San Diego Area Sober Living Home for Men
A sober living home is a group home for people with addiction issues. They operate like a co-op because residents contribute for the home’s maintenance and upkeep. Most of these homes are privately-owned. But some groups are owned by businesses, religious groups, and charitable organizations. Some are even being run by sober people who have formally agreed to have a sober living arrangement.
How a sober living home is managed varies. Some have a residence manager that oversees and enforces the rules. Other homes give each resident decision-making power. But the basic rule for all types is that in order to remain, house rules must be strictly complied with.
Many addicts transition from a rehab center to independent living through a sober living home.
What is the difference between a Sober Living Home and a Halfway House?
Halfway houses generally require that the recovering addicts complete (or be actively enrolled) in a formal rehabilitation treatment program. There is a limit as to how long a resident can stay. Since halfway houses are subject to government funding, they are also vulnerable to funding cuts. Courts can order people to remain in a halfway house but the maximum time is 12 months. In some states, halfway houses need to be licensed by the Department of Health. It includes 24-hour staff service and a clinical addiction treatment team.
Sober Living Homes MAY or MAY NOT require enrollment in a rehab program. They MAY or MAY NOT require completion of a program either. For the most part, residents are simply required to remain sober and comply with house rules which may include paying rent, paying various dues, doing household chores and attending meetings. Residents pay for their own expenses. Overall, sober living homes are less structured compared to other residential programs. As a resident, you are free to come and go as you please, for work, business or leisure (as long as you adhere to the house rules and curfew). Here you are RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN RECOVERY.
Alcohol addiction recovery and drug addiction recovery in a sober living home, has been very effective for those who choose to follow the rules. While it is a transitional home, it also serves as a small community for residents who choose to share a living space.
Many have found this arrangement effective because it allows more freedom while instilling discipline, accountability, responsibility, and sobriety. In addition, sober living homes allows you to recover with others similarly situated. The support group makes a difference because living independently without the use of drugs and/or alcohol is a huge challenge for recovering addicts.
How much does it cost to live in a sober living home?
The rates of a sober living home are comparable to moderately priced rental apartments. Some homes do not require residents to shoulder utility costs – just conscientious and prudent use of utilities.
It is a reasonably-priced alternative to residential treatment centers.
What can I expect?
We are a Christian-based home for men recovering from drug addiction and alcoholism. It is our mission to give hope and encouragement, as well as foster independence to those in need through an established “low cost” residential treatment. Our core values is a commitment to God and His Word. We believe that we are on a journey of faith together. We believe in and depend on the transforming power of God through prayer, study, and obedience to His Word.
We also work as a community of healing. You aren’t alone in this transition. We are a community of clients, families, peers, partners, and professionals. Through relationships and mutual support, we inspire and empower each other to create an unparalleled recovery experience.