counseling