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Sober Living America Inc

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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Counseling, Human Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: Join Sober Living America and Fight the Addiction Epidemic - Stand Up/Friends Care. SLA grew out of the need to provide a safe, sober and structured living environment for men and women who are beginning their recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse, regardless of their financial condition. Their target recipient is unemployed or underemployed, often homeless, and without the means to utilize expensive medical recovery facilities. With facilities in 15 locations in the Southeast and housing more than 800 residents, Sober Living America strives to provide a hand up for those who want a sober, productive life.

Results: 80,000 Families Served 15 Locations 800 Beds Serving over 5,000 families annually

Target demographics: homeless/destitute suffering with substance abuse

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000families suffering the pains of addiction

Geographic areas served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee

Programs: Housing, education (recovery, spiritual, and life skills), Jobs programs, transportation services

Community Stories

235 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had completed a detox program for heroin/Suboxone and wasn't strong enough to return home and be around all the influences. SLA in Greenville was an answer to our prayers. It was exactly what she needed. We love the staff there and the facilities are great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In my 30 years of on going active addiction. I have been to four other treatment centers. All past visits to different treatment centers were educational but they were not really what I needed in my personal recovery. I left my home town of Florida with out knowing a thing about Sober Living America. Had not seen a website or reviews of the place. Just showed up broke financially and mentally and spiritually. To my surprise I was welcomed with a friendly staff. They made me feel welcomed and wanted. This place gave me a safe environment to live in and gave me the tools needed in a 12 step program and spirituality to succeed. The facilities were good and staff to get me back employed with a job and to meetings. I think Sober Living is a good fit for anyone willing to take charge in there recovery. You find work, recovery and a fun atmosphere to get sober in. I would recommend it to those who are ready for a life change in the right direction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was up to my old tricks. Once again I was on the verge of losing everything that I had worked for. Everything that meant anything to me. Once again I was scattering the remnants of the house of cards I had been so diligently working on like a child scattering his favorite toys across his room. I could not stop using. I tried to do it for everyone else except for me. My mother, my wife, my friends. I wanted to change desperately, I just didn't have the wherewithal to achieve such a seemingly daunting task without direction. So, I reached out to Sober Living of America one night with tears in my eyes and reckless abandon in my heart. I spoke with a gentleman named Jordan who was the complete opposite of everyone I had spoken with at any other treatment center or facility. He was empathetic and was in recovery himself and not only seemed to genuinely care about my situation, but was very knowledgeable as well. I immediately felt like it could work. I packed my things and moved to the Atlanta facility that Friday. At first I was afraid. I was afraid of the unknown. I was afraid of being out of my comfort zone. I was afraid of myself. The staff were more than accommodating. They were knowledgeable, honest and genuinely seemed happy. This was a foreign concept to me. Happiness without chemicals? There must be something to this. So, I applied myself. I followed the coaching of the knowledgeable staff and got myself a sponsor, a home group, a network and delved head first into the Big Book. It wasn't easy at first. I had to learn to rewire my brain. I had to learn to let go of my crutches and stand on my own again. After a couple of months I transferred to the Lawrenceville facility to be closer to my family. I was nervous at first thinking that I wouldn't have thee same kind of support or that the staff wouldn't be as empathetic or diligent as the previous facilities, but that couldn't have been further from the truth. The director here made me instantly feel welcomed and cared about and the brotherhood here is unmatched. Everyone is working towards the same goal; to be the best versions of ourselves. It works if you work it. It's not easy changing your non working behaviors, but the staff and residents will treat you as family if you are working to better yourself. I didn't just get taught how to get my stuff, my family or my life back. I was taught HOW to live. This is an easy 5 stars for me.

