What to Expect from Our Substance-Free Community
While you live at the Connecticut Sober Living Home, you can expect to participate in a variety of activities that help you learn to care for yourself and your own home, including:
- Grocery shopping
- Cleaning & taking out the trash
These activities not only help you develop necessary life skills, but they also build a strong sense of community and commitment to the care and keeping of our home. All residents are required to participate equally in these responsibilities, sharing the workload.
Our coaches work directly with you to develop your goals, both personal and professional, for alcohol- and drug-free living. When you’re ready, we can help you find independent housing and employment. If you require career coaching or training beyond what our staff can provide, we have a network of trained professionals we can refer you to.
Although our goal always is for you to thrive on your own, we never rush anyone out of the house before they’re ready.
We are an alcohol and drug-free transitional living environment. Each resident is given individualized attention and goal-setting, and we help you build a successful life for the future. You’re never rushed out the door at the Connecticut Sober Living Home. Our residents stay as long as they feel necessary to be set up for success in relationships, work, daily activities, and a substance-free life.
Preparing You for the Long Run
We also want to build a sense of accountability – to yourself, to those who care about you, and to your community – before you leave our sobriety housing, so we have some rules to help all residents move forward. These rules are not designed to become a burden to any of our residents. Instead, they are there to help you become a better version of yourself, free of drugs and alcohol. Our house rules include:
- Keeping medical appointments, including those with mental health professionals
- Taking medications as prescribed
- Staying clean & sober
- Submitting to random drug & alcohol tests
- Preserving a sober environment by keeping the home free of all alcohol and drugs, including those found in items such as mouthwash
- Being home by curfew
- Respecting the property of others
- Treating others with respect
- Going to house meetings
- Helping with chores
- Attending educational classes
These rules are in place to help everyone build a supportive, productive community, and all residents are expected to abide by them. Those who choose not to follow the rules receive consequences including extra chores, fines, and even eviction.