LA Sober Living Lifestyle

Many people new to recovery wonder what life will be like now that they are living a clean and sober lifestyle. Sober living is often a next step for people who have completed a treatment program. What will a sober living lifestyle be like for you?

Building a Recovery Foundation

Lasting sobriety is the top goal for everyone new to recovery. Building a foundation, of course, is what strengthens your sobriety on the way. One of the first steps to building this foundation is creating a healthy, safe support system. Going to 12-step meetings in the LA area, attending any therapy and work, family, and friendship-related commitments are also important. You’ll learn a lot about time management while you’re in sober living in Los Angeles, among others in recovery. You’ll also be able to meet some great people at meetings and build out your support network. A sponsor, sober friendships, and new hobbies and interests can help you create a healthy support system to fall back on. You’re never alone in recovery. A sober living arrangement can help you develop lasting friendships and live in a structured, safe environment where everyone is working towards the same goals. You’ll also learn more about how to maintain healthy relationships, taking responsibility for your behavior and obligations. Living with others who are in sobriety can help you build strong bonds and build confidence. A recent study on sober living programs revealed that long-term outcomes of recovering alcoholics/addicts who participate in these programs are more likely to achieve lasting sobriety/clean time. Transitioning to a reside in a local LA sober living environment is a powerful way to commit to your long-term sobriety and forge new bonds as you build confidence and a foundation for your life after treatment.

Building a Life in Recovery While in LA Sober Living

Stay sober will always be your top priority, no matter what is going on in life. As you begin living a life substance-free, you’re going to grow and change. Preoccupation with getting and using your substance of choice often got in the way with living a fulfilling life. Once you have been sober for a while, you’ll find that there’s a lot of time for fun, relaxation, and reflection in your life. Living in the Los Angeles area provides a lot of opportunities for these things during your “me” time. Some outings will be done with others in the program and the companionship of a chaperone. You’ll bond with your fellow house-mates and make new friends. You might even discover that you find new, healthy activities that you join and interests to pursue. You’re in a perfect location to explore your surroundings and find new passions and return to a safe and supportive home aftwewards. Some of the activities that clients enjoy in Riviera Recovery’s Los Angeles location include:
  • Swimming
  • Meditating
  • Spending time with pets (live-in pets allowed)
  • Running
  • Jogging
  • Gyms
  • Cooking
  • Playing an Organized Sport (such as baseball or soccer)
  • Surfing
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Meditation
  • Attending Local University Classes (Santa Monica College and UCLA)
Our Western LA Sober Living home is a great place to build your foundation in recovery.  You’ll be in a living situation where everyone is working towards a goal. You’ll have the guidance from a trained staff that wants to help you move forward. Transportation is provided for most outings. Your aftercare treatment will be coordinated with other professionals you see. For example, we may keep in touch with your doctors, therapist, or psychiatrist. If your family is part of your treatment plan, we may talk to them sometimes as well. While you’re working your program, you’ll still have rules and structure in your life. But you’ll also learn to be comfortable in your own skin and learn to enjoy the freedom that a life in recovery provides for you. You can explore your hobbies and passions.

Building a Strong, Sober Life

Living in a sober home can help you build a fulfilling, inspired lifestyle. At both our Malibu and West LA sober living homes, there are amenities and opportunities to learn more about yourself. Transportation is available to 12-step meetings, scheduled activities and appointments. Sober living allows you to build a lifestyle in a home that has structure but also helps move you towards freedom. You’ll have responsibilities, but you’ll also be in a place that’s comforting. You’re in a home away from home and with awesome weather with beautiful places to explore, hike. There is also a vibrant, artistic vibe Life after drugs is a different type of life. A life of purpose and fulfillment awaits if you’re ready to put the work in. Getting sober and working a recovery program can help you approach life differently. Early recovery is a great time to begin confronting your issues. It’s also a great time learn how to work, play, and live a lifestyle that brings you inspiration.

Want to Learn More?

If you or somebody you love, a client or a friend, are looking for sober living options, we’re here to help. Find a peaceful place to live and grow. Get in touch at 1-855-207-2798 to learn more about sober homes in Western Los Angeles, Malibu/Palisades.  

Why is Los Angeles the Best Place to get Sober?

Los Angeles has been the west coast hub for sobriety for quite some time. With comfortable high-end rehabilitation centers strewn across the sandy beaches of the coast, and a recovery fellowship that is unparalleled, it’s no wonder why Los Angeles is the best place to get sober.

Los Angeles Offers an Abundance of Sober Living Accommodations

There are a plethora of sober living options in, and around, the Los Angeles area ranging from inpatient treatment facilities to more flexible transitional homes. Transitional living provides those recovering from substance abuse a safe, sober home environment while they get back on their feet. It’s not uncommon for those in recovery to make a home here, especially after they experience the amazing recovery community the city has to offer.  

12 Step Meetings and Fellowship Galore

There are thousands of A.A. meetings in Los Angeles. From industry people to Midwest transplants, you’re bound to find people with similar interests. The fellowship in L.A. doesn’t stop at beach meetings and speaker conferences though. The sobriety community creates their own fun; from retreats and music festivals, to nonprofit organizations and outings, there’s never a dull moment. They even hold “Soberchella”; created by a husband and wife who wanted to attend the music festival Coachella without the temptation of drugs and alcohol. There is a powerful dynamic between those who recovered from substance abuse in L.A., and they are on a mission to show those who are still suffering from their disease just fun life in sobriety can be!

The Weather – Need I Say More?

Southern California is known for its beautiful weather, palm trees and sandy beaches. The sunny climate offers plenty of opportunities for sober activities, not to mention the vitamin D is good for your soul. While people often associate L.A. with night life and Hollywood parties, the city has so much more to offer. Between the beautiful hikes, beach walks, coastal road trips, weekly festivals and street fairs, there are plenty of opportunities to “party” sober. There’s nothing more dangerous for someone recovering from substance abuse than boredom; and staying active is easy in such a bustling city.

Getting Sober in Los Angeles – Diversity and Opportunity

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is known as the “land of opportunity” and it lives up to that name. People come from all walks of life to sober up in the “City of Angels” and end up gaining so much more. Due to the dense population there are endless job and career opportunities. Recovering addicts and alcoholics are making a life for themselves in L.A. by building a foundation for life-long sobriety; and they’re having a blast doing it. While many people migrate to Southern California to chase their dreams, addicts and alcoholics from around the country come to Los Angeles to find relief from addiction. They end up staying for the weather, unlimited outdoor activities and abundant recovery community and fellowship the city has to offer.   Visit us here for more information about treatment and sober living opportunities in the Los Angeles area. We invite you to call Riviera Recovery today for a free confidential assessment, and to learn more about sober living & individualized recovery counseling: 310-872-1908