Living The Life: Beachside Sober Living

Beachside Sober Living | Transcend Recovery Community

To an outside, luxury rehabs and beachside sober living might look like resorts that “miss the mark” on what sobriety is supposed to be. They might look more like a vacation from home than serious treatment, and some resent that. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Getting sober is incredibly hard no matter where on Earth you get sober, but there are quite a few reasons why doing it in a good quality treatment facility is a much smarter move for your long-term recovery. This is not a vacation and getting started on sobriety will never be easy – but it does not have to be a painful start, either.

Sunshine, sand, sea breeze and a system dedicated to eliminating temptation and relearning level-headedness. Beachside sober living is just one of many countless options for supplementing and continuing your treatment past rehab, and there’s merit to the argument that it is the most crucial step.


What Is Sober Living?

Sober living first became popular when the rise of residential treatment programs revealed that the medical community was catching onto the importance of improving a patient’s environment in the hopes of defeating the addiction. More research proved that a person’s social network – the people they interact with daily – have a massive influence on not just their lives, but their addiction, helping them sway towards getting better or spiraling out of control.

Yet many residential treatment programs do not do enough to help patients stand on their own two feet out in the world in early recovery. They help a person go through withdrawal, survive the earliest recovery symptoms, and hand them the knowledge they need to better understand the disease and themselves – but the transition is still incredibly jarring.

Sober living housing traditionally offers a transition between rehab and the real world, a buffer period to help them adjust and prepare, and teach them to be with others again. Unlike most programs, sober living housing does not usually have a limit – people are encouraged to stay as long as they need to. Life in sober living environments is controlled to a degree: drugs are completely forbidden, and tenants are removed from drug temptations. Instead, they are given a long list of amenities, chores, events, and a few simple responsibilities, as preparation to adjusting to life outside of treatment.

Most sober living environments require tenants to have a job or seek out a job or continue their education while staying at the sober living facility. This, alongside a structured schedule and community-based lifestyle emphasizes how sober living facilities are built around helping tenants find their place in the community, fit in, contribute, and become productive through sobriety, anchoring their recovery in their accountability towards others, and the responsibilities they assume as they step back into their lives and into the lives of others.


Why The Community You Live in Matters

We’re never emotionally invulnerable. Every stressor life throws at us gets added into the mix, no matter how much we try to ignore it. And without a healthy outlet or coping mechanism, all that pressure will make you pop and go off. For people in recovery, that is never a pretty sight.

Understanding the dangers of losing it means it’s important to prioritize your mental health and happiness when trying to stay sober. And a big part of that is living in an environment that makes you happy and keeps you healthy. Perspective has a lot to do with it. You might feel miserable and alone in your apartment building, because you’ve been fearful of getting to know other tenants. Being a bit more open to the people around you might lead to interesting surprises, such as acquaintances and relationships you would have never guessed might happen.

Look around for things to do – things you enjoy. If you live in or near the city, then there’s bound to be a class you can join, a club you can sign up for, or a hobbyist meeting you’d be interested in. Live out your passions in a way that is conducive to healthy social behavior – get out there and use the things you know and care about to meet other people that share your interests.

Beyond perspective, it’s also important to cut out unnecessary and harmful elements. Your environment goes beyond just your physical environment, but your emotional one, too. You need a support system of friends and family – but if some of your friends and family do you and your recovery more harm than good, then you need to get them out of your life. Have a frank discussion with the individuals you feel pose a challenge to your sobriety, and either try to talk it out, go your separate ways, or drastically cut off communication and lead your life without them entirely.


Kicking Sobriety Off Right With Beachside Sober Living

The unique factor in beachside sober living is the beach – and the ocean. Beyond a pretty scenery and plus points for postcard-worthy pictures in recovery, there is a good reason to pick a beachside sober living treatment facility in a state like California – that reason is the coast.

Living near the ocean, even if briefly, has a positive effect on the body and the mind. While the ocean is a source of many human fears (from storms to tidal waves), it’s a bringer of a great deal more than just destruction. It’s a fact that living near a coast is naturally relaxing – not just because we think of vacation, but because the breeze and the tides are calming. Ocean views are incredibly therapeutic, the blue color of the sea has a natural calming power, and sea breeze in particular can soothe the mind. In a way, it’s the perfect storm.

