Sober Living

A Stable Foundation

We take great care in providing the best possible options for housing.

We know how important it is to have a safe, secure and comfortable place to come home to at the end of the day. Stable Environment residents are required to maintain sobriety, attend recovery meetings (i.e. AA/NA, Refuge, SMART, LDS ARP, etc.), attend house meetings, find and maintain gainful employment, attend school or provide community service. Residents are encouraged to work at being a healthy family unit in support of common goals.

Residents have the opportunity to give and receive support from one another and are encouraged to work at being a healthy family unit in support of common goals.

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Our homes are democratically run. Its a great place for accountability. Residents assist with determining and enforcing policies, including how residents are approved or referred.

Residents have the opportunity to create new and healthy relationships with others that are focused on similar goals and have experience working through similar struggles.

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Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions are answered by sober living expert Michael Keenan

The philosophy behind Stable Environment is three-fold: [1] self-help is the bedrock of recovery, [2] disciplined democracy is key to living together, and [3] self-support builds efficacy in sobriety comfortable enough to avoid relapse.

We have seen those that commit to the Stable Environment rules and guidelines have increased abstinence rates significantly. According to our data, 96% of our residents obtained employment throughout the duration of their stay, and 86% of the residents avoided relapse.

We have no paid staff living in the house. There are voluntary incentivized positions held in the house. These positions allow people the opportunity to build skill, accountability, responsibility, and leadership within the home. The positions are elected by the current residents of the house. We do have an Operations Manager who meets with the Leadership Team weekly, and an Operations Director and Executive Director who meets with the Operations Manager weekly.

We do not allow pets to live in the home, however, if a pet were to visit that would be allowed as long as all residents in the Recovery Residence (sober living) approved. The pet would not be allowed to stay overnight.

Each of our homes has an updated resource referral binder that has several options for local substance abuse treatment needs; these binders are updated frequently. We can provide useful information and assist with individuals with getting connected to those options. We work, and have worked, well with many substance abuse providers locally and not locally to help residents get needs met.

Yes! Each of our homes has a live-in House Manager. This person assists each resident in the home with any needs. The House Manager is the one who holds the people in the home accountable to the house rules. In addition to the House Manager, there are also other elected positions (Assist House Manager, House Accountant, and House Chore Advisor) in the house to ensure the safety and accountability of the home. Each position is voluntary and incentivized. Each leadership position is available to anyone which gives equal opportunity for others to learn skills through practical application. In addition to the Leadership in the home, we have an Operations Manager, Operations Director, and Executive Director.

Many of our residents have served jail time. Stable Environment has seemed to stop the recycling in and out of jail or treatment facilities.

Safe Housing, Recovery Meeting Accountability, Secure & Maintain Employment, Pay Rent On-time, Random Drug and Alcohol Testing, Mandatory Weekly House Meeting, and Curfew/Check-ins, Cleanliness.

Our Recovery Residence (sober living) aren’t set up to take children overnight.

Stable Environment Recovery Residence is democratically self-run by the residents who elected by the residents. Stable Environment Recovery Residences are self-run because this allows individuals in recovery to learn responsibility and accountability through practical application.

A recovering individual can live in the recovery residence (sober living) for as long as he or she does not drink alcohol, does not use drugs, keeps house clean, and pays rent. At this time, the average stay is about 8 months, but many residents stay 12 to 18 months. There is no pressure on anyone in good standing to leave.

We do not provide aftercare services but are equipped to refer any individual or resident. We have many local and non-local relationships for aftercare services.

Each person living in the home must be working a program of recovery. Recovery meetings are required each week. The home isn’t a place of hang-out during the day. We require all residents to have a job, or, until a job is obtained, community service is required each week.

Each room is shared. This provides safety for those in early recovery. This also discourages isolation and helps the resident to learn or relearn socialization to get the full benefit of recovering individuals helping each other to become comfortable enough in sobriety to avoid relapse.

If someone in the home relapses, they are immediately discharged to leave the property for 72 hours. After 72 hours away from the home is completed, the individual will have to produce a negative drug and alcohol screen to come back. After a second relapse, the individual is asked to leave for 1 week as well as produce a negative drug and alcohol screen. After the third relapse, the individual is evicted from the home and would have to re-apply and restart the application process no sooner than 30 days.

Success can mean a lot of things to different people. Currently, we have only gathered data while the residents are enrolled. For us, the average length of stay is around 8 months, the turnover is extremely low. 96% of our residents obtain employment in the first 30 days and maintain employment throughout the duration of their stay. 87% of our residents have avoided relapse. We view these numbers as a huge success!

Any recovering alcoholic or drug addict can apply by filling out an application and being interviewed by the existing residents of the House. To fill out an application, click here.

Stable Environment Recovery Residence provides safe affordable housing for those struggling with substance abuse. However, we are ready to help you get connected to options, and referrals, to any needs you might have.

Each home randomly drug and alcohol screens every week. Also, if an individual request a trip and is approved, vacation, or some kind of extended stay outside of the home, that individual will have to produce a negative drug and alcohol screen upon arrival. Also, at any time, any resident can ask another resident to test.

Each Recovery Residence tracks several data points only while in the home at this time. We are currently creating systems to track data after a resident discharge.

St. George, UT – $465 monthly rent and $250 security deposit

Cedar City, UT – $450 monthly rent and $250 security deposit

Pricing subject to change. Please call for current pricing.

No this is not subsidized housing.

No. Experience has shown that Stable Environment Recovery Residence work for both men and women, but not in the same house. We have separate housing for men and for women.

There is no specific amount of sobriety needed to apply and be accepted. However, to move into the home there has to be a minimum of 2 weeks of sobriety.

“Access Foundation Recovery Residence, for me, has meant the ability to learn life skills, to develop healthy friendships, to finally realize I am not alone, and that people really do care about one another. It has been my lifeline to recovery and freedom.”

Patrick

“Recovery Residence has been my whole life for the last several years. I have put a lot of effort into it and I have reaped the rewards. ..The best decision of my life was getting into Stable Environment and I owe my success to the people I’ve met and the lessons I’ve learned in Stable Environment.”

Eric

“I felt responsible and capable again for the first time in many years. At first, that was only because other people believed in me and were willing to take a chance on me. But soon I believed in me too! I checked into detox as a lonely, broken, and suffering junkie, a thief, a felon, a prostitute, a failure. Today, I have many friends, I strive to live a healthy, loving, purposeful, and spiritual life, I am honest, I am grateful, I am happy…and I am free.”

Julie P.