Pets and Sober Life

Alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases of loneliness in that alcoholics and addicts behaviorally alienate those whom they cherish the most. Bill Wilson characterized loneliness in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous as a “chilling vapor” that permeates the life of the afflicted individual and is part of the terrible despair that they suffer. As a result of this horrible truth, clinicians emphasize that social interaction is paramount to the recovery of an alcoholic or drug addict, and this is part of the therapeutic value of living in a sober house amongst peers on the same journey of healing. Some clinicians may also be aware of the therapeutic value of household pets in a sober livi

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After rehab, in-home care, and/or extended care, we think sober living is the next logical step toward recovery life. From SAMHSA research, we offer the four pillars of recovery: (1) community, (some life skill support,) (2) mental and physical wellness; including membership at the gym and yoga studio, an emphasis on whole food in shared evening meals, and professional therapy delivered from the surrounding community, (3) finding purpose in work or school and (4) re-integrating into a re-structured family dynamic or a new home. We welcome those with or without a history of treatment .