This isn’t inconsequential to your sobriety. Early recovery can be a very stressful time, wrought with moodiness, temperamental changes, and more. Anything to help you relax and give you the perspective you need for a better, more helpful long-term outlook can go a long way, and beachside sober living is there to help you with that.

Recovery In Venice Beach, CA: Introducing Our NEW Beachside Men’s House

Stepping into Transcend Venice’s bungalow-style apartments, you might think you were stepping into an artist’s collective. Natural light soaks the main room and a slight breeze carrying the scent of the ocean wafts slowly in and out with the tide. A set of three Basqiuat-inspired skateboards hangs on the wall and a bongo drum sits next to an acoustic guitar in the corner. One suspects that the people who live here find it peaceful, that perhaps they have escaped the chaos of city life for something different in this artist’s enclave by the Pacific that is Venice Beach.

The air itself seems calmer and the sun a little warmer than further inland, back in Los Angeles proper. Mike Malone, the young, silver-haired Program Director here at the Venice Beach house, believes the location enriches sobriety, and that the pacific vibes in Venice aid in the process of creating a new and lasting harmony for people working to get and stay sober. This house, separated from the iconic beach by a decorative bamboo fence and only a few steps from the sand, is embracing the surrounding area by connecting with the Venice community in its mission.

“We’re working toward creating healthy engagement with the community around us,” Mike tells me. “The difference here is the location. It’s a healing place.” It feels as though things move at a different tempo here, and not necessarily slower. As I tour the house, I find a client sitting down at a table in the kitchen, textbooks spread out in front of him. A staff member sits on the couch writing. It’s about two o’clock in the afternoon and the large television is off.

The client explains to me that the Venice Beach house’s clients benefit from its unique location, and the access they have to the vast, eclectic assemblage of art, food, and culture that Venice offers. The experience of living right in the thumping heart of it all fosters an attitude of connection. He tells me that people here are actively engaged, they move around and in their forward motion, they find their grooves in sobriety. This makes perfect sense.

Being in recovery myself, I know how crucial it is to stay active in early sobriety, how all that empty space in the day needs to be filled with constructive, affirming undertakings. These guys are motivated to do just that. These young men are working toward creating a rhythm for themselves, in Venice Beach and in their sobriety. Mike takes me upstairs to see the rooftop deck.

The panoramic view is spectacular, the ocean appearing to come right up to my chin. A few benches and some cushioned chairs are spread out beneath a space heater, and a well-used barbecue sits on the side of the deck. Mike leans out over the horizon and points, “Some of the best surf breaks in the world are down there.”

Beyond the beach itself, there is the constant humming energy of the famous boardwalk. Muscle beach is down there, among the other landmarks.

If an actual California dream existed in some particular location, it would probably be this, right here. The sun, the beach, the skate- and surfboards, the art, and the healthy, enlightened progress that Venice Beach embodies is as close to that California ideal as anything. Transcend’s Venice Beach house seeks to be a part of that essential radical ambition toward the improvement of community through the betterment of self.

Transcend Venice offers those in recovery what Mike refers to several times throughout our conversation as, “Holistic healing.” The whole person is guided toward a new way of seeing, and subsequently, living life. The positive atmosphere in Venice Beach is one element of that grand reimagining of self that is recovery, and it looks like that approach is working.

Venice Beach View | Transcend Recovery Community

Why Personalized Care Makes A Difference In Addiction Recovery

Personalized Care | Transcend Recovery Community

Addiction is not something solved with a prescription and a week’s rest. It is a complex physical and mental health problem, a condition that lasts for months or years and one that can only be combated through personalized care, and a specialized treatment plan that takes all valid factors into consideration.

In other words, there is no cookie-cutter treatment for addiction. Some people swear by the twelve steps, while others have no kind words to spare for them. Some people feel that medication helps, while others say that any form of medication hurts your sobriety.

The only way to approach addiction is with a mindset of finding what works, and working it, a day at a time.

Here in the United States, the addiction epidemic is a very real problem. Opioid overdoses have never been this high, and an influx of drugs from abroad and at home continues to fuel the deaths on the street. Yet even though we know that roughly 6 percent of the adult population in the US has a substance abuse problem, only a small fraction of them seek out treatment at all.

