Is Sober Living Right for Me?

If you have completed your in-patient or outpatient treatment, sober living may be the right choice for you. Sober living offers accountability, structure, and support. The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs shares a study that “found that social support was associated with drinking outcome. Clients who had social networks with a higher number of abstainers and recovering alcoholics had better outcomes 3 years after treatment completion. A critically important aspect of one’s social network is their living environment.” When your environment supports your recovery, you have a much better chance of staying sober.

Do you have to go to treatment to enter into Summit Recovery or recovery residence?

Not necessarily. In most cases, Summit Recovery is provided to people successfully discharging from a treatment program. We have seen situations where people need to enter a Summit Recovery home without attending treatment. We will assess each person to ensure they are at the proper level of care.

What is your relapse policy?

Summit Recovery has a zero-tolerance policy for relapse. To protect the safety of our community, it is mandatory for a person to leave the residence in the house in which they reside if a relapse occurs. We work closely with each resident and their family in the event of relapse to help provide the appropriate level of care. We do not drop clients from the Summit Recovery system due to a relapse. We will create a plan to get them re-engaged in recovery.

In some cases, this means we recommend they attend detox or in-patient treatment for stabilization. In other cases, we will move them to a space that meets their level of care needs. In all situations, we keep the safety of the entire group in mind, while also looking out for the welfare of the individual.

Are your sober living homes 12-step based?

Summit Recovery strongly believes in the 12-step approach to recovery. Our homes require mandatory 12-step meeting attendance to be in compliance with house rules. Summit Recovery offers a unique culture rooted in structure, accountability, and 12-step principles. 12-Step participation is vital to maintain this culture. We support all forms of abstinence-based recovery.

Do you allow medications?

Yes, Summit Recovery allows medications that are prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner. Clients are responsible for administering their own medication, although staff may monitor and assist clients in taking medications as prescribed. Medication monitoring varies based on the level of care in the house.

Do you have naloxone overdose prevention resources?

Yes, all Summit Recovery homes and staff are trained for overdose reversal with Naloxone.