Amethyst House is a small sober living facility for men and women recovering from addiction in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The home is operated in conjunction with the outpatient substance abuse treatment facility Specialized Outpatient Services (SOS), although clients do not have to attend treatment to live in the residence. Programs welcome both court-ordered and self-referred clients, but all house members must be motivated to stay sober and agree to remain active in their recovery program.
Accommodations and Amenities
The residential home has a total of 10 beds available. Clients reside in gender-specific shared rooms with twin beds, end tables and shared closet space. All the essentials of a typical home are available, including on-site laundry, a computer with Internet access and a full kitchen. Staff members help clients learn basic life skills, like grocery shopping and cooking, and residents are expected to prepare their own meals. Residents can also choose to take turns cooking meals and eating family-style.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients must submit to a relatively strict screening process before being admitted to the home. They must be sober at least 14 days prior to moving in, although exceptions can be made. Amethyst House requires a minimum stay of 120 days and a maximum stay of 12 months. There are three levels available: level one is sober living only at $100 a week, level two includes standard outpatient treatment at SOS for $125 a week and level three includes the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at SOS for $160 a week. Residents may move up or down in levels with a 30‐day notice.
During their stay, clients submit to regular and random drug tests and are expected to obey the basic house behavioral contract, pay a $125 sobriety deposit, have a job or be enrolled in school. Any resident who is found to have relapsed, or in possessions of contraband, is immediately required to move out for a minimum of 30 days. Residents are also required to attend a at least three 12-step meetings a week and get a sponsor within two weeks of moving in.
All prescription and over‐the‐counter medications must be disclosed prior to admission or taking it (if prescribed after being admitted to house). It is also the resident’s responsibility to notify staff when there is a change in his or her medications. If prescribed psychotropic medications, clients must continue taking them in the dosage and frequency as prescribed. Abuse or misuse of medication is considered a relapse. While basic assistance and guidance is available for clients with co-occurring disorders, those with more severe mental illness are encouraged to seek outside help. All clients must attend house meetings and participate in basic chores.
There is limited parking available on site. Drivers must be licensed and insured and cars must have current registration. Auto repair on the premises is not permitted without SOS staff permission.
Overall, Amethyst House is a relatively basic, but solid recovery co-ed home that offers a safe space for adults to transition back into society. The rules are hardcore but designed to offer structure to those in early recovery. Amethyst House is an affordable choice for those in Oklahoma City looking for sober living with an outpatient treatment option. For the privacy of residents, the exact location of the house is not published online.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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