WORKING TOWARD A LIFETIME OF RECOVERY
Sober living residents support each other, helping with resumes, obtaining a GED, enrolling in community college, and general togetherness. As was recently stated by a resident, “I don’t have people holding me back, I have people pushing me forward!”
Our sober living facilities embrace the foundation of Structure, Safety, and Love. Grow through the reinforcement of sober living skills and additional peer support activities provided in this environment.
Sober living residents must have a sponsor, be actively working the steps, and also attend regular 12 step meetings.
House of Hope provides affordable sober living. There are 31 beds between two properties all within a one block radius. Sober living provides a safe and supportive environment where an individual can transition from the structure of treatment or 12 step program to the paces of everyday life. Residents in sober living have the opportunity to live with other sober individuals and gain skills and confidence in sobriety. It is in the early days of sober living that a person truly begins to identify and take the steps necessary to reach new goals. All properties are zero tolerance and residents are subject to random testing.
Residents are required to be employed, attend school or volunteer.
Residents of sober living have the opportunity to give back to new people entering treatment in the following ways:
- Mentor: Residents may be asked to mentor a newly sober individual, meeting with them for at least one hour per week. It is an opportunity to offer experience, strength, and hope.
- Peer Accountability Group: Residents meet twice a month to discuss five (5) specific areas: Financial, Spirituality, Health, Relationships, and Recovery.
- Alumnae: Residents are encouraged to join the alumnae group which meets twice a month. It is a great way to reengage in social events, to learn to interact with others on a committee level, and to bring joy to other sober people through outside activities. The alumnae holds fundraising activities such as the annual Tea, Fashion Show and Silent Auction, an annual fun run, or pancake breakfast.
PRACTICING 12 STEP PROGRAM IN LIFE
The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 step program is the most widely attended self-help program for those who are recovering from alcoholism. In addition, there are 12 step programs for family and friends of addicts which provide support, education and a program to help them heal and forgive others. Family members are strongly encouraged to regularly attend Al-Anon meetings.
AA’s 12 step program has been adapted to address other addictions. These programs follow the same 12 step structure and principles for recovery. The 12 Step program’s 12 traditions allows for the creation of a community of people with a common problem looking for a solution. The nature of the program is to provide support, a program of action, and ultimately create a spiritual environment which helps one heal. Anyone can use these steps to live a better life.
House of Hope, as part of a local recovery network, can provide immediate access and referrals to an extensive range of recovery and treatment services.