Q: What is sober living?
A: Sober living is a transitional program that helps ease people into their new sober lives. During sober living, clients will be taught invaluable skills that will drastically increase the chances of maintaining a fulfilling sober life. It is less rigid in structure than residential treatment. Clients will be randomly drug tested and checked in each night and transportation to and from 12-step meetings will be provided.
Q: Will food be provided?
A: Yes, clients have access to natural, organic foods stocked in the kitchen 24/7. Most nights, a healthy (but tasty) meal will be cooked by our staff.
Q: What is the recommended length of stay?
A: Each person is unique, so it is best to consult a member of the staff. The minimum recommended stay is 90 days, however clients can decide whether or not to continue their residency at the end of each month.
Q: What is case management?
A: Case management is a more intensive, hands-on program. Our team will make sure the client is attending meetings and meeting with his/her sponsor regularly (if that is a part of his/her treatment plan), actively participating in house activities, and attending all doctor/ therapy appointments. They will also supervise client taking medication, provide additional transportation if necessary, and keep an open line of communication with the client’s treatment team, which may include therapists, doctors, outpatient team, etc.
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Q: Are clients able to visit Riviera Recovery after they move out?
A: Absolutely! We have an open door policy for all of our clients. We encourage them to come back and visit any time, continue to participate in group activities, and attend our weekly in house meeting.
Q: When will my son/daughter be able to start working and/or going to school again?
A: Everyone is different; you should consult one of our staff members regarding this issue.
Q: I will not have a car during my stay in sober living. Will transportation be provided?
A: Our staff provides transportation to/from 12-step meetings. There is a golf cart available to drive to the local grocery store, organic juice bar, dry cleaners, cafes, etc. If the client requires additional transportation, he/she may want to discuss the option of case management.
Q: Does Riviera Recovery promote maintaining 100% abstinence from drugs/ alcohol?
Q: Does Riviera Recovery guarantee that each client will stay sober after leaving sober living?
A: Unfortunately, it would not be possible to have a 100% guarantee of this nature, however many Riviera Recovery clients who moved out maintain contact with our staff and remain sober to this day.