CCAPP endorses the concept of sober living and the establishment of Sober Living Environments (SLEs). Current research shows that the longer a person is exposed to and part of a sober community, the better the chances are for long term recovery.
Often fear sets in when you, a newly sober individual imagines living life on your own again. What will happen when you start making all of your own decisions when you no longer have other people there who are equally committed to getting well to communicate with at all hours of the day and night?
Rightfully so, these are often some of the most frightening thoughts people in the first few days or weeks of treatment have to deal with. Avoiding drugs and alcohol is much easier when you are in a safe, controlled environment that has your best interests at heart. You are not alone! Everyone who goes through recovery feels the same way; has the same worries. Together we can overcome sobriety’s challenges and attain victory!
How does sober living in California work? California sober living environments are very much like a “home away from home.” All of the residents are involved in recovery. As a group, residents work together, using the skills they have learned while in treatment to support each other in the early stages of sobriety. This creates accountability, friendships, and dedication to a life of recovery.
While you begin to face the outside world and stressors of life, sober living can help to hold you up, carry you when you are down, and light your path when it seems too dark to walk. The confidence you feel after you leave is like none other. Knowing that you’re not alone, that you have connections with people who understand and can help you during the rough patches life brings, is a proven way to support sobriety.
CCAPP has established a registration process for homes meeting CCAPP Sober Living Standards. The process includes annual visits by peers from other SLEs who review the Sober Living Environment to assure that standards are maintained. CCAPP also investigates complaints from consumers and encourages SLEs to address any deficiencies.