Sober Living

Recovery from Addiction

Sober LivingWe are conveniently located near 12-step meetings in the San Fernando Valley. Shopping malls, metro and bus transportation, employment opportunities, schools are all located within walking distance.

Please take this opportunity to see for yourself what people working together can accomplish. We offer a positive, peaceful, family-oriented environment based on the Twelve Step program of recovery.

You will be treated with respect, kindness and will always be considered equal regardless of your race, gender, orientation, religion, social status or level of education.

Once here, you will be on the road to a new and better way of life.

If you are serious about changing your life and are willing to become active in your recovery while you have fun and make friends, we can offer you an independent living option in a safe, spacious and clean environment that includes the following amenities:

- Fully Furnished Spacious Rooms
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Close to transportation, and freeways (405, 101, 5 & 170)
- Close to meeting halls, job centers, schools and shopping
- Central Heat & Air Conditioning
- Cable Television
- Employment and Community Resources
- Job Placement Assistance
- Free Referral to Outpatient Services available
- Computer Station with WiFi Internet Access
- Wireless High Speed internet access in every room
- Complete laundry facilities with washer and dryer
- On-Site 24 hour House Manager & Assistant Manager
- A strictly enforced alcohol & drug-free policy
- Random testing
- In-house meetings
- Weekly and Monthly payment options

We offer in-house meetings and a strong support system. Our guests are regularly and randomly tested for drug and alcohol use.

About the 12 Step Program

Sober LivingTwelve Step programs are well known in recovery. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the 1930's.

This approach has since grown to be the most widely used in dealing with not only alcoholism, but also drug abuse and various other addictive or dysfunctional behaviors.

The first book written to cover the 12 step program was titled "Alcoholics Anonymous", affectionately known as the Big Book by program members.

Following the subsequent extensive growth of twelve step programs, numerous books and other media were created to cover the steps in more detail.

The 12 Steps

Step 1 - We admitted we were powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable
Step 2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God
Step 4 - Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Step 5 - Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
Step 6 - Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
Step 7 - Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings
Step 8 - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
Step 9 - Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
Step 10 - Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out
Step 12 - Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

This version of the 12 steps is an adaptation from the original 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and is intended for general use with any addictive or dysfunctional behavior.

The twelve steps of the program are listed above in generic form. Other groups who have adopted the 12 steps to address their own particular addictive or dysfunctional behavior have similar ideas with some variations. These steps are meant to be worked sequentially as a process of getting rid of addictive behaviors and growing in freedom and happiness, as laid out in the Twelve Promises. The general governing approach for A.A. groups was originally laid out in the Twelve Traditions, which remain the guiding principles still in use today.

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Sober Living1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.