Five Points is a men’s sober living program in Huntington Beach, California. Since 2002, Orange County Sober Living’s two branches, Five Points and The Cottages, have provided safe living quarters for those leaving behind lives of substance abuse. Five Points has a central location near parks, shopping, bus lines and local meetings, all designed to help clients transition smoothly back into society.
Accommodations and Amenities
Five Points can host two or three men to a room and five to each apartment. The rooms are basic but comfortable, with single beds and ample natural light. Transportation is provided for off-site 12-step meetings. There are no 0n-site meetings. Group prepared meals are made for the residents. A dinner or lunch may include items such a pasta, hamburgers, salad or sandwiches. Clients also participate in a range of outdoor activities such as surfing, volleyball, disc golf and horseback riding. Other activities include Celebrate Recovery events, trips to the beach, AA/NA conventions and sober dances. No pets are allowed on the premises.
Rules and Regulations
In order to stay at Five Points, clients must meet certain criteria such as passing regular drug and alcohol tests, working the 12 steps with a sponsor (at least three meetings weekly) and attending all house meetings. They must also be employed, participating in outpatient treatment, volunteering or getting an education, along with a host of additional rules.
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) consists of individual and group therapy, substance abuse education and treatment once clients have been through detox. Each can choose part-time or full-time care depending on their schedule.
Family sessions are available as well to teach loved ones about the disease of addiction and how to cope with the situation. Relapse prevention is also available to teach clients the skills necessary to identify triggers and stressors that could lead back to drinking or drug abuse.
A life skills training program is offered Monday through Friday for six hours a day. This consists of house meetings with chore assignments, as well as participating in a job, volunteer program or school. By leaving the house everyday, clients learn to adhere to a schedule as they rejoin society.
Five Points is a solid place for outdoorsy, active clients to participate in a sober life. The facility accepts men from all backgrounds and provides a disciplined schedule to help them maintain long-term recovery. Thanks to their life skills program, the men are fully supported as the reconnect with the outside world.
Five Points Men’s Sober Living and Transitional Living
18342 Patterson Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
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