In 2013, Archways Sober Living was founded on the premise that individuals in early recovery deserve to be treated with respect in a clean and comfortable environment. Sober living homes are structured living environments that allow individuals to focus on their recovery from chemical dependency. Accountability, motivational direction, life guide services and positive social support afford our clients the opportunity to transition back into the community, prepared and ready to thrive in life.
Archways Sober Living Homes provide a safe, comfortable environment in which individuals can build upon their foundation of recovery. We offer an array of tools to assist each resident in their journey forward.
- Recovery Coaching
- Goal Setting
- Career Planning
- Resume Preparation Assistance
- Budget Planning
- Driving Privileges
- Job Placement Assistance
- Family Reconciliation
- Life Skills
- Drug/Alcohol Screening
- On-site 12 Step Meetings
- Structured Environment
12 Step Based Recovery
In 1935 Bill W and Dr. Bob found a successful means to treat alcoholism. Together they founded Alcoholics Anonymous, the first 12 step program. Subsequently many other 12 step programs sprung up in the wake of the success AA had among alcoholics. There are over three hundred 12 step programs in every state in the US and country in the world. No other approach provides that amount of available support.
The 12 step approach has a proven track record that has helped millions of people to recover from drug and alcohol addiction for over 80 years. At Archways Sober Living Homes we understand the necessity of psychosocial programs, in conjunction with a safe living environment, for those recovering from addiction. We actively support 12 step involvement as the foundation of all our client's programs of recovery. This includes attending 12 step meeting daily, working closely with a 12 step sponsor and holding a service commitment at a home group.
The following is a brief list of requirements for residency at Archways Sober Living Homes. Please contact Archways management for additional information on these policies.
- Completion of inpatient treatment program or 30 days sobriety
- At least 90 day commitment of residency
- Fully detoxed from all dangerous drugs/alcohol
- Complete abstinence from all narcotics/alcohol while in residence
- Mandatory participation in 12 step program, including sponsor, homegroup and service
- Completion of daily and weekly chore assignments
- Adhere to house curfews
- Maintain cleanliness of individual living area
- Remain current on all fees (see below for fee schedule)
- Respect the other residents and Archways staff at all times
- Complete PHP/IOP programs from referring treatment center
- Complete any and all clinical recommendations from therapeutic team (if applicable)
- Complete health screening within 5 days of admit
- Submit random drug screening samples
Fees are as follows:
Initial Deposit: $150
Weekly fee: $150
Deposit becomes refundable with successful completion of 90 days in residence AND 2 week resident notice to vacate. Weekly fees are due Fridays before 7 pm, for the upcoming week.
7 Guidelines To Help You Live A Sober Life
Find New Interests
Doing new things is one of the best ways to heal, especially of they are artistically or athletically oriented. Finding something to pour your energy energy into will help not only to get your mind off of your addiction but will also help you heal mentally. Also keep in mind, that you may feel depressed and not have a lot of drive to do anything in the beginning. Remember, this is totally normal. Participating in something that once sparked your interest will help you push beyond those feelings of depression, the act of doing itself will bring about this change overtime.
Meditation is a powerful tool. It is for many a fundamental tool for combatting dependency. Many studies show that meditating helps with overcoming all kinds of addictions and improves quality of life even more than it was before the addiction.
Do an Inventory of How Awesome It is To live A Drug/Alcohol Free Life
This seems obvious, but its easy to forgot how many good things come out of living a drug and alcohol free life. Sitting down and making a list of all of the aspects of a drug/alcohol free life and putting it on your fridge to see every morning is a good practice. A constant reminder of why you made the decision and keeping to it can help immensely.
Exercise & Get Outside
Exercise is powerful, it helps replenish endorphins and serotonin which you can feel a lack of when going through withdrawals.Physical activity makes you stronger, calms you down and puts you in a positive mood, these are all things that will help you continue to live a sober life.
Find a way to spend time with people. If you can’t spend time with old friends find new communities, check out meetup.com and join a group of people that are similar interests to you. There are many public networking communities available. Remember it’s easy to socialize when your under the influence, doing this sober requires social skills which you’re sure to develop as long as your sober at social events.
Accept Help & Make New Connections
Get to know people who don’t drink, who stopped drinking a long time ago. If you only mix with people who drink every day you’re going to have a very difficult time staying sober. But non-drinkers can tell you all the problems they faced when they were giving up. Ask them how they spend their time; let someone serve as an example to you.
Necessity Of a Safe Environment
Be mindful of your space and environment. One of the most effective ways to stay sober is by being aware of the kind of people an environments you allow yourself to be in. Paying very close attention to the way in which you feel in certain situations will be a guide in making healthy decisions about what types of environments are good for you.