Welcome! And congratulations for making it this far!
I know it has been a long and tough journey, and the fact that you are looking at sober living homes is a great sign.
It means that you understand the importance of providing an environment that will allow your son or loved one to succeed in maintaining sobriety. Truth is, it’s not very difficult to stay sober in a treatment center. Residents of a treatment center are in a bit of a protected bubble, separated from drugs and alcohol. When they get out is when the “rubber hits the road” and that is where sober living plays a vital role. At Hensley House, we teach your son or loved one how to apply the tools and techniques he learned in treatment into his everyday life.
My only focus and goal is to facilitate a launching pad that will allow your loved one to take off into a different life.
It’s really that simple.
I understand what you have experienced, and I understand how you are feeling right now.
I lived in a sober living home for almost a year after leaving treatment. Then I managed a sober living home for a year, then I opened Hensley House and lived in the house and managed the house for the first two years. I’ve lived under the roof of a sober living home for over four years.
During the first year I was a sober home manager, I worked at an all-male, 12-step based treatment facility. From what I have learned, I can tell you: there is no template I can publish on this website that will be perfect for your loved one.
Every single soul that crosses the threshold of this house is very different, and each one requires a different approach and a different style of communicating. There is no one “catch all” method that works for everyone. Through extensive experience I have developed a keen eye and a heightened awareness that I use to help each individual based on HIS needs and based on HIS journey in early recovery.
This is a safe house located in a safe neighborhood.
Like any good patriarch, I know exactly what is going on under my roof at all times.
I own this house and I devote every moment of my day to ensuring the safety, well-being, and long-term sobriety of everyone who resides here.
I would also like to make it very clear that I do not bill the resident’s insurance for the urinalysis exams. Their drug tests are performed on site with no insurance involvement.
Please email me or call me, meet me for a coffee, let’s Skype if we can’t meet in person.
Whatever it takes and however long it takes, you will feel comfortable and rest at ease knowing your son or your loved one is well cared for and will be held accountable here at Hensley House Sober Living Home.