Many have preconceived notions of what works and what does not, or they feel like addiction treatment is a waste of time. Others perhaps do not want to get better yet, thinking that their addiction is a choice they make on their own terms, not realizing that it greatly affects others as well. There are dozens of reasons why, from shame to poor insurance and more. The first step to changing that is opening people’s eyes to how addiction can be treated today: through personalized care.


What Is Personalized Care?

Personalized care is the concept of evaluating each case not only based on the diagnosis, but every contributing factor and relevant detail, to create a treatment plan that best suits the person’s needs and circumstances, rather than applying a one-size-fits-all solution. While simple fixes are applicable for many diseases, such as the common cold or bronchitis, something more serious requires a more comprehensive approach. In medicine, personalized care is about as comprehensive as it gets.

Some doctors fail to understand how important this is when dealing with certain conditions. Addiction is one that is often overlooked – the potential to improve patient recovery with a personalized approach over a generic one is massive, although it does take more time to come to a good conclusion on how to approach the treatment.


Personalized Care In Addiction Treatment

Several factors can affect how your care is determined. For one, it depends on where you live, what you can afford, and what you can afford to do. Treatment comes in various degrees of commitment – inpatient treatment involves living at a treatment facility for a time, while intensive outpatient care allows you to continue getting treated while living at home, coming over on a regular basis for therapy and other treatment methods.

Then, there is the matter of what you best respond to. Individual therapy, group therapy, art therapy, CBT, DBT and more – there are several effective psychotherapy methods and group therapy models that can help patients feel stronger in their sobriety.


How Sober Living Allows For Individually-Tailored Treatment

Sober living is a form of addiction recovery perfect for people who have undergone rehab and need a better introduction into the responsibilities of living among the responsible, or for people who want to jump straight into a sober living community.

Unlike rehab, a sober living community is more of a large dorm, where established rules give each tenant their own tasks, schedules, and responsibilities. Rent is paid every month, and school or work is mandatory.

The idea is to get people accustomed to feeling accountable again, while creating an environment where sober addicts from across all walks of life can come together to share stories, talk about their experiences, and find new perspectives on addiction. It is important to broaden your horizon, and there is no better way to do that than by meeting new people.

Sober living communities vary from community to community in how they handle certain things, including visits, guests, and curfew, but universal rules include mandatory drug testing, contribution, and attendance at certain group events or meetings.

Through a sober living community, you can receive personalized care and learn how to get strong and independent to grow past rehab and addiction into a new life. However, the exact road to getting there is unclear, and depends on you and how you react to the tasks and challenges presented to you in a sober living environment.


Addiction Recovery Is A Team Effort

Support is integral to recovery, both on a professional level and through family and friends. Therapy can only go so far, and the time will come when a person must resume living life in a normal environment. With this shift from treatment to “reality” comes the realization that recovery does not really stop. It continues, yet this time, you can look towards those you care about for personalized care and support.

Most treatment programs such as Transcend take a personalized care approach and work with the family to teach them the do’s and do nots of helping someone get through addiction. The people a patient surrounds themselves with after treatment effectively continue to be their own form of therapy, and it is important to be able to return to a supportive environment after treatment.

While it is a team effort in the sense that one person alone is not enough to beat an addiction, that does not mean you are letting others fight your battles for you. That is not possible. Ultimately, the patient must do the heavy lifting. They must stick to their schedules. Adhere to their responsibilities. Be accountable to others. They must stay strong and never cave in to the temptations and the cravings, even when things go sour and life gets hard.

The strength to do that is immense, and it is all on them. But being able to talk about it with others can help offset some of the burden and make the weight a little lighter to bear on the days it gets too heavy. And with time, that weight – the fear of relapse and addiction – will be almost entirely gone.


