Northridge, CA (PressExposure) November 11, 2009 -- Northridge, CA: As the number of short-term addiction and recovery treatment facilities in Southern California continues to grow, so grows the number of sober living homes â supportive group living arrangements that serve as transitional environments for those who have completed rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, not all sober living facilities are created equal. Some are top-notch atmospheres in which to cultivate lifelong sobriety; while others may be sub-par, even ineffective. A Step in the Right Direction, a Southern California facility specializing in womenâs sober living houses, offers the following tips for choosing a sober living home. They advise potential residents and their families to seek a facility that:
- Looks and feels like a clean, comfortable home - Incorporates 12-step principles into their daily program - Encourages healthy personal comforts, such as pets - Contains amenities that make the experience more pleasant
These are essential criteria for those who wish to attain the full benefits of a sober living environment, according to facility program consultant Linda Ruzich. âWe pride ourselves in providing a safe, supportive atmosphere in which to build a firm foundation for recovery,â she says, âas well as promoting moral, spiritual and emotional growth for the individual. Together, we build a new set of coping skills to assist us in our new design for living.â
A Step in the Right Direction meets each of the above benchmarks for a quality sober living home. The daily program in which its residents participate is based on time-tested 12-step principles â the hallmark of any quality recovery process.
The spacious Southern California sober living home, located in an upscale neighborhood in Northridge, includes a grass-covered backyard with BBQ, swimming pool, and childrenâs playground. Inside, a large gourmet kitchen, high speed Internet, and cable televisions create a pleasant environment as well. And, to ensure that residents have access to as many home-like comforts as possible, the home is a pet-friendly sober living environment.
A Step in the Right Direction can significantly improve the recovery process for women who aim to move forward following substance abuse rehabilitation. More information can be obtained at http://www.astepintherightdirection.com/