FAQ's

Are you a Half-way House?

Some folks refer to us that way, as we do provide a transitional residency between treatment or jail to the “real world”, thus ½ way is an analogy – but with definite differences and advantages such as we conduct 5 nightly (weekly) In-house recovery meetings, we highly recommended outside 12 Step meetings eg AA or NA or CMA….we have 3-5 onsite staff to assure the safety, security and positive recovery atmosphere missing in simple and so called ½ way houses…

Our "bed fees" range from $500 to $625 monthly that covers all expenses but food…we do have a one-time enrollment fee of $250 upon admission.

We do not provide assistance; we expect and require the participant to have financial means to support their recovery.

You as the participant would need to speak with your insurance company and make arrangements to pay Valley Sober Living.

A 2 fold answer - We offer 2 person, 3 person and even 4 person rooms – relative to the home and bedroom size…they say “an addict or alcoholic” alone is in bad company and thus we embrace this principle wholeheartedly - thus shared recovery experiences (including bedroom mates) is our standard and #2 – shared bedrooms exists for economic reasons too, as operating Sober Homes at the rates we charge, requires multiple beds per room or it would simply be financially prohibitive

Yes, just as long as they are clean & sober and supervised!! We prefer they visit during the daytime hours only with a one hour limit, once or twice weekly is welcomed!

Sadly or unfortunately – the beast or demon we face in ones addiction or alcoholism, can cause relapse now and then and yet if it occurs, we understand and depending on circumstances we will allow a return after at least a 24 – 48 hour period out and away from the residence, as we do impose a zero tolerance of using or drinking on the premises..!!  We do require a $100 relapse / return fee as part of the reinstitution process along with a deeper commitment to the recovery process!! Must pass an in house drug test as part of reinstatement.

Yes and through the (3) leading National and State agencies – CCAPP, Sober Living Network and NARR…these certifications require compliance to strict Sober Living standards and annual inspections for continued certification.

Absolutely, as we have always subscribed to the fact that we are here to support, never hinder one’s recovery and reclamation of their respective lives..!! We highly encourage productivity, whether it be work, school or volunteering.

The simple way to state this answer, is to bring enough clothes and things for a ‘season’ thus not over doing it as we do have space limitations..Your own bedding for a twin sized bed and toiletries is also suggested

Unfortunately, due to others allergy concerns and the need to maintain safety and clean environments we must decline on the one

Medications are allowed at VSL, yet with stipulations such as whatever your addictive drug of choice may be – the medication used - cannot be of the same … Also, we usually require the use of pills dispensers and daily dosings start out at 2-3 day intervals with the primary bottles held under manager watch, locked away, unless the participant has a successful and lengthy history of medication self dispensing…Medication Compliance is very important at all times during your stay at VSL.

Always, we purposely locate our homes and or apartments with short walks to bus lines and shopping centers