Tampa location!! Sober living America has changed my life this place has kept me from jail institutions and death!! The staff here Gary Julie Levi truely care about people and want people to succeed!! This place has structure and gives you the tools you need to succeed in life!! Would recommend over and over again!! - Chris B
As a graduate of Sober Living America, I am proud to say the program saved my life! I was a lost soul with no want to live. I lost my children, husband, family and everything I had ever had. Down to a few items of clothes and a worn out pair of boots, I finally had given up. I was done, sick, tired and completely fed up with my lifestyle and the little bit of "nothing" i had left to my name! I called the BDC and asked for another chance at learning a new way of life because I had tried it 6 months prior to this call and was not ready to change. Now I was done. I wanted to live. I wanted to see my kids again. I wanted to be me again. So in January 2016, I came to Atlanta and dove head first into recovery. I would not change anything now. Im no longer restless, irritable and discontent. Im happy, joyous and free. Im sober! I will be picking up my year medallion in January 2017. Thank you Sober Living America for helping me change my life! Ill forever be grateful!
This place is great! The Atlanta campus may not be the newest facility, but this place is clean and the staff truly cares about you. They took me in from detox where i had no where to go and the slightest bit of will to live. People bash recovery programs all the time thinking they have found and easier softer way. If they have then bless them, but more then likely they haven’t. BLESS EM
Thank God for places like Sober Living America if not i probably wouldn’t be here today and for just that i reason i am forever grateful!
Review from Guidestar
I came into Sober Living America in March of this year. Outside of my family, I have never encountered such support that I have recieved here. The General Manager of the program, Christy Nemeth is like a second mother to me. She has never ever ever given up on me and continues to believe in me. I am by no means a saint and often question if I deserve such a woman in my life. I try and extend the same warmth and love to other residents that she shows me on a daily basis. If I wasnt in this program, the odds arent terrible that I wouldnt be on this Earth. I have also had the blessing of being under the tutelage of two great directors..Randy Craft and Berkley Hayes. When I came into the program, I thought I knew everything, AA/NA was a joke and firmly believed no one could tell me anything I didnt already know..twice. A lot of negative reviews it seems come from people that expected recovery to be easy. Randy was what I needed. He shot it to me straight and was very firm. Admittedly, I got in my feels a lot in the beginning but I came to realize that his firm but fair brand was what I needed. I didn't need to be coddled anymore and I needed to be shown HOW to recover. HOW to work the steps. HOW to trust another man. HOW to be an adult. HOW a man treats his family. Randy along with my sponsor helped guide me into this new way of life. Mr. Berkley Hayes is a man full of unconditional love. He is one of the most loving, kind hearted and caring men I have met in my life. He truly cares about his residents more than himself. He spent money out of his own pocket to make sure Greenville had a Thanksgiving...and had one as a family. Thank you to Berkley, Natalie, Teddy and Mike for that. After we ate, I cried in my apartment. I felt like a human again. Again, part of something. SLA is my family..I have made bonds here that I will have for the rest of my life. One thing I love about Greenville is that we HAVE FUN. I never in a million years thought that I would be able to have sober fun. I am laughing all day with the Greenville crew. I can't praise God enough for leading me to Charlotte and Greenville. Writing a review is the LEAST I could do for SLA after what they have done for me. With all this being said, the ONLY reason that I have experienced this love is because I got serious about recovery and worked my steps. A year ago, if I would have read this review, I would have never thought it was myself who wrote it. Thank you to Christy, Randy and Berk for helping to give my sons their father back, my Mother her son back and helping this son find his Father.
SLA gave me life. I was so very lost! All I knew was street life. I have recreated my life.
I have been shown a love, patience, and tolerance that I never even existed.
Today I have a family, I have sobriety, I have the tools and the network to remain Sober, I have a job, and not only am I loved, but I know how to love today.
Thank you SLA!!!!
My experience with SLA Jacksonville has been wonderful. I cam for recovery from alcoholism, and was sober over a year, and relapsed. The staff was very understanding, and took me to detox and brought me back home to SLA. Where I came to realize revcovery is everyday thing. Missy and Gary came and really turned things around for the better. Gary was very instrumental in finding full time work for women in temp agencies. And providing transportation for interviews and work. In the 18 months I've been here I've never seen the community come together as I do now. We have a tremendous staff. Missy as director, Gary as work development, John as guest services, and Nisha and Leigh as drivers are like a DREAM TEAM!
when I was at my lowest point in life I really thought the answer was to end it all I made one last phone call to sla tampa and Julie answered the phone and said I have a bed come on over now 82 days clean later I owe my life to sla tampa I could never repay what I owe I owe my life to sla tampa especially Julie thanks for giving me my life back
I arrived at the Nashville locations in June 2016 and scheduled to complete in December. In addition to a core base of recovery other skill sets are available, building a strong work ethic, personal accountability, and team building and social interaction. The Nashville has an active and involved staff and offers the client an opportunity to take recovery in whatever direction they wish to go..."it works if you work it""
After completing inpatient treatment, Sober Living America has furthered opportunities for me to prepare myself to get back home. I'm grateful for this program because they offer us a work contract. Most places doesn't offer this. SLA has great staff here that are willing to help. Our meetings are great, as well. Another benefit that we have is they offer us transportation for work and necessities. We are like a big family here. It really is a great place.
Before coming to Sober Living America, I had giving up on myself. I had isolated myself from family, friends, and even my own children. I hated myself and what I had became. I had given up, but God had not. It hurt to breath and there was not enough drugs and alcohol to ease the pain. I finally made a decision to go to detox, again. I had been to 9 detox centers in the past 10 years. I knew that this was my last chance to get it right. In detox, i was told about Sober Living of America. A few days later, I was on the bus to Charlotte, NC.
When I arrived I was scared to death. But I soon was welcomed into the community of wonderful people, just like me, sick and wanting and needing help. I recently transferred to Greenville,SC. I found here exactly what I found in Charlotte, amazing people. I have been blessed in so many ways by this experience. I am learning to be a productive citizen in society. I am now in contact with my family, friends, and my 3 handsome baby boys. I will forever be amazingly grateful for the staff, community, and the new family.