What to Expect in Sober Living


Entering a sober living home can be a little bit like the first day of school. Much like school, we know that the sober living facility will provide us with the tools we need to make a positive impact in our lives, and that through sober living, we can transition into the men we’ve always wanted to be-- but it’s no secret that new experiences can be daunting if we’re not sure what to expect. As a sober living home in the heart of Los Angeles, our sober living facility focuses on two concepts: providing a fun, program-oriented setting where residents [...]

What to Expect in Sober Living2019-01-29T12:00:09-07:00

Acceptance, Change, Knowledge: Dissecting the Serenity Prayer Part II


While the surface-level meaning of the Serenity Prayer offers powerful concepts like serenity, courage, and wisdom, it’s the deeper meaning of the Serenity Prayer’s core concepts that can help us apply its words to our recovery journeys more effectively. As with everything in recovery, the more steps we take to give meaning to what we learn and practice, the more likely we’ll be inclined to continue learning and practicing even after we leave the sober living facility. The first part of the Serenity Prayer asks for peace to accept what we can’t change. Acceptance is a huge first step in our [...]

Acceptance, Change, Knowledge: Dissecting the Serenity Prayer Part II2019-01-25T12:00:58-07:00

10 Signs the Party’s Over


Most of us like a good party. There’s just something in our DNA that seems to make us enjoy hanging out with good people, having good fun, and not doing any work. Here in Los Angeles in particular, partying can sometimes feel like it comes with the territory of being a young man in one of the nation’s busiest cities-- and there’s no denying that a good party can often seem like a great way to meet new people, make new friends, and unwind. For many of us, though, partying could also spell danger-- especially when it involves drugs and alcohol. [...]

10 Signs the Party’s Over2019-01-21T12:00:10-07:00

When is an Addiction an Addiction?


Misuse/abuse. Regular use. Tolerance. Dependence. Addiction. The stages of addiction might manifest differently based on the place or person, but misuse or abuse of drugs is still one of the most likely ways to start down the slippery slope towards addiction. In fact, the misuse or abuse of substances is so prevalent that the FDA indicates that “in 2017, an estimated 18 million people (more than 6 percent of those aged 12 and older)... misused [prescription] medications at least once in the past year.” While misuse is not the same as abuse, both actions are often our first foray into using [...]

When is an Addiction an Addiction?2019-01-11T12:00:36-07:00

Sober Living After Graduation


Who said the sober living community’s way of doing things had to stop after we graduated? It doesn’t! The purpose of sober living is to prepare us for those “what’s next?” moments of our lives. We all have them. Maybe we return home to find that things have changed, and we need to pivot to get it all together. Maybe we find that living on our own, even after sober living, presents some challenges we didn’t expect to face. One of the best ways to cope with unforeseen circumstances in our home life is to go with what we know: the [...]

Sober Living After Graduation2018-12-28T23:36:44-07:00

Recovering with Grace


Many who have successfully recovered from addiction count the mental struggle as one the most taxing of the entire recovery process. Our mindset is of utmost importance when it comes to determining whether or not our journey will be a successful one. The most important question in determining an individual’s aptitude for a successful recovery becomes one of whether or not they are truly mentally and spiritually ready for the process. While there is no definitive way to answer this, there are steps that can be taken to bolster readiness and ensure as smooth of a journey as possible. In learning [...]

Recovering with Grace2018-11-02T19:48:45-07:00