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New Leaf Sober Living

A new start...

New Leaf Sober Living helps you begin to function as a transformed person, free from alcohol and addiction.

Our shared strength, experience & hope while recovering under common circumstances make this transformation a reality.

New leaf sober living home

To reserve a spot on our waiting list or            for further information, please contact              us at (414) 840-6554 or via email at jay@newleafsober.com.

 

We are currently seeking a live-in House Manager. Contact us for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about Sober Living Homes (SLH) or about our facility. If you need additional information please contact us.

1.

Are Sober Living Homes effective?

Yes. The retention rate of residents in sober living environmentys is excellent. This study found that the average length of stay in an SLH was 163 to 254 days, FAR exceeding the National Institute of Drug Abuse recommendations. They also found that employment, psychiatric symptoms improved significantly, and that a large percentage (over 68%) of SLH residents move on to long term recovery successfully.Read the Study.


2.

What is a Sober Living Home?

Sober Living Homes (SLH's) are facilities used by addicts recovering from substance abuse, which serve as an interim environment between rehab and a return to their former lives. SLHs provide a safe and supportive place for people to live while they are in recovery. SLH facilities are primarily meant for those who have just come out of rehab or other short term treatment, and need a place to live that is structured and supportive to continue successful recovery. Learn more.

SLHs are affordable, alcohol and drug free environments that provide a positive place for peer group recovery support.  Sober housing promotes individual recovery by providing an environment that allows the residents to develop individual recovery programs and become self supporting.


3.

How long can I stay?

Provided that you follow the house rules, there is no limit to how long you can stay. We know that recovery times vary with every person and situation, and that it is critical to provide support for as long as necessary to achieve success.


4.

How do you keep the home safe from problems?

Quality assurance is achieved and maintained through membership in a sober living coalition or network.  These coalitions and networks proved self-governance and self-regulation through peer reviews and inspections.  Members are required to meet excellent standards in health, safety and management guidelines.  The homes maintain alcohol and drug free environments with resident initiated and maintained recovery support activities.

There is a ZERO TOLERANCE RULE for drugs and alcohol which includes normal everyday medicine cabinet items such as mouthwash, cold medicines, and after-shave, or food items such as vanilla. New Leaf Sober Living does random or surprise drug and alcohol testing. The use of 52 proof mouthwash (Listerine and Scope, to name a few), 70 proof vanilla, opiate or alcohol based cold medicines will cause a false positive test. Not to mention intoxication if consumed in quantities.

Other ZERO TOLERANCE RULE absolutes include violence, threats of violence, fighting, harassment, theft, sex on the premises, and unexcused absence or violation of curfews.


5.

Are there requirements in addition to following the house rules?

Each resident is required to be financially self-supporting, paying their own rent, and purchasing their own food. The residents are required to work, actively seek employment, or be a student enrolled in an accredited academic or trade school. Those who are permanently disabled and on federal, state, or local assistance are required to become involved in service to the home or the community. All residents are required to attend a minimum number of weekly self-help or 12 Step meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous.


6.

Do I sign a lease? Is there a security deposit?

There is no security deposit, but there is an additional move-in fee for the first month. Utilities are included. Rent is paid monthly. The only requirements for residency are a desire to stay clean and sober, follow all house rules, and pay your rent timely.


7.

Can I get a private room?

Rooms are generally shared, 2 per room, depending on the room size. This is intentionally done to provide constant support and prevent isolation.


8.

Can I bring my pet(s)?

No pets are allowed.