There are endless sober livings and halfway houses that give residents the basic needs of sobriety. What sets Sustain Recovery apart is that our home is fully licensed with the California Department of Social Services to provide quality care to adolescents suffering from substance use disorder and other co-occurring disorders. This allows us to provide highly individualized care that assists the specific needs of each resident. With one staff for every three residents, as well as a maximum of six residents per house, we have found a cost-effective model that is unparalleled in the industry today.
We provide a safe and structured affordable Peer Supportive Recovery Residence in which our adolescents are able to maintain a meaningful and fun way of life without drugs or alcohol. Our day treatment program, in which all residents attend, provides medical and psychiatric services, individual resident guidance, life skills training, individual therapy, counseling, group therapy, family therapy, school, and additional educational and vocational training which are all ongoing elements of the Extended Care process. Involvement in a Twelve Step program is mandatory and Sustain Recovery is a Twelve Step, abstinence-based home.

With the support and safety net of the Sustain Recovery staff and community, our residents have a structured schedule, which applies the same degree of structure as treatment, in a way that integrates the necessary, healthy living skills needed in the real world.

Below is a description of services provided at Sustain Recovery that most traditional Sober Livings do not:

Service Sober Living Sustain Recovery
Drug and Alcohol Free Residence Yes Yes
Food and Nutritional Guidance No Yes
24/7 Awake Staff and Monitoring No Yes
Structured Schedule No Yes
1 Staff Member to 3 Client Ratio No Yes
Life Skills Coaching No Yes
School No Yes
Transportation No Yes
Family Program No Yes
Counseling No Yes
Medical and Psychiatric Services No Yes
Full Day Treatment No Yes
Individualized Outpatient PHP/IOP Program Included No Yes

Sustain Recovery changed my life in a way I never considered remotely possible. I arrived in a place where I knew nobody. Sustain Recovery gave me tools so that I never had to be alone again. I learned how to live like an adult and have genuine relationships with other human beings. I gained a sense of self respect, love, and pride from the challenges I was given by staff. I was able to work through the recent loss of my father and I achieved my goal of not taking any psychiatric medication.
I learned that life is an endless balancing act. I have to continually work on myself and my relationships with the people in my life. The staff at Sustain Recovery are all incredibly experienced and spiritual. They were available to me whether I wanted their help or not. Through their efforts and experience, I experienced the inner workings of having an intimate, loving relationship with a loving creator.
Sustain Recovery is “home” for me. I discovered a loving, caring family that helped launch me to a place I would have never dreamed and, if I would have dreamed it, I would never have believed I would be able to accomplish it.

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