Jody H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since I have been apart of SLA Clearwater my life has changed. I was heading for destruction In all areas of my life especially addiction. SLA brought me in to there sober living program, provided me a great place to live, a job, plug me into a 12 step program and fellowship. I've also been able to get closer to my higher power God. I have been in several programs through the years of my addiction and SLA is hands down the best place I've been when it comes to given me the best fighting chance to stay sober one day at a time. I highly recommend SLA to all who are looking for help in breaking the bondage of addiction in there life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a current resident at Sober Living America in Atlanta and I truly owe my life to this facility. Not only did they help get me released from jail, they have kept me on a path that is not only helping me to survive – but to thrive. I am genuinely happy and healthy, my relationship with my family has drastically improved, and the friends I’m making here are built on a sober foundation and they are true relationships I’ve never known.
I’m so thankful for SLA and the life I’m leading now. I know that anyone that wants to change their life can be successful here

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MY son has been at SLA since October 2017 and it has changed his life. We tried 4 different rehab facilities in the past starting in Sept 2010 with no success. I understand that the addict has to want to change their life in order for any rehab facility to make a difference, but the I can attest to the fact that SLA has saved my son's life. I have no doubt that he would have died at some point from an overdose if he had not found SLA. It has been the right combination for him.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has been a great foundation for recovery for me. Obviously everyone will not have the same experience, but just like anything else in life, the effort put in will determine the progress. Staff is exceptionally experienced and always willing to offer helpful advice. I would strongly recommend the SLA program to any friend or family member seeking recovery from alcoholism and/or drug addiction!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was a child when I realize what addiction was. No person should ever have to feel those feelings. I for one have seen my friends and loved ones struggle on a daily basis with addictions of all sorts. When my brother entered sober living America he entered it with an opened heart after going through a detox program. He continue to make great strides. Fell off course quite a few times but never gave up. And still to this day is fighting for his sobriety and understanding of his higher power. I count my blessings daily for sober living America and all the folks that contribute to this program. And I am blessed for all the people that I have meet through this program and have gained so much knowledge and great friendships.

1 Billie W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has impacted my life immensely! For anyone who is dedicated to the process of recovery, SLA has all the tools needed to help you grow along spiritual lines. The services they provide integrate you not only back into the work place, but also help mend damaged relationships, find a healthy network, and also leaves time for your own personal healing process. Now being a guest service representative here, I could not have done it without them! Forever grateful!

Robert C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Robert. I came to sober living america in October 2017. Im an alcoholic that hit rock bottom that lost everthing. I came to SLA with absolutely nothing but the clothes on my back, no food , work , place to go nothing. Diffently no hope of a chance at anything. I was accepted into the program with open arms and givin a chance. Through out my time here i have been able to actually live a life of Sobriety!!!!!! The most important part of my journey here is my Sobriety! The place to live ,food, clothes a job never would have come if i wasnt willing to work a true program. At SLA its all about getting you tied into recovery before anything else. I truly believe if i had not found SLA i would have never got this 2nd chance at life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my names Colby, and I am a sure fire proof that recovery at Sober Living America works! With being lost, desprate for help, and no where to turn, I found Sober Living America. They loved me until I could love myself again. Being from Alabama, and relocating to Greenville, SC., I was in a new, unfamiliar environment with strangers everywhere, and the staff members of SLA were right there beside me every step of the way, leading me in the right direction, and caring for me in the best kind of ways when I was at the lowest point in my life. I owe my sobriety to God, and to Sober Living America for not giving up on me, and believing in me. I have accomplished so many things through the organization and the help of my higher power. I didn't believe anyone or anything could help me, and they helped change that in the best of ways. Thank you, Sober Living America, you changed my life for the better, and for that I am forever grateful!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober living America has a kind and loving staff that really care about each individuals recovery on personal level. They are willing to go the extra mile for people with limited means and resources. Would highly recommend for the addict or alcoholic that's out there still sick and suffering. There motto Is no money no problem, not many places like that out there!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience at SLA has been wonderful. They have helped me to once again become a productive member of society through their work program. The apartments are clean and comfortable, providing a safe living environment. SLA has also reintroduced me to an amazing life working the 12 steps of AA. Overall, I can say my hope has been restored where my hope was lost.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America saved my life!!
Hello my name is Don I came to S.L.A. in December of 2017. I didn't know what to expect, the staff members were friendly and understanding, they quickly soothed over my apprehensions and settled me into a bed right away. The program of recovery is strong there. We are taken to awesome meetings, work and fun activities! I love this program!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sober Living America has completely changed my life. Before I came here I was completely broken. I have had some recovery in the past but I wasn't doing it the proper way so I was just staying dry from Alcohol and Drugs. The tooks that Sober Living America has taught me has finally shown me how to finally learn and understand that I do have a disease of addiction and alcoholism but I am able to treat them both using the 12 steps of AA/NA as well as having a sponsor and working with others. I would recommend Sober Living America to anyone that is having trouble in their lives with Alcohol and Drugs. You just have to be honest, open minded and willing to make a change in your life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mason McRae, i am currently back at the Spartanburg SC location of Sober Living America. over the past 6 years i have been to several of the SLA locations, doing very well in the first couple weeks then falling short to my decease resulting in the ‘Inevitable’ relapse that in the back of my mind knew would come, simply due to the people i was around and the places i choose to spend my time (entirely my fault). The Spartanburg location is by far the best choice i could of made as far as coming back to SLA and choosing to better improve my life & my recovery. Its not just the location that is more in the ‘country’ versus some of the bigger cities, it is also the other residents but the amazing staff here and how they actually show there genuine care and concern for there residents along with their personal recovery. Everything thus far in this SLA location has been amazing and by far my personal favorite choice location as far as being in SLA goes. overall the people are great, the staff is fantastic, the director Joshua Posey does a fantastic job of overseeing everyone concerns, the apartments are nice; clean and well maintained, and the jobs we are initially put on thru the connections between staffing agencies and the SLA program are very good jobs that pay well and dont over work you that just about anyone can maintain to do on a normal schedule basis. to wrap it up, i honestly have no real major complaints with this entire process here.