Building Brotherhood In Men’s Sober Living

Brotherhood In Recovery | Transcend Recovery Community

By: Alex Ziperovich

A men’s sober living is a home where men have the opportunity to live in a healthy, safe, and alcohol/drug free environment, usually after completing a process of detoxification and stabilization at an inpatient facility. It is essentially a step-down from residential treatment for addicts and alcoholics transitioning back into the real world. There are a plethora of different options that compete for your attention after treatment, and it is important to carefully consider every route. This vital series of steps you take to treat your addiction after undergoing inpatient treatment is known as “aftercare”. Creating an effective aftercare plan is critical for continued success, and choosing a sober living is one fundamental element of the vast majority of these plans. Remember that every single sober living is unique in its level of care, the amount of structure, and the inclusive and optional amenities provided. The unifying theme is the cultivation of a community of people committed to living clean and sober, together. Transcend’s sober living community is second to none in providing a vibrant, exciting life with a brotherhood of sober men.

A sober living provides men with a nurturing place to live and build brotherhood among other men with whom they begin to rebuild their lives in a residence where they are secure against the temptation of drugs and alcohol. Men form strong bonds with other men and journey toward their own improvement and empowerment together, supporting and learning from one another. This community support has been shown to be effective in longitudinal studies conducted that consistently show improved outcomes for addicts and alcoholics that enter into sober living situations.


Structure – Level of Care

Sober living residences provide varying levels of structure for their clients. This set of rules and the intensity of involvement in the planning of its residents’ daily lives is known as the “level of care”. At one end of this continuum is a residential treatment facility, which provides a higher level of supervision and structure for its clients, many of whom require continuous, uninterrupted oversight because they are at higher risk for relapse. Sober living exists on the low end of this spectrum of care, and is thought of as being one part of an effective post-treatment portfolio of treatment, in the same vein as IOP (Intensive Outpatient) and counseling services.

While no two sober livings are the same, most offer a gradual and deliberate increase in personal responsibility through a process of acquiring trust that is then proportional to a client’s level of freedom. Acquiring your independence through accountability and honesty is integral to success in sobriety. Transcend Recovery Community’s commitment to its client’s success through the application of continuous, unwavering support and healthy structure is a quality that sets Transcend apart. Ultimately, this process can serve to be profoundly liberating for those seeking to learn how to live and thrive without drugs and alcohol.

Transcend Recovery Community offers round-the-clock direction and engagement with clients, offering a high staff-to-client ratio in the hope that residents feel comfortable, safe, and cared for during their individual processes of recovery. Indeed, the ability of the client to utilize the wisdom and encouragement of Transcend’s highly experienced staff is one of the qualities that truly makes a unique, healing experience for the residents that live there.


Support – A Community Service

Many battling dependence on drugs and alcohol find themselves isolated and alone, often without many meaningful friendships, while relationships with family and significant others are strained from the trauma of addiction. Living in a sober community creates a chance to cultivate new, positive relationships and brotherhood with people that are going through some of the same things.

There is a real power to knowing that you are part of a brotherhood of like-minded individuals, all striving to better themselves. Your personal growth is in many ways contingent upon how you interact with, and become part of, the larger communities in your life. Sober living is one important way to build brotherhood in recovery and a network of people you can rely on when times are tough, and to support you when times are good.

You will share both your triumphs and your setbacks with the group of people that live in your sober living, and many of these people will become important to you, as friends and confidantes and allies in your sobriety. As you grow and mature in your recovery, you will find that these people are some of your greatest assets. Indeed, if addiction and alcoholism have driven you into alienation and seclusion, sober living is a way back into a supportive community, where you can find brotherhood and will be included and cared about.


Comfort – A Lifestyle Choice

Different sober living’s offers certain comforts and niceties, and these will be an important part of choosing one that is right for you upon your departure from inpatient treatment. The amenities offered at a particular sober living, along with the living quarters themselves, are what determine the price.

Transcend’s recovery community, based in Los Angeles, California, New York, New York, and Houston, Texas offers an amazing lifestyle for recovery. Healthy, nutritious meals are prepared by a professional chef 5 days a week. All our spacious houses are in safe, desirable neighborhoods. All-inclusive membership to an exclusive boutique boxing gym is complimentary. Transportation to and from therapy and off-site activities around greater Los Angeles is provided. We have 24/7 on-call staff with personal experience in recovery. Yoga and acupuncture on a weekly basis, and a variety of experiential sessions such as yoga, art, surfing lessons, boxing, camping and hiking, and introduction to recovery oriented programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Refuge Recovery, Buddhist Mindfulness, and SMART Recovery.


