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Welcome to Mar Vista Sober Living Home for Men in Los Angeles, CA

Our sober living home in Mar Vista provides young men with limitless resources for addiction recovery. The most important is the community of other sober young men who live at the home. Our thriving addiction recovery community is inclusive of residents ​and graduates alike.

Residents also attend daily 12-step meetings in Mar Vista and surrounding cities, which helps them further expand their sober social support system. Residents also often have other needs, including psychiatric and medical appointments, and our central location in Mar Vista makes accessing these services and resources convenient.

At Design for Recovery, we believe that addiction recovery is about more than just quitting substances. It is about constructing a new life and discovering joy in sobriety. We arrange numerous outings so that residents can take advantage of all that the city has to offer. Outings include impromptu sports games in the park, trips to the beach, and hikes. Our Mar Vista home is also only a few blocks away from grocery stores, shopping center, and other necessary amenities. For residents and families who hope to venture off on their own, the number of attractions and activities in Mar Vista is practically limitless.

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We are proud to provide a sober living atmosphere for young men who are making their way out of addiction. Our Mar Vista location is the perfect place to call home while you continue your lifelong journey of recovery.

Daily Life at Mar Vista Sober Living for Men

Design for Recovery’s sober living home near Mar Vista offers residents a relaxing and supportive home where they can make connections in a new community and begin to implement new skills. For many graduates looking back, Design for Recovery Mar Vista is where they experienced a transformation and began living lives that they had at one point considered impossible.

Built in 1979, our Mar Vista home is both spacious and aesthetically pleasing. It also offers breathtaking views. This 2,515 square foot home contains 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The residents includes all imaginable modern amenities, including central heat and air conditioning, large walk-in closets, and a spacious backyard with fruit trees.

Feel at Home in the Family Room

The home’s living room and family room are where most of our residents congregate. Weekly house meetings allow residents and staff to work through problems and come together as a community. Residents also relax in the family room throughout the week. This spacious room contains a high-end entertainment system, with a flat screen television and surround sound. Other forms of recreation include bookshelves that offer residents opportunities for reflection, entertainment, and self-development. Our outside yard contains fitness equipment which residents can use to blow off steam and improve their health.

Make Meals in Our Modern Kitchen

Residents do all of their own cooking in our modern kitchen, where cutting edge appliances are available to ensure that residents can cook delicious and healthy meals for themselves. Our residents also hold regular group dinners, during which certain residents will cook for the entire home. A center island, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-in pantry make this process easy. Adjacent to the kitchen is our roomy dining area, which is a great place to relax or bond over meals.

Many residents come to Design for Recovery after living in uncomfortable situations for years. In many ways, our Mar Vista home can feel like a luxury retreat. However, residents quickly come to understand that addiction recovery is not a free vacation. Residents take full responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of their home, following a regular chore and cleaning schedule. While taking responsibility for their own living arrangements can at first feel like a burden, residents quickly gain an appreciation for how it makes them feel. Making their home clean, liveable, and comfortable is a source of pride, especially when residents finally sit back to relax on the sofa and think to themselves, “We did this!"

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Services for Residents at Mar Vista

You are in the right place with people who are passionate about helping you. Our sober living homes offer various programs to help you manage your addiction and set you up for success.

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To a newly sober person, the idea of having “sober fun” may sound ridiculous, or even like an oxymoron. Learning to relax and find joy in everyday activities without the crutch of drugs and alcohol is a skill that takes learning. However, the residents at Design for Recovery ultimately discover that sobriety offers far more joy than substance abuse ever did. While sober fun may initially be challenging, having a community of sober friends makes the process a lot easier. By going out with other residents, even the most reluctant person will likely find themselves laughing and having a good time. This is the gift of living at Design for Recovery.

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Our Mission at Mar Vista Sober Living Home

Design for Recovery offers young men with substance use disorders a structured, 12-step-based program that helps them stop using drugs and alcohol for the long haul. Our program emphasizes the principles of honesty, integrity, responsibility, accountability, and service. We understand that recovering from an addiction is about more just becoming physically abstinent.

Addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. As such, recovering from addiction entails rebuilding a person’s life from the ground up. Residents at our Mar Vista sober living home work hard to examine the underlying causes of their addictions, develop new life skills, and change behaviors that no longer work. Learning to live a principled life in harmony with others not only allows residents to find joy in sobriety, it significantly decreases the chances of relapse.

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Accomplishments from Graduates from Mar Vista

Our sober living is based on the idea that sobriety is best achieved in a community. Addiction, which is often known as a disease of isolation, can make people feel alienated. By forging relationships with other young men who are committed to addiction recovery, residents can ensure that they have a strong social support system for years to come. Many of these relationships last far longer than a person’s residency at Design for Recovery.

Graduates often go on to share apartments together, help each other find work, and support each other during times of need. As time passes, residents who got sober by taking advantage of the experience, strength, and hope of their more experienced mentors eventually emerge as leaders in their own right.

Our graduates are active in the recovery community. They are living proof that sobriety is possible for those who are willing to reach out. The community that we foster at Design for Recovery isn’t only a strong bulwark against relapse, it is a source of profound meaning and joy for sober residents and graduates alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Some people may need to stay in a sober living home in Mar Vista for a few months, while others may need to stay for a year or more.

Sober living homes in Mar Vista 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.

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Yes, sober living homes in Mar Vista 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 Mar Vista 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.

Residents must agree to remain drug and alcohol-free while living in a sober living home. Staff members administer drug screenings regularly to ensure that this fundamental rule is being followed. Staff members also enforce several sober living house rules designed to ensure a safe and healthy environment for residents. They also help connect residents with any recovery-related resources they might need and assist them in addressing underlying issues that may be motivating their substance abuse.

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