At Flatirons Recovery our sober living program is designed to guide individuals toward a fulfilling, substance-free lifestyle. Our sober living in Boulder, Colorado bridges the gap between intensive treatment and independent living. Thus, providing the perfect stepping stone toward long-term recovery. We offer a structured, supportive environment that reinforces healthy habits, cultivates personal responsibility, and encourages positive social interactions.
In addition, residents benefit from ongoing therapy sessions, and peer support as they learn to navigate life’s challenges without resorting to substance use. At Flatirons Recovery, we are committed to fostering resilience, autonomy, and a renewed sense of purpose in people’s lives. Join us and embrace the path to lasting recovery.
Our Boulder Sober Living Includes:
- Around-the-clock staff monitoring and accountability, including drug testing
- Optional community activities and outings, including family-style dinners, outdoor weekend excursions, and group trips to community events and meetings (Recovery Dharma, SMART Recovery, 12 Step)
- Beautiful rooms with adjoining bathrooms, large closets, and views of open space
- Two comfortable living spaces and a fully renovated kitchen
- Landscaped outdoor space with games, vegetable gardens, and visits from horses
- Gym and Pool membership
Our structured sober living home is beautifully renovated and situated on a serene, 80-acre horse farm. Which is perfect for a holistic inpatient treatment center. Running and walking trails a lake for fishing, and visits from the horses roaming the land around us make this place a truly special environment to begin early recovery.
What is Structured Sober Living?
Sober living facilities, also known as recovery residences, can be an excellent accompaniment to holistic drug and alcohol rehab, both during and after treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery housing as safe, healthy, family-like substance-free living environments
that support individuals in recovery from addiction. A “structured” sober living facility may also provide the following:
- 24/7 staffing by addiction professionals
- Randomized drug/alcohol testing
- Medication management
- Nutritious meals
- Life skills coaching
- Addiction treatment and therapies
- Community meeting requirements (such as AA or other recovery fellowships)
- Extracurricular activities
- Coordination with a clinical treatment team
Benefits of Our Sober Living Program in Boulder
There are countless benefits to living in our recovery residence during and after our addiction treatment programs. Read further to learn more.
Sober Living Builds Community
When individuals spend time with other people in recovery outside of group therapy, they develop life-long friendships. If they are used to socializing and connecting with others while using drugs or alcohol, developing a new way of relating to others may feel daunting. However, it can be helpful to have others around who are going through the same experiences.
In group therapy for addiction, people learn how to be vulnerable and trust others with difficult feelings and emotions. So, when they have a recovery residence to go home to, they also get to connect with sober peers by relaxing and having fun. And, when you have triggers or have an impulse to use substances, they have a support system nearby.
Develop a Healthy Sober Lifestyle
One goal of our structured sober living in Boulder, CO is to help people develop the routines and life skills to thrive in recovery. At Flatirons Recovery sober living residence, we provide nutritious food, while clients are required to meal plan and cook together. Nutrition is an integral part of our holistic recovery curriculum. Therefore, putting a healthy diet into action is made much more attainable with structure, guidance, and accountability.
Also, we require clients to participate regularly in a community fellowship of their choosing (such as AA, SMART Recovery, Recovery Dharma, or LifeRing). As well as an exercise regimen while staying at our Boulder sober living home. All of these pieces become habits that will hopefully follow clients into long-term recovery.
Around-the-Clock Peer and Staff Accountability
A fully-staffed sober living home helps clients know there is an addiction professional holding them accountable for their sobriety. Staff at recovery residences also give randomized drug and alcohol tests. And, depending on the level of care they may accompany clients on outings outside of the house. As friendships develop among housemates, peers also hold each other accountable for their sobriety.
A Calm and Inviting Place to Unwind During the Stresses of Early Recovery
One benefit of a recovery residence is that it can truly feel like a home. Not a hospital or large addiction center. Most sober living homes are in actual houses in residential areas and have a limited number of beds. Our sober living facility holds just nine residents. What’s more, it is located on a serene 80-acre horse farm by the Colorado foothills. Like many quality recovery residences, we take great care in creating a welcoming, clean, and modern home, inside and out.
Our house is newly renovated and thoughtfully decorated to provide our clients with a supportive healing environment. Two living spaces, each with TVs, comfortable rooms with adjoining bathrooms, a large soaking tub, good natural light, and plentiful views of open space are some features that add comfort and calm to our house.
The Opportunity to Help Others
As clients progress in their recovery, they may find opportunities to share their insights and experiences with peers who can also benefit from their wisdom. Often, we hear stories from our clients about how their time toward the end of their stay at our recovery residence helps them connect with the joy of serving others. Especially, those who were newly entering into recovery. For many, this passion for helping others becomes an integral part of their recovery journey.
Unique Sober Living in Boulder
Our sober living facility is available to those in our addiction treatment programs at Flatirons Recovery. For those in our partial hospitalization program (PHP), this includes nutritious meals, transportation, 24/7 staffing, gym/pool membership, and extracurricular programming. In addition, our addiction treatment curriculum is mindfulness-based and holistic. Thus, emphasizing healing the mind, body, and spirit. While also uncovering the root causes of addiction and creating a thriving life in recovery.
Some of the treatment modalities we use include:
- Mindfulness and Yoga
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational interviewing
- Art therapy
- Equine therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Adventure/nature-based programs such as hiking, rock climbing, and paddle boarding
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of environment does Flatirons Recovery provide?
A: The program offers a structured, nurturing environment on an 80-acre horse farm, with facilities like a gym and pool.
Q: Who is eligible for the program?
A: It’s designed for individuals in recovery from addiction, looking for a bridge between intensive treatment and independent living.
Q: What support is available?
A: The program includes 24/7 staff support, accountability measures like drug testing, and various community activities.
Q: What is the focus of the sober living program in Boulder?
A: The focus is on building a sober community, fostering healthy lifestyles, and providing accountability.
Start Sober Living in Boulder, CO
At Flatirons Recovery, we believe that the path to overcoming addiction doesn’t end with the conclusion of treatment. Instead, it signifies the beginning of a fresh chapter in someone’s life. Our dedication lies in aiding individuals to rebuild their lives after treatment. We provide clients with the necessary tools, unwavering support, and abundant resources to guide them toward a rewarding and purposeful life, without the chains of addiction.
We acknowledge the hurdles that might emerge in this phase of transition and are determined to empower our clients. Thereby, enabling them to successfully navigate this pathway toward long-term recovery and personal growth.
Contact us today to learn more about our sober living in Boulder, Colorado.