Success – Men’s Sober Living

Choosing to live in a sober living is a tangible way to show yourself and the world the seriousness of your intention to stay sober. Transcend’s men’s sober living is committed to helping men (and women) create fantastic lives, as a part of a community of people dedicated to transforming their lives and the lives of those around them. We’re striving to help men learn to help themselves through a journey of self-rediscovery and brotherhood. There is no better way to begin your life anew away from narcotics and booze, and to do it comfortably and happily, surrounded by people that get it. Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 and see how joining the Transcend family can change your life.

New York Sober Living

New York Sober Living

New York Sober Living Home

New York Sober Living | Transcend Recovery Community

There is a vibrant New York sober living community at Transcend waiting to support you on your road to recovery.

Welcome to our Brownstone House! This is Transcend’s New York sober living home for men – located on a beautiful street in the Upper West Side, just blocks from Central Park and several other cultural landmarks and museums. Unlike other New York sober living houses, we provide a thorough and structured recovery program in addition to several high-end amenities to make sure that the road to sobriety and recovery is both effective and fun. Our home maintains a 24/7 awake staff at all times in order to ensure that clients have access to support, guidance, and friendship whenever they may need it. Transcend also provides each level 1 client with chaperoned transportation to all recovery-related activities, medical and therapy appointments, and IOP visits. As with our houses in Los Angeles and Houston, our New York sober living house also features an in-house private chef that cooks healthy and nutritious meals every weekday. Additionally, the kitchen and pantries are fully stocked at all times for the clients’ enjoyment. To ensure a fit and healthy lifestyle in recovery, each client receives a membership to a local, upscale gym in the Upper West Side.

Our recovery program is built on the Transcend principles of accountability, spirituality, and community. Our staff works with each client to help them create and maintain a productive daily schedule, ensuring that each client takes an active role in their own recovery. In-house experiential sessions are conducted weekly and can range from yoga to mindfulness techniques, book study, etc. Paid apprenticeships are also available in our New York sober living homes to help clients develop vocational skills and professional experience. We also conduct random drug tests around twice a week and send samples to a lab for a complete and thorough analysis that monitors for over 50 different substances.

Another major component of our New Year sober living house is our commitment to working with the entire family unit. Transcend’s New York Program Directors maintain weekly communications with families and treatment teams to keep everyone active, updated, and involved in the recovery process. We also have a dedicated Family Director to help provide new language and support for the whole family.

New York Sober Living | Transcend Recovery Community

New York Sober Living Amenities

  • Located blocks from Central Park, the upper east side, the Museum of Natural History, and other cultural landmarks.
  • Chaperoned transportation to appointments, work, school, IOP, and meetings.
  • Chef-prepared meals every weekday, along with a fully stocked kitchen and pantry.
  • Membership to a local, upscale gym for every client.
  • Restaurants, shopping, and job opportunities within walking distance.
  • Wireless internet, full cable, and flat-screen televisions.
  • 24/7 awake staff.
  • Random weekly drug-testing.
  • Weekly experiential classes per week, ranging from mindfulness meditation, to acupuncture, yoga, etc.
  • Dedicated Family Director with a family workshop every other month.
  • Weekly goal setting and follow-up to promote accountability.
  • Goal driven level system that promotes fellowship and personal growth.
  • Weekly communications with the client’s family and treatment teams.
  • Safe and beautiful location in an excellent neighborhood.

What’s Sober Living like in NYC?

Sober living in NYC can be an exciting step in your recovery journey. New York City is known for its many hotspots and other cultural attractions accessible to clients living in our sober house. When living here, clients are encouraged to see the city but follow their recovery plan.

Transcend’s sober living NYC house is staffed by a 24/7 awake recovery trained personnel. They provide clients the support they need during their time in the sober house. Clients can also enjoy balanced meals provided by the on-site chef. 

To help keep you accountable, Transcend’s sober house NYC staff provide transportation to and from work, appointments, and meetings. Additionally, random drug tests are regularly administered to ensure you are staying on your sober path. Your health and recovery is a top priority for Transcend, so we use holistic, lasting methods to help you lead a sober life.