-Mason Mcrae

Client Served

Rating: 5

I walked into SLA around 18 months ago, and havent looked back. This program saved my life. I was a hopeless, insecure, and spiritually bankrupt meth addict, whom lived in a victim mentality ALL the time. I was shown love, endearment, gratitude, and so many other qualities that had lacked from my surrondings for 5 years. I always thought drugs were the problem.. here i learned something even better, A SOLUTION. I am so grateful for this program and the people who are now my family. I recommend this to anyone WILLING to take the suggestions and follow simple guidelines in order to recover.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mark and I'm living proof that Sober Living America works. I came to SLA in May of 2017 and I was a strung out drug addict. I had the clothes on my back, no money,no food, no resources at all. I was immediately plugged into recovery and led on a path to getting my life back. I was taken to get food and clothes. I received help getting a job. I followed the program which included going to meetings, getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps of AA. I took suggestions and today I am 10 months sober and living a blessed life. Sober Living America saved my life !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi there my name is Jessica and I am a resident at the Sober Living America in Atlanta GA. Sober living America without a doubt in my mind has changed my life with the help of the 12 steps of AA and NA. I came here in August of 2017 and I was completely broken. I have met some pretty amazing people since I have been here. In December I relapsed and went on a run with another addict for almost a month. The entire month that I was out our director at the time Rene called.. Texted.. And facrbook messenged me almost on a daily basis to make sure I was okay. That is one of the biggest things that I love about SLA the staff at all of propertys are all in recovery as well so in hindsight she had the biggest faith in me and knew I would be back. She was the main reason I came back to SLA because I felt so much love. Not just from her but from the other staff as well and even some of the other residents. They dont just want to fill beds.. They want to help along your journey of changing and saving your life. Sometimes because Im an addict and alcoholic I dont like some of the rules that SLA may have but at the end of the day they are doing what is best for all of the residents here and honestly for their familes as well. If there is someone out there looking for a sober living community I would recommend Sober Living America 1010%. Thank you for letting me share and keep coming back!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sober living America has saved my life. I have been here almost 5 months. I have not had one day clean and sober in 10 years until I came here. It is an easy program if you're willing to put in the effort required to stay clean. I floundered for a little while trying to figure out this was the program for me. I stayed, went to my meetings as required by SLA, took the suggestions, and started working my steps. Once I finally did that, my entire life changed for the better and all the promises I heard about in the meeting starting coming true for me. I owe my sobreity and life to this simple program. My family and I are grateful for the restoration of my life, sanity, and sobriety. I recommend this program to anyone that wants a new way of life.