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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

WHAT IS A RECOVERY HOUSE?


A recovery house is a safe, structured, drug and alcohol free home where people in early recovery from addiction live together to work toward a common goal - a clean and sober life. 



WHY SHOULD I MOVE INTO A RECOVERY HOUSE?


In most cases, people in addiction recovery are released from treatment before they are able to make the changes necessary in their lives for a successful recovery.  If they return to the same surroundings they were in before treatment the chances are high that they will relapse. Recovery houses give them the opportunity for a fresh start in a structured environment that is designed to help them maintain a clean and sober life.



HOW LONG DO PEOPLE LIVE IN A RECOVERY HOUSE?


The length of a stay at a recovery house will vary greatly from person to person. Some people will stay for a few weeks, others will stay for a few years. The average length of residency in a recovery house is usually 9 to 12 months.



HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LIVE IN A RECOVERY HOUSE?


The costs of a stay at a recovery house will vary from program to program. Pricing will usually range from $160 - $300 per week depending on the location and amenities included.  Dominate Today Recovery Living is reasonably priced at $170 per week.



ARE THERE SPECIFIC RULES THAT YOU MUST FOLLOW AT A RECOVERY HOUSE?


Every recovery program will have their own rules. The main one being residents may  NOT USE DRUGS OR ALCOHOL. Beyond that, residents must maintain employment, pay their rent, complete house chores, follow curfew, obtain a sponsor, home group, and attend a certain number of  12-step meetings per week.



WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE DOES NOT FOLLOW THE RULES AT A RECOVERY HOUSE?


Every program may be run a bit differently. At Dominate Today Recovery Living it depends on the severity of the rule that was broken. If someone uses drugs or alcohol they will either be removed from the program immediately or given the option to re-enter an addiction treatment center with the possibility of returning when the treatment is completed successfully. For breaking curfew or not completing chores a resident will usually be put on blackout for a specific time frame so that they can contemplate their actions and how it affects the other members of the  house.


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