Located in Winnetka, California, Comfort Zone provides sober living services to men and women who are new to recovery. The organization was founded in 2005 by Ike Eichar, a recovering addict who wanted to create comfortable and affordable places for newly sober individuals to live. Closely related to the Recovery Zone homes (also owned and operated by Eichar), the Comfort Zone house is an expansive co-ed facility with modern amenities.
Accommodations and Amenities
The Comfort Zone residence can host 10 clients in spacious, shared bedrooms kept separate by gender. Each room comes with cozy twin beds, carpeting, large dressers, bedside tables with lamps and closet space. The home itself is 3,800 square feet and is surrounded by a six-foot fence. In addition to the rooms themselves, the facility looks like any normal and well-appointed home. There’s a dining room, a kitchen with an island, on-site laundry and other common areas with cable and internet. Special bonuses include an outdoor pool, a Koi pond, a game room with a pool table, weights and exercise equipment and a personal theater with a huge TV and sound system. Throughout their stay, residents are served five homestyle dinners; they are responsible for all other meals.
Rules and Regulations
Like any sober living, all clients at Comfort Zone must submit to regular and random drug tests. Residents also agree to a house behavioral contract which forbids substance abuse, sexism, racism, fighting, theft and other problem behaviors. All residents are expected to make their beds, clean their rooms and work to keep common areas clean for other clients as well.
Clients are also required to attend regular 12-step meetings and to stay busy by attending school, going to outpatient treatment, volunteering or working a job. Curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 1 am on the weekend, though exceptions can sometimes be made for special circumstances.
As Comfort Zone has relationships with other behavioral health organizations in the area, it can provide referrals for outpatient and inpatient treatment whenever necessary. Those with legal issues can also receive case management services to help with paper work or getting state benefits. There are no minimum or mandatory lengths of stay and as such, residents in good standing can remain there for as long as they want to.
In all, Comfort Zone provides a safe and stable environment for men and women in early recovery. The home itself is comfortable and spacious with plenty of recreational activities available. Furthermore, those with outstanding legal problems can get case management to help dealing with the courts as necessary. For those in the area looking for a potentially long-term sober living option, the Comfort Zone is a facility worth considering.
8035 Oakdale Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306
Comfort Zone Cost: $840 (30 days) or $210 (per week). Reach Comfort Zone by phone at (818) 522-5478.
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