If there is anything not answered in our FAQs, please send us your question on our contact form.
WHERE WILL I BE LIVING?
HOPE Recovery has multiple locations, all in central Ohio. We will place you in a location that currently has an opening. During the screening process, we will let you know which location has availability
WHO DOES HOPE Recovery SERVE?
HOPE Recovery serves all individuals looking to recover and those in need of addiction-related services. We also serve parents, relatives, and spouses looking for help for a loved one and doesn’t know where to turn to for help. We have many services available including sober living, counseling, scholarships to rehab, referrals to rehab, interventions and other services related to recovery and addiction.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE A ROOM?
Your name will be placed on our wait list. As soon as rooms become available we will pull from the wait list and reach out to you. We give each person a window of 24 hours to return our call or we go to the next person on the list. We can’t and won’t hold rooms for any reason.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL OR CAN I REACH OUT TO YOU VIA THIS WEBSITE?
No referral is needed to participate in our sober living program. You may contact us either by phone: 614-642-3180, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or the contact form.
CAN I BRING MY MEDICATIONS?
We do allow certain medications, however we don’t allow all of them. Please inquire at your first phone call about a specific medication and you will be told then if this one will be allowed while living in our sober living. We provide a safe area to lock up all medications and staff does weekly medication counts on each person.
HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN YOUR HOUSING?
You can stay in our housing as long as you wish. The average length of stay in sober living is nine months. We suggest staying a minimum of six months but prefer a stay of one year. In a study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, researchers found that success rates for long-term sobriety increase from 11% to 70% for those who remain in sober living for more than six months. The huge difference in these numbers shows the success of individuals who stay in transitional housing for a period of six months or more. Communities like Marin’s Hope are successful because they pair a sober environment with a significant amount of support. Participants learn structure throughout their day, make friends in recovery, and learn healthy coping skills
IS THERE A 12-STEP PROGRAM AVAILABLE OR REQUIRED TO LIVE IN YOUR SOBER LIVING HOME?
HOPE Recovery does require individuals to attend weekly meetings. These meetings can be 12-step, Smart Recovery, or Celebrate Recovery (church based).
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
At this time, HOPE Recovery does not accept insurance because insurance companies will not cover costs for sober living.
DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE A JOB TO LIVE IN YOUR SOBER LIVING HOUSING?
HOPE Recovery requires that each participant obtain a job after living in our facility for 30 days. If you come in without a job, you must search for a job. As you are job-searching, we require that you do volunteer work or work with a charity. You must work for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN OR PETS?
At this time, HOPE Recovery cannot accommodate children or pets. However, we do have visitation hours in which children can visit.
ARE VISITORS ALLOWED?
HOPE Recovery does allow visitors during visiting hours. Each visitor must first be approved by staff and added to our list of approved visitors. Visitors can only be in the common areas of the house. No visitors, including family members, may ever enter any of the bedrooms.
ARE THE HOUSES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE BUS LINE?
Yes. All HOPE Recovery houses are within a quarter mile of a bus stop. Please see COTA.com for bus schedules.
CAN I HAVE OVERNIGHT VISITORS OR SPEND TIME OVERNIGHT OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE?
No. HOPE Recovery does not allow overnight visitors for any reason. However, we do allow participants to sleep outside the house twice per month, only after approval from HOPE Recovery staff and a successful 30-day probation period. The house manager or HOPE Recovery employee must approve each individual request to sleep outside the house.
WHAT COSTS AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR?
HOPE Recovery program fees include all costs EXCEPT food, toiletries, and laundry detergent. We have cable TV and fast-speed internet service in all of our houses, included in the program fees.
I NEED HELP BUT I DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY. CAN YOU STILL HELP ME?
HOPE Recovery requests that you ask family members, relatives, friends, and/or your faith-based community for the help to pay your first few months of program fees. After that, money from your employment will be able to pay our monthly fees. Fees are due on the first of the month and are to be paid monthly, not weekly. NO DEPOSIT IS NEEDED!
ARE THE ROOMS SINGLE OR SHARED?
HOPE Recovery rooms are all shared, two people per room.
DO YOU DRUG TEST?
Yes. HOPE Recovery uses a lab company called Bio Tech to come into the houses and drug test our program residents. Bio Tech will invoice each resident’s insurance company. They will work with those individuals who do not have insurance or who have high co-pays because they can’t afford the test. Bio Tech does random stops at each house, multiple times a week.
ARE THERE PROGRAM RULES THAT I MUST FOLLOW?
Yes, HOPE Recovery does have program rules. These rules will be given to each person at the time of intake and will need to be agreed upon when resident joins our program.