Individual Sober Living

How we provide a continuum of care for addictions

  • Must have a substance-use disorder

  • Must be willing to attend in-patient treatment program

  • Complete and submit application

  • Check-in weekly to maintain position on waiting list

  • Must be able to pass drug test upon admission (7 days free of substances)

  • Must be able and willing to participate in recovery during stay

  • Can remain in program until treatment

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  • Must have completed an in-patient treatment program in past 6 months without relapse

  • Complete and submit application

  • Check-in weekly to maintain position on waiting list

  • Must be able to pass drug test upon admission (7 days free of substances)

  • Must be able and willing to participate in recovery during stay

  • Can stay in program up to one year

Residents in Recovery's Individual Sober Living Program supports a number of domains that promote a consistent pursuit of abstinence.  These domains are as follows.

1.  Physical and mental health - Pre-treatment sober living has a primary goal of physical and mental health stabilization.  Having individuals healthy, both physically and mentally, and stabilized on the correct medications, greatly improves residential treatment outcomes.
2.  Safe housing and healthy environments - All of the Residents in Recovery residential programs promote a safe, supportive and therapeutic recovery environment, both in the home and in their recovery community.
3.  Employment and resolution of legal issues - Both sober living programs offer support and structure for individuals still engaged with the justice system.  Nearly half of our residential clients have outstanding legal issues and over one-third come directly  from incarceration.
4.  Vocational skills and educational development - Post-treatment sober living encourages and supports individuals seeking to retrain  or upgrade their education.
5.  Safe and meaningful family, social and leisure activities - All of Residents in Recovery's residential programs support family involvement, family reunification and apprehension diversion.  Promoting a healthy leisure and social life is a goal for all of our programs.
6.  Peer based supports - Involvement in peer based meetings, cultural activities and/or religious gatherings are a requirement for all those in residential programs.  The types of meetings or activities are at the discretion of the individual.  Everyone is free to choose their own peer recovery group.
7.  Community engagement and cultural supports - Utilization of external community programs, cultural activities promote the building or recovery capital and reduce the long-term dependency on our program.
8.  (Re)discovering meaning and purpose in life - Much of the early recovery work is focused on service and purpose.  Getting out of oneself and discovering new things help our clients find themselves through meaning and purpose.


Pre-Treatment Sober Living


Residents in Recovery's Early Abstinence Sober Living Program provides supported sober living for those starting their recovery journey.  Whether coming from jail, remand, detox or home, our Early Abstinence Sober Living Program may be just what you are looking for to bridge the gap until you get into residential treatment.

Individuals that desire to get clean and sober upon being released from incarceration or detox are faced with the greatest continuum of care gap that exists in the treatment of any disease or ailment.  Most individuals are left to fend for themselves with little to no support, and a society that has stigmatized these individuals into the shadows.

Residents in Recovery's compassionate and empathetic program breaks through the barriers, provides person-centered approaches to recovery and embraces any individual that wants a different life, regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or age (over 18).  Our aim is to provide on-demand services with as few barriers as possible.  If something is preventing you from getting clean and sober, let us know.

The program takes advantage of the wait times for residential treatment by laying a foundation for recovery.  A safe, supportive and therapeutic recovery environment in the first few months of recovery greatly improves outcomes, reduces relapse rates and yields long-term sustainable recovery programs.

Post-Treatment Sober Living

Residents in Recovery provides a stable environment to continue one's recovery journey.  Residential treatment is just the beginning as addiction holds no cure.  Putting the tools learned in treatment into practice in the real world, takes time and support. 

Many are facing the reality of years in addiction for the first time and this can be quite overwhelming.  Support in piecing one's life back together makes it much more manageable.  The financial situation faced by many would leave anyone stressed.  Often individuals still have outstanding legal issues or conditions.  Others are faced with an uphill battle to be reunited with their child(ren) and families.

At some point, reintegration back into the community as productive members of society is the goal.  Some individuals will find work, others will return to school, some will once again become mothers and fathers, and most will find a way to include their recovery in their reintegration plans.  

Treatment is often seen as the solution to addiction when in fact it is actually just the starting point.  Recovery that is supported through the first year will result in much more positive outcomes and long-term sustainable recovery journeys.