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Q: What is Sober Works?
A: Sober Works is a non profit rehabilitation home for men with with alcohol and substance abuse problems. Our mission statement is to provide a safe, sober, and positive recovery based living environment.
Q: What are the requirements for getting into Sober Works?
A: We generally prefer people who are coming out of a detox or treatment program. You must be able to pass a drug test so at a minimum you’ll need between 3-5 days sober before you could come to Sober Works. You also need to make a commitment to stay at least 90 days.
Q: What are the rules?
A: First and foremost you must stay clean and sober. If you don’t, you will be immediately discharged. All residents are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Curfew is 11:00 p.m. on weeknights and 1:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays. No third shift jobs are allowed. If you miss curfew you will immediately discharged. You must attend either AA or NA meetings five days per week and get a home group and a sponsor. Everyone has a chore to do around the house as well.
Q: What is the usual length of stay?
A: Sober Works is transitional housing. Each persons situation is different but people usually live at Sober Works anywhere from 3 months to a year. Occasionally some men will stay longer than a year but at that point you should at least start thinking of your transition back into the mainstream of society.
Q: What is the cost?
A: Rent is $95 per week and is essentially all inclusive. We have two TV rooms with cable and HBO, a computer with the Internet and WIFI, washer and dryer, telephone, and weight room. We also provide bed linens. All you will really need is your own toiletries. We don’t serve dinner but we have food the residents are free to eat 24/7.
Q: Do I get my own private room?
A: No, we have a total of 14 residential beds plus a live in manager for a total of 15 residents. We have three four man rooms and a two man room for the residents. The house manager has his own room. Each man gets his own bed, dresser and a hanging rack. This a big old house with big rooms and tall ceilings so it is comfortable.