Our house meeting will give you the opportunity to freely share things that you might not feel comfortable sharing in a larger group and provide a place to discuss your recovery goals. We will ask you about your meeting attendance and encourage you to talk about behaviors that could lead to a relapse in a non-judgmental and supportive environment. The house meeting is guided by the Peer Leader and members offer each other support and accountability.
The house will help you in the development of a strong foundation. We all will encourage each other to grow in recovery and one day come up with a strategy to exit the recovery residence successfully. We generally recommend 1 year in the house. Evolution House's deepest desire is for our residents to go on to lead lives that are productive and continually seek out opportunities to be an inspiration to others to change the world around them in a positive way.
Evolution House’s goal is to create a recovery culture that inspires freedom from active addiction. We work very hard to maintain a brotherhood in the house of supportive and unwavering honesty with one another. This bond is forged by having first-hand knowledge of the horrors of addiction. This level of compassion and accountability is the cornerstone of Evolution House. As you can imagine, substance abuse takes people from all walks of society to extreme levels of degradation and demoralization. As the manifestation of a mental illness, it has caused much havoc in their lives. A lot of care and healing is required to help them begin a “normal” life, which encompasses a complete mental and spiritual overhaul. We have helped a wide range of people from a physician trying to save his life and his license, to people who are literally homeless. This is definitely not just a sober place to live. We require honest self-appraisal and a commitment to a recovery lifestyle. We encourage our residents to live lives of service and integrity. You will be asked to be involved in activities that will rebuild self-esteem and accountability, such as finding a job, the maintenance and upkeep of your house, going to school, volunteering outside the residence, caregiving, creative ventures, social events, and physical activities. These things combined with a strong recovery foundation will lay the groundwork to a whole new life.
“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”