A recovery residence is a non-medical setting designed to support recovery from substance use disorders. It is a substance-free living environment that is commonly used to help individuals transition from highly structured residential treatment programs to their day-to-day lives. For example, they may provide help in obtaining employment and establishing more permanent residence.
Recovery residences support individuals by providing a safe living environment. They also provide a community of recovery-related social support. Further, virtually all encourage or require attendance at 12 step meetings, working the steps with a sponsor, being of service, and developing a routine. Recovery residences have guidelines and rules that help the newly recovering person stay on the path of sobriety. Above all, the number one rule is NO DRUGS and NO ALCOHOL.
Our purpose at the Art of Living Home is to provide a safe and healthy living environment to initiate and sustain recovery. We define recovery primarily as abstinence from alcohol and other mind- and mood-altering substances. However, we also view improvement in one’s physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being as critical. Individuals can build resources while living in a recovery residence that will continue to support their recovery as they transition to living independently and productively in the community.