Does Transcend Have Sober Houses in NYC?

Transcend has sober living houses across the US, including an excellent facility in NYC. Our sober living New York house is unlike anything else. It is located in the heart of the Upper West Side, where clients can take in the big apple attractions while working on their journey to recovery. Our brownstone is located just blocks from Central Park and other NYC hotspots, making it easy to blend your recovery goals with outside daily activities.

Our sober living Manhattan facility location is measured for safety in a vibrant community. The home features wireless internet, full cable, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable bedrooms. The house is situated near businesses with job opportunities for those requiring work as part of their recovery plan. Additionally, clients can enjoy working out with their membership to a local upscale gym. Many other amenities are within walking distance, making it easy for clients to get the authentic NYC experience.

What’s a Typical Day like in a New York Sober Living?

Sober living in our NYC facility is a mix of a recovery plan and personal activities. Since Transcend uses a holistic approach to healing, residents can partake in twice-weekly experiential classes. This includes activities such as yoga and mindfulness meditation. Additionally, clients can expect to participate in weekly goal setting and follow-up appointments to ensure accountability. 

Clients can take a stroll through Central Park or go shopping at a local boutique during personal time. At mealtime, either enjoy a meal from the in-house chef or dine at one of the many NYC restaurants. It is our goal to blend your recovery structured efforts with outside entertainment. 

Can Someone from New Jersey Get Recovery at Transcend?

Transcend does not have a facility in New Jersey. We are happy to accept individuals from anywhere to join us at our New York sober living house. Living away from your hometown may cause you some uncertainty. We believe in fostering relationships with family so you can remain in contact with your family. Every other month, you and your family can participate in a family workshop. Our goal is to provide clients with the skills needed to reintegrate with their families successfully.

Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.

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Los Angeles Sober Living

Los Angeles Sober Living | Transcend Recovery Community

Imagine making new friends and living with purpose in beautiful Los Angeles, CA. Come join us at one of our beautiful Los Angeles sober living homes. There is a vibrant recovery community at Transcend waiting to support you.

Transcend has two Los Angeles sober living houses for men and one house for women, in some of the most beautiful areas of Southern California. Transcend is a true recovery community serving the Los Angeles community since 2008 and offers many services that other Los Angeles sober living homes do not. Most facilities only provide a live-in manager, but we have found it to be of extreme importance to always have multiple staff members available to our clients, 24/7. We have three full shifts of qualified staff, as well as an awake graveyard shift, to help monitor our clients’ continual progression in their recovery.

We provide full transportation to recovery-related activities to ensure clients can take advantage of all their opportunities throughout the Los Angeles area. In addition to maintaining stocked pantries, Transcend also employs an on-site chef who prepares weekly balanced meals for clients. To help keep residents accountable, Transcend uses a thorough and consistent drug testing regiment by which we test our clients at random around twice a week.

Los Angeles Sober Living | Transcend Recovery Community

What Sets Our Los Angeles Sober Living Houses Apart?

Unlike many other Los Angeles sober living homes, Transcend is committed to the family surrounding the client. Every other month we have a family weekend that focuses on re-establishing healthy communication within the family unit, while also providing support for all members of the family affected by the addiction. We communicate with the family on a weekly basis and have a dedicated Family Director to help provide new language and support for this journey in recovery. We also send specimens to an off-site lab for a complete analysis that screens for over 50 substances, including tests for validity and levels of all substances *Lab fees may apply. 

In keeping with a truly holistic approach to recovery, Transcend provides in-house experiential sessions for our clients. These sessions range from acupuncture meditation to mindfulness techniques, yoga, goal setting, book study, etc. In addition to our experiential sessions, each client is given a membership to an exclusive gym that offers a full spectrum of workout options.

All of these services are at no additional cost and help Transcend to create the best sober living experience possible.


Why Los Angeles For Sober Living?

Transcend Recovery Community’s goal is to help residents create a better, sober life through establishing a strong sense of community. In their time spent in our sober living homes, individuals receive important opportunities to grow.

