Located in swanky Beverly Hills, California, Apex House is a high-end sober living house that caters to a small group of male business executives and professionals. Founder and CEO Larry Coffmann has 37 years of sobriety and program director Kevin DeRimer is also in recovery. The mission of Apex House is to provide a safe haven and peer support for professional men, so that they can establish a sense of camaraderie and gain a solid foothold in recovery.
Accommodations and Amenities
Apex House is a white stucco California craftsman style home that was built in the 1940’s. Recently renovated, the two-story structure has an outdoor porch on the second floor complete with terra cotta colored columns and arches. In keeping with a family-style atmosphere, Apex House accommodates no more than six clients at a time. Residents are paired in white-walled, furnished rooms. The interior features a unique mix of modern furniture offset by the appearance of a cozy, inviting fireplace.
Amenities include luxury transportation, Wi-Fi, an in-house office workstation and around-the-clock staff. Food and beverages, including coffee, are provided and residents are served gourmet meals with a focus on proper nutrition. All dietary needs are accommodated, including vegan.
Rules and Regulations
Potential clients undergo an application process and an interview with Apex House to ensure a proper fit. In addition to housing, services provided by Apex House include recovery mentoring, life coaching, wellness and personal mindfulness training.
Requirements include attendance at mandatory daily recovery meetings on the premises, participation in daily meditation and evening reflections, execution of personal recovery plans and attendance at at least three weekly 12-step meetings off the premises. Additionally, clients actively enrolled in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), individual therapy or other recovery protocols are expected to complete their treatment and are held accountable for their efforts.
At Apex House, there is a zero tolerance policy for those who test positive on a drug and alcohol screening. Additionally, other forbidden behaviors include smoking on the premises, stealing or borrowing an item from another client without asking, inviting a guest without prior staff approval, failure to pay rent on time, engaging in sexual or romantic relations with another resident and failing to report another resident’s use of drugs or alcohol.
There are also strict rules regarding Internet use. Downloading a virus on a house computer, disclosing confidential Apex House information, sending pornographic or hateful messages and/or participating in illegal activities are reasons for immediate expulsion from the property.
At 7 am on Thursdays, Apex House hosts a conference call with former residents who share their experience, strength and hope to current clients. Additionally, sober companion services are available for an additional cost upon request.
Apex House is a member of the Sober Living Network Los Angeles County Sober Living Coalition.
For a successful male exec, Apex House is a godsend. Not only is it in the heart of Beverly Hills, but staff is on hand to make sure each client’s every need is met. This is a four star sober living for busy guys who need to work on recovery while maintaining a highly successful lifestyle.
8709 West Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90035
Apex House Cost: $5,000 (30 days). Reach Apex House by phone at (800) 815-8412, (818) 398-7640 or by email at [email protected].
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