Why Sober Living
Leaving an inpatient treatment environment is overwhelming. These factors can make it even more so:
- You were living with people who use drugs or alcohol
- You have to stay sober before you can live with your family again
- You don’t have a sober support system
- You are new to recovery and the 12-step program
If this sounds like you, a Carla Vista home gives you the best chance to stay sober while reducing your relapse risk. We’ll give you more than a place to live. We’ll give you a proven structure, safety and support—all of the necessary tools to rebuild your life.
More Than a House
When we say we offer a home, we mean it. If you think “sober living” means staying in an untidy, packed house in a rough neighborhood where people are still using, think again. Before you ever become part of the Carla Vista family, you’ll have the chance to take a tour and talk to our current residents. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
What To Expect
While we ask you to give us 90 days, most of our residents stay between six to nine months. To insure that you can focus on your recovery, men and women live in separate homes. We have two residents per room. A live-in house manager offers guidance, accountability, and leadership.
When you live with us, you’ll
- Go to daily 12-step meetings, have a sponsor, a home group, and a service commitment
- Attend two in-house meetings a week, one with a featured alumni speaker
- Attend two 12-step meetings a week with your fellow residents
- Help make sure your home is safe for everyone by taking random drug screens
- Get linked to counseling and treatment if you aren’t already
- Have a job within two weeks of your admission using our job placement services
- Go out and have visitors while respecting your home’s curfew
We Are a Family
Our residents and alumni will tell it like it is. They first came to Carla Vista thinking they wouldn’t fit in or like anyone. They felt a lot of fear, low self-worth, and shame. Each day at Carla Vista, they saw proof of how people change through sober living. During their stay, they’d changed. They were filled with gratitude and a new peace of mind. They’d become part of a family that learns, laughs and grows together in sobriety.