The robust, sustained yet ever-multiplying sober living community sets Los Angeles apart from other cities as a shining example for addiction treatment & recovery. Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse, with many opportunities for those seeking a more fulfilling life. Options within Transcend’s homes in the LA area include paid internships in the culinary arts, experiential activities such as yoga and meditation, seasonal vacation trips to gorgeous Southern California locations, and more.

The network of addiction treatment centers and sober living homes in Los Angeles is incredibly dynamic and integrated. The resilient sober living community provides continuous support through a versatile selection of group therapy sessions, outpatient treatment, 12-step programs, sports clubs, online groups, and much more. Whatever your niche may be, there’s a good chance that there is a sober community out there for it. LA provides a unique opportunity for establishing roots in your journey towards long-lasting sobriety.


What To Do In LA?

Many individuals who live in Los Angeles make their living impacting others, either through crafting great art, creating amazing food, or producing incredible experiences. But there’s more to LA than what is depicted on the surface – specifically, the untouched natural splendor and proud ethnic history. There are endless opportunities to get out and about and take in what our breathtakingly beautiful city has to offer, with hiking trails, National and State Parks, world-famous beaches with surfing spots, skiing and snowboarding, museums showing our rich cultural heritage, and so much more.

Transcend Recovery Community’s homes in the different parts of Los Angeles provide a place for growth- no matter what your interests or hobbies may be. Whatever home you choose to stay in during your sober living journey, we wholeheartedly encourage taking in all this city has to offer.


What’s Sober Living like in Los Angeles, California?

Sober living homes in Los Angeles are conveniently located near many local attractions and facilities. The houses are also equipped with numerous in-house amenities. This makes sober living in Los Angeles a comfortable and exciting experience. The proximity to places like Venice Beach, allows clients to leave home and explore the city of Los Angeles.

The homes themselves are equipped with a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and beautifully decorated common spaces. They are located in safe and vibrant neighborhoods to help facilitate the transition from the inpatient program to individual living. Some houses also feature rooftop BBQ overlooking the ocean, pools, and yard spaces for clients to enjoy. 

Sober living homes in California are designed to help integrate clients into the community. At the same time, they work through their recovery program—dedicated and trained staff work with clients to establish good living habits while maintaining long term sobriety. Clients are transported to and from recovery-related appointments. Clients are also assisted in communicating with their families while attending our sober living.  The holistic methods used at Los Angeles sober houses are designed to help you succeed.


Does Transcend Have Sober Livings in Santa Monica?

Transcend has chosen Santa Monica as one of their sober living California communities due to the many attractions featured in the city. Connecting clients to cultural hotspots in West Los Angeles is an excellent way to balance their time between recovery sessions and personal living activities. 

There are two sober living homes in Santa Monica. One sober living for men and one for women. The sober living for men’s Yale house features a recreational room, flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, and peaceful bedrooms. Clients can use their membership to the local gym, stroll down Santa Monica Pier, or dine at local restaurants. 

Transcend also has a sober home in Venice which is very close to Santa Monica. Its prime location features rooftop views of the pier, ocean, and the boardwalk. Clients can spend their time visiting the city’s many cultural attractions.

The Harvard House is the women’s sober living house in Santa Monica. This house is only a five-minute bike ride to the beach or a quick walk to numerous restaurants and shops. Clients living here have access to a stunning kitchen, tranquil bedrooms, and a refreshing pool. 


Can Someone from Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County, and San Diego Get Recovery at a Transcend Sober Living?

Though Transcend’s locations are in Santa Monica and Venice, residents from other cities can join our recovery community. Transcend’s holistic approach makes it an attractive facility for all. Clients can expect to partake in weekly experiential classes such as acupuncture, yoga, or mindful meditation. These, combined with a goal-focused, personal growth system, helps clients succeed on their road to recovery. 

All of Transcend’s sober living Los Angeles homes are located in safe and vibrant neighborhoods. This makes clients feel comfortable when transitioning out of substance abuse to their new sober routines. Clients can expect to be held accountable through random drug testing. They can also turn to recovery trained staff when they need help or guidance. Day time staff and awake night staff are available to help at any time of the day.

If you live in Orange County, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, or San Diego, you are more than welcome to become clients of Transcend. Do not let your current location stop you from receiving the help you deserve. 

Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 or use our contact us form and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.