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Sober Living for Women
The staff at the Muse Los Angeles Womens Sober Living Homes looks forward to welcoming you to our family. We understand deeply that each resident’s story is unique. Many women find themselves in terrible demoralizing circumstances as the result of substance abuse and mental illness. The feelings of guilt, shame and remorse can cause a spiral that is seemingly impossible to escape. Muse Sober Living can help you feel that life is once again worth living. Muse staff members help put into place a daily recovery plan which may include; 12-step meetings, attendance at our Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program, college classes, daily house chores and more. Women who have resided in our sober living home and followed a recovery plan have grown and evolved to live healthy successful lives based in recovery.
Our sober living houses can assist women 18 and older. We understand that many women have unique and complex challenges when getting attempting to escape a life of substance abuse and mental illness. We are sensitive to the multitude of diagnoses that can occur simultaneously and to that end we accommodate those who may be suffering from; sexual and emotional trauma, eating disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and any other co-occurring disorders. Our staff assesses our residents at least once a week to identify problem areas and give positive feedback for goals being met. This ensures that you or your loved one is being properly monitored and are appropriate for our level of care. If it is determined that a resident is having complications due to medical issues or mental illness they will be referred to the appropriate physician or mental health professional. It is the staff and residents themselves that makes Muse Sober Living one of California’s number one sober living homes.
Muse Los Angeles Women’s Sober Living Homes are located near entertainment complexes, colleges and transportation hubs for the following communities: Marina Del Rey, Culver City, Venice Beach, and Santa Monica.
Amenities provided by Muse Womens Sober Living:
- 2 or 3 beds to a room.
- Televisions and kitchens
- A laundry area.
- Weekly house meetings.
- Weekly random urinalysis testing.
We understand that some women 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
Focus on Physical Exercises
If you used to avoid physical exercises, staying in a sober living home presents an excellent opportunity to consider getting in shape. Even though sober living homes have a specific structure, they’re goal is to provide opportunities for residents to create their own lifestyle as long as it’s within the scope of the rules.
You may be allowed or encouraged to create your own meal plan or find a healthy diet plan to follow. This can be a great idea if you gained some pounds and become sedentary while using.
Create an exercise plan that best suits your diet and focus on committing to it. Paying close attention to your overall health while at the recovery home makes maintaining sobriety a little easier.
Getting Adequate Sleep is Key
To ensure proper psychological well-being, getting enough sleep is imperative during the recovery process. You’ll certainly feel a positive effect on your mental health when you get enough sleep.
Committing to your regular sleep schedule will help you build resilience to any potential stress or unexpected emotions. Doctors usually recommend at least 8 hours of sleep every day for adults.
Sufficient sleep and improved mental health prepares you to handle all your daily activities well.
Respect Other Residents’ Space
It can feel like a slow process when first enrolling in a sober living home. Nearly all the people can be strangers to you, and it will take some time to adapt and get used to your new environment.
This is the best time to start creating respectful relationships with other residents. Limit your use of public places to give everyone a chance to use them. Keep your dishes clean and keep your space tidy to ensure the home is clean for everyone.
Don’t be too loud when speaking or playing your radio/TV in the common room because loud noise can be irritating to some people. Should there be any disagreement, try to resolve the issue before things escalate.
Find a Sponsor or Mentor
Individual’s ability to handle certain situations is not equal across the board. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses. We flourish in certain areas but perform poorly in others.
So, keep in mind that you’re not alone in the struggle for sobriety. Fighting the demons of drug addiction can be tough. At this point, finding a mentor or sponsor can help you to stay on the path of recovery.
A mentor is your friend, confidant, and someone you can call upon whenever you need help. Having that one person to approach during tough times is extremely helpful and a universally encouraged component of any rehab program.