Frequently Asked Questions

Recovery is often difficult, confusing, and at some points, you may feel overwhelmed trying to navigate your early, or even late sober lifestyle. If you have any questions about our sober living arrangements or our recovery homes in general, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions on this page. We hope to clear up all your concerns and will gladly work with you to make admission to our recovery homes as simple as possible.

If you have any further questions that are not covered here, please feel free to call or contact us. We not only provide the best sober living homes in Philadelphia, but our staff is here to help you with any questions about sober living, preventing relapse, 12 step programs from drug addiction, and anything else you need.

Is South Philadelphia Structured Living right for me?

If you have completed addiction treatment and would like to separate yourself from your regular living environment to connect with other people on their recovery journey, sober living may be the right choice for you.

Like all sober living homes, South Philadelphia Structured Living offers accountability, structure, community and support for those who hope to achieve long-term sobriety.

Do you offer addiction treatment?

South Philadelphia Structured Living is a sober living residence. We do not offer addiction treatment, we instead provide housing to those who have recently completed addiction treatment.

If you are unfamiliar with sober living, we created a page detailing everything you need to know about sober living and how it helps prevent relapse.

How do I attend a recovery home?

If you have decided you want to take the next step on your journey and attend a recovery home, you must be referred from an addiction treatment facility such as rehab, detox, outpatient center etc.

As a recovery residence, our housing is only available to those who have suffered from substance abuse and would like to learn accountability and independence to prepare for long-term sobriety.

How long can I stay?

The maximum amount of time an individual can stay with us is about a year to a year and a half depending on the individual’s specific situation. 

Can I have a job and a vehicle?

We require a two week blackout period before being allowed to start or continue work. For vehicles, you may have one after 30 days.

Can I have visitors?

We only allow immediate family into our living spaces. These visits must be on weekends at scheduled times, made prior to your family member’s vist.

What are the living conditions like at South Philadelphia Structured Living?

We are well aware of and have even experienced being trapped in neglected sober homes. At South Philadelphia Structured Living, we put the comfort and safety of our guests first priority. All living quarters are deep cleaned and spotless for incoming residents. We make sure our housing is never overcrowded and check in on our residents to make sure each and every one is safe and comfortable.

If you’d like to take a look inside our houses, you can check out our photo gallery.

Where is South Philadelphia Structured Living located?

We are located in the heart of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, however we welcome guests from anywhere across the United States.

What will I be doing in a sober living facility?

In addition to learning new methods of preventing relapse, we are always planning group activities and trips to make sure you feel comfortable and welcomed in our support network.