Frequently asked questions
We understand there are a lot of questions going through your mind as you look at sober living. Below are some of the top ones we hear from our residents. If you have any additional, don't hesitate to contact us directly!
What is the difference in Sober Living and a Halfway House?
Halfway Houses are typically less structured and often un-staffed living environments. Often the potential residents have limited accountability and structure and are often there on a weekly minimum stay for a lower cost.
SSL (Structured or Supported Sober Living) incorporates much more accountability and programming than a halfway house.
SSL are also usually staffed with a live-in/house manager type role, and (in Connection's case) also may have separate daytime staff as well.
SSL also usually include some level of programming such as, life skills classes and (in Connection's case) therapeutic programming with licensed professionals providing therapy as well as other trained professionals providing life skills classes on a weekly basis.
SSL have a much more set schedule that the residents are required to adhere to and they often have a longer length of stay as opposed to being on a week-to-week structure.
How long do residents have to stay?
CRR asks for a 90 day commitment upon admission. Your length of stay with us will largely depend upon your level of need for support and structure. CRR values individualized care, and we recognize that every person is different.
How much does the Connections Recovery program cost?
The tuition is $3000 a month.
Do I have to have a job?
Returning to the workplace or to school can be a difficult task in early recovery. CRR encourages our residents to secure employment, education or volunteer work up to 30 hours per week within the first 30 days of admission. We also have developed relationships with employers in the area that will support your recovery and work at CRR.
What do the first few days look like?
Upon arrival at CRR, you will be greeted by our staff and welcomed into our home. We will help you get settled and find your way around the house and neighborhood. Within your first week, we will assist you in locating meetings, and connecting with sober folks in the community.
Are there any opportunities for exercies or outdoor recreation?
Physical exercise is encouraged. We have a limited membership available to residents at a nearby fitness club. We also work closely with a few fitness and nutrition coaches should you choose to hire one. There are also many beautiful parks and greenways close to each of the homes.
What can I bring with me?
For a complete list of items to bring and items to leave home, read the "What to Bring Page." Bed linens, towels and house cleaning supplies will be provided. If you or your loved one would feel more comfortable with pillows, towels, or a blanket from home that is fine. We encourage residents to wear casual clothing suitable to the season. Please see the "Clothing" section in our "What to Bring Page."
After admission, when can residents and family members see or speak to each other again?
After a resident has moved into CRR, they are now a part of a safe environment. CRR’ s address is not released for the privacy and protection of all residents. Visitation is possible after the orientation period and determined on a case-by-case basis. However, your resident will have access to the house phone where they can contact family. Family support and involvement is extremely important to us at CRR.