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Sober Living for Men
At Muse Los Angeles Sober Living Homes for Men, we believe in the power of change and recovery. We believe that anyone who is willing to follow a simple daily recovery plan has the ability to change his or her life regardless of how much damage and destruction has been caused by substance abuse or other mental health disorders. This recovery plan may include; daily chores, 12-step meetings, classes at a local college, attendance at Muse Intensive Outpatient Drug Rehab or many other possibilities. The staff of Muse work diligently each and every day to provide a safe, supportive environment so our residents can build a solid foundation towards achieving a life of recovery. We believe that by addressing underlying issues such as lack of structure and accountability which often trigger relapse, while simultaneously providing positive reinforcement, our male residents can grow, change and live healthy and productive lives.
We can accommodate men age 18 and older. This not only includes those suffering from substance abuse, but also those who may be diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder such as; Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a number of others. We have constant interaction with our residents every day support them in following through not only with their recovery plan but any guidance from their mental health clinicians as well. Setting a very high standard of care and integrity is our goal at Muse. If we determine that a client is inappropriate for sober living, we consult with family members, loved ones and mental health clinicians to ensure that the level of care for your loved one is appropriate and that we are setting him up for success and recovery. Client care is our number one priority.
Muse Mens Sober Living Homes in Los Angeles are centrally located near cultural sites and beaches in the following Los Angeles communities: Culver City, Venice Beach, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.
Some of the amenities provided at Muse Mens Sober Living Los Angeles:
- 2 or 3 beds to a room.
- Televisions and kitchens
- A laundry area.
- Weekly house meetings.
- Weekly random urinalysis testing.
We understand that some men in early recovery may have unresolved legal issues; therefore, we can provide progress reports to Courts, Attorneys, Probation Department, Bar Association, and State Medical Boards.
Tips for a Successful Stay at a Sober Living Home
Understand and Adhere to the Rules
Opting to live in a sober living home is usually a personal decision, and this means you’re obligated to accede to the rules that are established by the home. Typical sober living rules include:
- Must attend the 12-step meetings
- Must attend regular house meetings
- Must not possess any kind of drugs/alcohol
- Completion of core responsibilities
- Responsible use of common areas
- Being home by the required time is mandatory
Breaking these rules could lead to an expulsion, so it’s important to observe them throughout your stay.
Connect with Others
In most cases, people in sober living communities usually seek the help of support groups and counselors for guidance and advice. This is highly advised, and it’s a useful thing when it comes to attaining sobriety.
Talking to other members of the house can also be an excellent way to share your experience and open up about your addiction. It provides a new path to recovery and helps you to learn a thing or two about other people’s approach to sobriety.
It can be extremely beneficial to consult more experienced residents for advice on developing a routine, adapting to the home, preparing for life outside the home, and handling cravings and triggers.
Ask for Help & Support
When in a sober living home, it’s okay to struggle with sobriety. In many cases, a rehab stay is not always enough to help people get over their drug use once and for good.
While in the home, don’t allow the feeling of pride to prevent you from asking for support and help whenever you need it. Relying solely on yourself to go through the recovery process can result in a tenuous point that can jeopardize your sobriety because this may trigger the temptation to use again.
When such situations happen, reaching out to other residents and counselors is a good idea. Some people can give you a few tips on how they managed similar situations.
Engage in Productive Activities
Healthy activities and hobbies can help you to stay focused on achieving lasting sobriety. They help you to clear your head and get in the right mood that facilitates a seamless recovery process.
Many sober living communities offer activities, such as hiking, golfing, kayaking, biking and other sports, that can help keep you focused and productive. Alternatively, you can concentrate on learning a new skill or language that you didn’t know before.
Volunteering is also another great way for you to help others while still benefiting from it. Recovery groups, such as AA and NA, provide different opportunities covering a broad range of interests and skills. So, if you’re an expert in anything, or would like to learn more about a topic, use your time in sober living to be productive.