Located In
Nanaimo, BC

(250) 619-9663

About Our Recovery Houses

Our recovery houses have been offering refuge to alcoholics and addicts since 2016. What happens after treatment is critical to long-lasting health and sobriety and we’ve invested our hearts and souls into welcoming and supportive recovery house facilities in Nanaimo that are full of personality, support, and close to downtown and central amenities.

Are you ready to take the next step in an atmosphere of laughter, kindness and empowerment?

Contact Us to book a room, get on the waiting list, or receive more information on pricing and terms.

Sober
Living
What to
Expect

Sober Living:
What to Expect

As daunting as recovery and sober living can seem, when you open to the doors to either our men’s home or our women’s home the first thing you’re likely to hear is laughing. One Life Recovery Society homes are lively, and we’re committed to encouraging the lighter side of life because, ultimately, engagement in life and recovery is the highest priority.

Both of our locations offer:

  • One Life team members on-call 24/7
  • Surveillance at all doors of the house for clients’ safety
  • Weekly house meetings facilitated by a drug and alcohol counsellor
  • Daily check-ins by the house managers
  • Scheduled activities include yoga, guided meditations, and fitness instruction
  • Coordination with local treatment centres for our clients who are attending aftercare and intensive outpatient programs

Qualifications

Qualifications

Ideally, you have 30 days of continuous sobriety but having said that we’ve taken people into our sobriety houses with less time under their belts. When you show us that you are motivated exceptions can be made.

Show us that
you’re motivated

A day in
The Life

A Day In
The Life

When you’re a guest at one of our recovery houses, you’ll be expected to follow house rules, while engaging in 12 step meetings, meditation sessions, group counselling, outpatient work, attending treatments and generally keeping busy and focused on your personal recovery goals. If you’re struggling with the basics our team is ready and willing to help you find your footing with daily stuff like budgets, grocery shopping, or other tasks that may not be familiar to you. While we have expectations for day-to-day life at our recovery homes, including house chores, there’s also plenty of downtime because when the work is done we want to enjoy the fruits of our labour!

Aftercare
& Alumni

Aftercare
& Alumni

In preparation for leaving the home after the recommended three-month duration, we will develop a customized sober living recovery plan for each person to help them find a new place and strategize a plan to keep recovery the focus of life outside our homes.

Our ongoing relationship with you means everything to us. When you leave, it’s not goodbye, providing you remain clean and sober you are always welcome back, drop in on a counselling session, talk to us, or tell your story to the new tenants. Alumni are always encouraged to join our house events and be part of our community.

We strive to create a sense of community and family system for you outside your family of origin.

Questions? Contact Us today and we’ll be happy to provide any additional information about our recovery houses that you require to make the next step.