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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q: What is sober living for men?

  • A: Sober living for men is a supportive living arrangement designed to help individuals in recovery from substance abuse maintain sobriety in a structured and substance-free environment.

2. Q: How does sober living differ from other types of recovery housing?

  • A: Sober living focuses on creating a supportive community for individuals transitioning from rehab to independent living. It often involves peer accountability and a commitment to maintaining a drug-free lifestyle.

3. Q: What services are typically provided in sober living homes?

  • A: Sober living homes often provide a stable living environment, peer support, group meetings, drug testing, and connections to local recovery resources.

4. Q: Is sober living only for people who have completed formal addiction treatment?

  • A: While many residents have completed formal treatment, sober living can also be beneficial for those who need additional support during early recovery.

5. Q: How long can someone stay in a sober living home?

  • A: We ask for a minimum commitment of 90 days, but residents typically stay for several months to more than a year, depending on individual needs and goals.

6. Q: Are there rules in sober living homes?

  • A: Yes, rules are common and include curfews, mandatory attendance at support meetings, random drug testing, and active participation in household responsibilities. List with all program rules and Code of Conduct is posted in the living room of each residence. 

7. Q: Are there age requirements for sober living for men?

  • A: As long as you're over 18 years of age, you are able to move into one of our homes. 

8. Q: How much does it cost to live in a sober living home?

  • A: Costs vary depending on location and bed size. Outside of a $350 intake fee/deposit, Participants generally pay between $900-$1000 per month for program fees. 

9. Q: Are visitors allowed in sober living homes?

  • A: We limit the number of visitors that enter the sober living homes due to confidentiality. If you have a family member or friend that wants to stop by, please coordinate the visit with your House Manager. No romantic partners in the house unless you are showing them the home.

10. Q: Is employment a requirement for residents in sober living homes?

  • A: Employment is a mandatory part of our program. For individuals on Social Security, Disability, or that have the financial resources to pay without working, a minimum of 20 hours per week of volunteer work or participation in an Outpatient Treatment program. 

11. Q: Are 12-step programs the only option in sober living homes?

  • A: No, while our homes incorporate 12-step principles, we do encourage others to embrace alternative recovery approaches. If you identify a different community through church, fellowship, or outside groups, touch base with your House Manager and set up a plan to count these activities towards required weekly meetings. 

12. Q: How can someone find a reputable sober living home in Colorado?

  • A: All State certified residences can be found on the Colorado Agency For Recovery Residences website. Threshold To Recovery is a certified program through CARR. 

13. Q: Does TTR provide transportation services?

  • A: No, all Participants will be required to either have their own vehicle or utilize public transit. 

14. Q: Are pets allowed in sober living homes?

  • A: Pets are aloud in each house on a case-by-case basis. Each property, if approved by the landlord to have a pet, can have one dog or cat, no exceptions. If the spot is already full in your house, you will not be able to bring your pet. 

15. Q: Can individuals on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) stay in sober living homes?

  • A: YES! We are at MAT friendly program. All meds are held by the House Manager and distributed to the Participant on a daily basis. 

16. Q: Are there sober living homes specifically tailored for certain populations (e.g., veterans, LGBTQ+ individuals)?

  • A: Yes, there are specialized sober living homes catering to various populations. Call today and we will make sure to connect you with any program we know that will better support your needs. That being said, we do have individuals from all walks of life in our program and do not discriminate against any individual. 

17. Q: What happens if someone relapses while in a sober living home?

  • A: In case of a relapse, the Participant has 30 minutes to pack what they can and exit the home. They can coordinate with Ownership to pick up the remainder of their belongings within 24 hours. Anything not picked up will be donated. 

18. Q: How can family members support their loved ones in sober living?

  • A: Family involvement is often encouraged. Support can include attending family therapy, educating themselves about addiction, and participating in family support groups.

19. Q: Are there state regulations governing sober living homes in Colorado?

  • A: Yes, and they are enforced by the Colorado Agency For Recovery Residences. 

20. Q: Can individuals in sober living homes continue with outpatient therapy or counseling?

  • A: Yes, many residents continue with outpatient services to support their ongoing recovery journey.

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