Design for Recovery

Los Angeles Sober Living For Men

Find the daily support you need on your lifelong path to recovery at one of our sober living communities.

Learn more about our sober living in Los Angeles

Design for Recovery is not just a place to live. We are a supportive sober living community and place to call home.

Our structured sober living homes located in Southern California have quickly developed a reputation for providing hope to men still struggling with substance abuse, mental health and impulse control disorders.

Design For Recovery offers daily scheduling that stands out among other sober living homes. Men who have attempted recovery before with little success may find lasting sobriety at Design for Recovery. Unlike other sober livings that merely offer a safe and supportive place for the first few months of sobriety, Design For Recovery takes an active hands-on approach to each individual.

Residents take steps to rebuild their lives from the ground up. The result is that when residents of Design for Recovery graduate and re-enter the world at large, they are already well on their way to achieving their education or career goals. They also have a strong program for long-term sobriety that they can confidently take into the future.

One of the most joyful aspects of Design for Recovery is the brotherhood that exists among residents and alumni. New residents enter into a community of men who are all working together to conquer their addictions. For many, having the opportunity to connect and build relationships with other men who understand the complex and harrowing nature of addiction can be life-changing.

Research has shown that developing a sober social support network lowers an individual’s likelihood of relapsing long term. Our residents remain in touch with each other long after leaving the house, and most continue to stay involved in Design for Recovery for years to come. Not only does involvement in a sober community allow individuals to stay sober, it is a source of profound joy and meaning.

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Sober Living Services in the Los Angeles Area

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Our recovery mentors are ready to guide and motivate you or your loved one on your journey.

Men's Sober Living Near Me

Instead of just searching for "sober living homes near me," you might be better off seeking a sober living in LA that caters to the specific needs of men.

Men are not only more likely to develop substance abuse problems, but they also tend to be more reluctant to seek long-term recovery in treatment centers or a sober living home. Cultural expectations dictate that men should be strong-willed, self-sufficient, and reliable. Admitting to a substance abuse problem can feel like a defeat for many men.

Young men are also more likely to be competitive and impulsive in their interpersonal relations. Men also often have aspects of their history that they might be reluctant to share with members of the opposite gender. Living in a community of other young adults who are facing similar issues is vital for men recovering from a substance use disorder. In short, addiction recovery is far more viable when young men live in a safe space and have an understanding recovery community.

Not only do sober living for men eliminate distractions, but they also allow residents to develop life skills, pursue new life goals, tackle old behaviors, and build new relationships based around trust, solidarity, and mutual understanding..

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A whole person approach to sobriety at our halfway house for men in Los Angeles, CA

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Affordable Sober Living Los Angeles

Wondering how to get into a sober living home? Sober living homes in California like Design for Recovery make it easy. Sober living options can be expensive, but attitude can directly influence sober living Los Angeles cost-benefit analysis.

Sober livings are not free, but it is important to recognize that a sober living in California is far less expensive than living in Los Angeles with untreated drug and alcohol addiction. LA sober living may end up saving you money in the end.

The idea of staying in a sober and safe environment for many months or over a year may sound intimidating as well, but understand that living in a haven house like Design for Recovery may add years to your life -- and give you and your family a chance at a new life.

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Our Growing Design For Recovery Sober Living Community

Research on addiction has long shown that helping other people with their addictions is one of the best ways of staying sober oneself. With that in mind, residents at Design for Recovery who have more sober time take on important leadership roles in mentoring newer residents. In most cases, house managers have been through this process themselves. The house saved them -- now it's their turn to help house members.

Individuals have opportunities to get involved in community leadership roles even outside of sober living communities. The men at a Design for Recovery sober living house are active in 12-step programs and support groups. Many perform community service activities in the Los Angeles community, often with special emphasis on repairing the damage they inflicted during active addiction.

At our Los Angeles sober living, staff members and residents alike understand that addiction is not an individual problem. It affects families, neighborhoods, and broader communities. While addiction tends to narrow a person’s focus to the ego, men who stay sober at Design for Recovery begin to look outside of themselves. Many ultimately find that the greatest gift of sober life and a healthy lifestyle is the strength that one can lend to others in need.

You’ve already survived 100% of your bad days.

There will be more tough days ahead, but we're here to provide you with a sober community and support system to make even the hardest days a little easier knowing that you're not in this alone.

Whether you're coming from a treatment center, rehabilitation center, or a less structured Los Angeles sober living for men, our Los Angeles sober living can help. Our addiction recovery success stories speak for themselves. Reach out today and get a confidential callback and evaluation.

Top-Rated Structured Los Angeles Sober Living

We accommodate men who are looking for a sober living housing in Southern California. Located in the heart of West Los Angeles, our sober living houses are centrally located near the beach, downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Orange County, West Hollywood, and LAX international airport.

Our central location allows easy access from the 405, 105, 10 and 110 freeways. Design for Recovery homes provide a base for men to involve themselves in the recovery community and to thrive as new and growing individuals.

Frequently Asked Questions LA Sober Living Homes

Sober living is a great way to transition from inpatient care to independent living post-treatment. It reinforces the lessons learned in rehab while providing social support and helping prepare for the daily challenges of life.

The cost of sober living varies depending on the location, how much structure the program offers, and what benefits and amenities are available. For example, some sobriety houses include weekly drug testing, transportation to 12-Step meetings, and employment support—and these extra services come at a higher price than places that don’t offer them. But often it’s cheaper to live in a sobriety house than to go solo because rent is split among several people.

It really depends on the individual and their progress in recovery. But on average you can expect to stay between 169 to 254 days. Some people may need to stay in a sober living home in Los Angeles for a few months, while others may need to stay for a year or more.

Sober living house in Los Angeles can improve the chances of remaining abstinent following inpatient treatment. They provide social support for individuals with similar goals. They are safe and structured environments that nurture and prepare the individual for reentry into the real world. Some of the most important benefits that residents receive in sober living homes include:

  • Constant guidance and support
  • A strong sober social support system
  • Improved life skills
  • A smoother transition to independent living
  • Lowered risk of relapse
  • A safe, trigger-free space to pursue recovery
  • Help to find employment
  • Improved relationships with friends and family

Some homes have specific rules about pets, such as breed or size restrictions. Some studies show that pets can play a huge role in addiction recovery. Pets provide companionship, love, and support during this difficult time. While pets are not allowed in all sober living homes, many do allow pets.

Yes, sober homes in Los Angeles provide the structure and support that residents need to get back on their feet and find a job.

Close family members are free to visit the sober living at any time, though it is recommended that they contact the house in advance to discuss their visit with the house manager.

Design For Recovery also organizes regular events during which family members are invited to congregate with house members.

Regulations around using cell phones vary considerably. At Design For Recovery, we limit cell phone access for residents in the early days of their recovery. This gives them the opportunity to focus on their present circumstances and the present moment, cultivate real relationships with fellow house members, and look inward.

A few things to expect at Los Angeles sober living:

  1. Sober livings help residents to develop healthy routines and habits that support their sobriety.
  2. Sober living homes promote independence. While residents are expected to follow rules and guidelines, they are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own sobriety and recovery.
  3. Sober living homes provide a safe and supportive environment. Residents can expect to feel safe and supported while they are in a sober living home.


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