Located in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama, The 4th Dimension Sober Living is a sober living community that caters to men and women with over 30 days of continued abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol. They provide gender-specific accommodations, and stress that clients must have a staunch aspiration to follow a spiritual path in recovery. The name is taken from page 25 of the Big Book, “…we have been rocketed into a 4th dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.” As one might conclude, The 4th Dimension Sober Living is deeply rooted in the 12 steps.
Accommodations and Amenities
The 4th Dimension Sober Living includes two gender-specific apartment complexes, which are located in close proximity to a shopping mall, local businesses the Hoover library and a park. The furnished apartments include fully equipped kitchens, Cable TV, Wi-Fi and patios. Accommodations vary, but typically each two-bedroom apartment lodges four clients. Fourth Dimension provides housing for between 40 and 50 clients between both complexes.
Residents are responsible for their own groceries, and meal preparation. A monthly community dinner is provided, so that clients can work on bonding with their fellows. The apartment complexes include swimming pools, tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and a basketball court.
Rules and Regulations
Prior to admission, clients must have a minimum of 30 days of abstinence from chemical substances. They must be 18 years and older, medically and psychologically secure and have a strong desire to work a 12-step program of recovery. A six-month minimum length of stay is required. Clients on medication-assisted treatment (MAT), specifically those who require a monthly shot of Vivitrol, are allowed entrance. They must bring along their prescription.
Upon arrival, residents are required attend 90 meetings in 90 days, and must find a sponsor within two weeks. Staff helps clients obtain viable sponsors, and reserves the right to check with them to make sure that clients are working their steps and moving forward in the program. Besides going to meetings off the premises, The 4th Dimension Recovery offers a plethora of on-site meetings. The 4th Dimension operates on a level system, which includes tighter curfews for newcomer residents, more required meetings and limited driving privileges. During Level One, which lasts the first 30 days, clients must have an attendance slip signed by the meeting secretary. They must adhere to an 11:30 pm curfew seven days a week.
Clients advance through the levels at the discretion of the staff. After 90 days, some residents are usually required to do five weekly 12-step meetings. This is assigned on an individual basis, depending on a client’s progress. Curfew times are also adjusted per clients’ advancement. Other requirements include attending morning meditation, participating in a weekly one-hour session with staff and being at a weekly house meeting where residents write down weekly goals. Clients must look for work or enroll in school. Staff provides hands-on support. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who refuse a test or relapse must leave the premises to ensure the safety of the entire household.
Other services include life skills groups, a young adult group, and job training class. Besides the monthly dinner, residents participate in a variety of sober fun outings.
The 4th Dimension Sober Living is a great option for men and women a seeking comprehensive sober living community, which offers ample staff support, a great living venue and an intense 12-step program. Also clients on Vivitrol are welcome here, which is great, as some sober livings don’t accept any clients on any MAT.
The 4th Dimension
4617 Summer Place Pkwy
Hoover, AL 35244
The 4th Dimension Sober Living Cost: $1,275 (not including an $800 admission fee). Reach The 4th Dimension Sober Living by phone at (205) 960-0453 (men’s), (205) 732-4911 (women’s) or by email at [email protected] (men’s), [email protected] (women’s). Find The 4th Dimension Sober Living on Facebook
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