Our Program

An Overview of Our Program

Growing Sober provides a recovery residence for newly sober individuals in South Florida. We offer a structured living environment for addicts and alcoholics who wish to improve their chances of staying sober for the long term. We have multiple properties in Palm Beach County. Our program offers accomidations for both men and women in separate housing.

At Growing Sober we believe that individuals grow up in sobriety. Often times people that have struggled for years with addiction or alcoholism never make it past the adolescent stages of maturity. For some, simple tasks like job searches, resume building and money management seem difficult or even impossible.

Our staff at Growing Sober prides itself on the assistance we offer to our residents. We strive to be much more than a sober living home. Our residents will be assisted with job searching, money management, remume building, job interview preperation as well as sober mentoring services. All of our staff is sober and all have mutiple years of sobriety.

Program Acceptance Guidelines

Males and females coming directly from a 30 day treatment program will be accepted into Growing Sober. If an individual is not coming directly from a 30 day treatment program, but has the required time sober, they may be considered upon management approval.

  • Residents must be able to pass both a urine analysis and a breathalyzer upon arrival.
  • New residents will be subject to a search of their belongings.
  • If a new resident is currently taking mediaction, it will need to be cleared with staff.

Program Requirements

12 Step Program

  • Residents are required to participate in a 12 step program of their chosing.
  • Residents must have a sponsor and be actively working 12 steps.
  • Residents are required to have a home group and actively participate in the group of their choosing.

Employment

  • All unemployed residents must obtain employment within the first 2 weeks at Growing Sober.
  • Residents are expected to be out of the house and looking for work between the hours of 9 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday until full-time employment is obtained.
  • Residents may not work over night shifts unless cleared with staff and an appropriate amount of sober time is accumulated.
  • Work schedules will NOT interfere with IOP schedules, house meetings and 12 step meetings.

Financial Obligation

  • Rent of $165 weekly is to be paid on Monday evenings for that week.
  • Rent is the resident’s responsibility.
  • After the first 30 days – parents, family members, friends etc. will not be allowed to assist with resident’s financial obligation.
  • Paying rent on time and in full teaches our residents accountability and money mangement.

Respect

  • Above all else, clients will respect one another.
  • Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated and will be grounds for immediate dismissal.
  • If any resident is made uncomfortable by any other person, they are required to inform staff so that we may handle it accordingly.
  • Residents are REQUIRED to inform staff immediately if they are aware of anyone having posession of drugs or alcohol. This ensures the safety of each and every resident.

Program Rules

Guidelines

  • The use of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol or anyone unable to pass a drug test and/or breathalyzer will be discharged immediately.
  • You can and will be tested for drugs and alcohol at any time.
  • Physical violences or threats will not be tolerated.
  • Residents are not allowed to establish relationships with any other Growing Sober residents of the opposite sex.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed indoors.
  • Residents are expected to keep the houses “tour ready”. Beds made, common areas clean and weekly chores complete.
  • Doors must remain locked at all times. Growing Sober claims NO responsibilty for lost or stolen items.

Curfew

  • Residents will adhere to a 9 pm curfew for the first 2 weeks.
  • After the first 2 weeks, curfew will be 11 pm Sunday – Thursday & 1 am on Friday and Saturday.
  • Clients must adhere to all Growing Sober rules and guidelines or they will lose curfew privileges.

Overnight Passes

  • After the first 30 days, residents will be given two 24 hour passes or one 48 hour pass per month.
  • Clients must be current on rent and all other obligations.
  • Clients must inform staff one week prior to the requested pass to get approval.