A Safe, Structured, and Supportive Recovery Environment
Sober living homes are apartment-style residences that offer clients in early recovery the supportive environment they need to reintegrate back into the rigors of daily post-treatment life. Sober living programs are safe, moderately-structured, typically overseen by a house manager, and also shared with the client’s recovering peers. The level of client monitoring, programming, and regulation is considerably less structured than primary or extended care. In fact, studies conclude that this kind of ongoing, structured support promotes lifelong sobriety.
Our Four Sober Living Homes in Manchester, NH
Granite Recovery Centers offers four sober living homes all in the heart of Manchester, NH, a vibrant city of shopping, historic mills, arts, music, and also recreation. For example, our sober homes include:
- Queen City Sober Living North: Located in downtown Manchester, N.H., serving men ages 18 and older.
- Queen City Sober Living South: Located in downtown Manchester, N.H., serving men ages 18 and older.
- Vision House East: Located in downtown Manchester, N.H., serving women ages 18 and older.
- Vision House West: Located in downtown Manchester, N.H., serving women ages 18 and older.
The Role of Sober Living
Addicts in early recovery often require a sober living environment to help them acclimate to the stressors and challenges of returning to the “real world”. Living amongst like-minded recovering peers offers a level of camaraderie and support that can be instrumental in maintaining as well as strengthening sobriety. Clients also develop and work on basic skills such as personal hygiene, housekeeping, money management, job interviewing. And because clients share common experiences and goals, they form bonds of support that can last a lifetime. The ultimate goal of sober living is to provide a smooth and seamless transition into a life of independence, fulfillment, as well as purpose.
Sober House Rules and Regulations
Granite Recovery Centers’ sober living homes require adherence to and participation in our rules and regulations. For example, these include:
- The Resident Code of Conduct
- The Accountability format
- 12-Step meetings at nearby locations – residents must also find a 12-Step home group within their first week of residence
- Big Book workshops
- Regular and random drug testing
- Complete abstinence (no replacement therapies)
- Alumni sponsorship – residents must get a 12-Step sponsor within their first week of residence
- Work program – residents must obtain at least one service position within their first week of residence
- Weekly chores and house cleaning