Sober Living

How does Sober Living Work? (Frequently Asked Questions)

Sober living operates as a close knit family. Out residents share a number of responsibilities, but more importantly they provide emotional support, love, and encouragement to each other. This caring attitude fosters inward strength so that after leaving a Sober home residence, you are mentally and physically able to handle the inevitable stresses of everyday living without the use of drugs and alcohol.

Is Sober Living the same as a recovery home or halfway house?

No. Therapy, treatment and formal counseling are not a part of our routine. Our approach succeeds because we encourage you to assume responsibility for yourself and for the family group. We create a wholesome and loving environment with minimal structure through sharing and self-discipline. We adhere to house standards because to violate them hurts our common goal: Sobriety, and maintaining a supportive “family”.

When do I enter Sober Living?

Ideally while you are in treatment. You would enroll in Sober living during your final days and transfer immediately after discharge. We require that our residents either have completed a primary treatment program and be part of IOP or Day Treatment, or be currently involved in an outpatient treatment program or psychotherapy. Sober Living is appropriate if you are serious about recovery, know what you need to do, and are looking for a safe, nurturing environment to focus on developing a foundation of permanent sobriety.

What is the cost?
Currently the costs range from house to house. Dove Ridge Sober Living is $550 per month utilities included. Sunshine Inn Sober Living is $675 per month utilities, linens, and recreation area included. Fees are payable upon admission and on the first of each month and are non-refundable. Some insurance and union policies provide financing. $200 deposit required.

What are the entry requirements?

  1. A serious commitment to recovery.
  2. A sincere desire to become an active, supportive member of the family.
  3. Willingness to honor the Sober living Standards.
  4. Ability to pay the nominal residential fee.
  5. Minimum 30-day commitment.
  6. 18 years or older.

*Sunshine Inn sober living has requirements that differ from Dove Ridge Sober Living. Please contact the Sober Living Manager regarding which house is in your best interest. Matthew Williams (209) 928-3737

What do I bring?

At Dove Ridge Sober Living you are responsible for meals, bedding (twin size) and towels. Washer and dryers are on site and are coin operated.

At Sunshine Inn Sober Living you are responsible for meals only. Linens and towels are provided. Washer and dryers are on site and are coin operated.

Can residents work?
Certainly! In fact, outside employment or school is encouraged. Each person is reminded that while a job or education is important, it cannot supersede the essential steps necessary for sustained recovery.

Who manages the homes?
Maynords has a dedicated house manager as well as each home is managed by a live in House Manager who have had demonstrated strong recovery skills. Each House Manager strives to maintain an atmosphere conducive to a healthy, balanced life for residents.

What about relapse?
If a resident uses drugs or alcohol, he or she is immediately Discharged and referred back to treatment. Reinstatement is only possible after completing such treatment episode.

Absolutely! These are family style homes; visitors are part of the family circle and are welcome as long as they are clean and sober and honor the family spirit.