My name is Dennis C. I lived at Clean & Sober Transitional Living for 14 months. I was a mess when I came and I was flat out broke. I am a contractor and one of the benefits of Clean & Sober Transitional Living was not only did they let me work and live there, they encouraged it.
I was able to rebuild my business, my self esteem, and the necessary recovery I dearly needed at the same time. The mixture of these items and the AA program I worked was great. The results surpassed my hopes and goals. In Clean & Sober Transitional Living, we are a family of non perfect people who help each other to overcome our life and addiction problems.
I no longer live at Clean & Sober Transitional Living, but I am a participating member and proud to call these people my family. The interaction of the residents, along with meetings being on site is beneficial to one's recovery. Don Troutman, the founder, is a crusader for recovery. He has living costs reasonable and affordable. This place saved my life. I recommend Clean & Sober Transitional Living to anyone who wants recovery and change their life.
"I am a professional engineer and an alcoholic. I had a great job ($$) and a wonderful family, but my drinking began to rule my life. I was one of the lucky ones: my employer paid for me to go through a 28-day rehab program. After I got out, I went back to my normal life at work and home. Unfortunately I was back to drinking in less than three months (worse than before) and this time I lost both my job and my family.
I heard about Clean & Sober Transitional Living and decided to check into their program. I went through detox and then moved into their transitional living program. It was the best thing I ever did. It was the right program for me. It gave me the support I needed from other alcoholics and a structured living arrangement. I got my job back, went back to work while living at Clean & Sober Transitional Living and reunited with most of my family. After one year I moved out of Clean & Sober Transitional Living and into a house with two other recovering alcoholics. I now have 3 ½ years of sobriety and I am living back in my house and living a great life of recovery! I would not be where I am today without the time I spent at Clean & Sober Transitional Living."
I moved into Clean & Sober Transitional Living (Phase I) in May 2008, at the age of 47, after seven tumultuous years of attempts at addiction recovery—the enormous wreckage and pain I had caused my family; the difficulty retaining my employment; visits to psych wards; and the physical and emotional damage I brought to myself constituted the fallout I brought with me upon entry.
When I arrived at Clean & Sober Transitional Living, I was done—I had finally "hit bottom" in my addiction as it were. And I was ready to do the work suggested to me—and I did it to the best of my ability! By the six month point, I became heavily involved in the community's leadership, serving on both of Clean & Sober Transitional Living's resident committees, began managing one of the Phase I houses, and began guiding other men in their twelve step programs. At the nine-month point, I moved into the largest Phase II home in the community. I lived there a year before taking on the house manager position that I currently hold. I have lived at Clean and Sober Transitional Living for twenty-seven months now, and I am making continued strides toward the eventual goal of re-entry into mainstream society.
Clean & Sober Transitional Living Management often says that they bring "the facilities" and the residents bring "the program" making the successful team that we are. It has afforded me the opportunity to define a program of recovery to initiate the growth process. I can't say enough about the effectiveness of this team approach that promotes the tools needed to really attack the disease of alcoholism and addiction. I would recommend Clean & Sober Transitional Living to anyone who is serious about their recovery. As with any endeavor, ultimate success depends on the individual's choice to make the necessary effort--Clean & Sober Transitional Living fosters an environment to make that choice.
Recovery is a life-long journey. I have already learned from my experience that there are many phases of adjustment, prioritization, and corrective action needed along the path of recovery--the task of repairing the destruction we have caused ourselves and our loved ones is a daunting one. Today, I'm grateful to be on a path that offers solutions!
My name is Jeb and I am 21 years old (2010). I have been in treatment for alcoholism and addiction 6 times. Once I really decided I had to change, I became willing to follow suggestions. During my last stay in treatment I was told my best shot at long-term sobriety was to move into a sober living environment immediately following treatment. I agreed and moved into Clean and Sober Transitional Living in early April 2009 directly from my release.
I lived in Phase I for three months. During this time I got connected, found relationships, and built a solid foundation for sobriety in a safe and recovery-conducive environment. Here I was able to work out some of the heavy issues from my past and gain momentum in the program. I moved into Phase II for 6 months and enjoyed more freedom while still being surrounded by recovery orientated & supportive people.
While in Phase II, I got a job where I am still employed today, returned to school and got involved in recovery service. Clean and Sober Transitional Living has been an integral part of my recovery – it provided me with the security and support while I recreated my life and I am forever grateful. Today I live a wonderful life, clean and sober in Folsom, CA with two close friends in recovery and our dog "Roody". I work part time and attend undergraduate college in Folsom.