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The Lodge at Delray Beach is comprised of five sober living facilities in the Delray Beach, Florida area. Three of them—Gratitude II, Lodge East and Lodge West—accommodate men, and two—Ibis I and Ibis II—house women. With a requirement that every resident be employed within two weeks of moving into the Lodge or engaged in structured volunteer work, The Lodge is committed to helping people find jobs or directing them to non-profits that need help. Residents must also sign a statement prior to entry pledging to adhere to the rules of the house, which include a curfew and regular drug screening.

Accommodations and Amenities

The Lodge’s houses all have ultra-modern furnishings, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and modern kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances and marble counter tops. The living areas are spacious and sunny. There’s a washer and dryer at each house.

The women’s units accommodate five or six residents in three bedrooms—two double-occupancy and one single or three double-occupancy rooms. Bedrooms have dressers, nightstands and beds for each resident. There are two shared bathrooms in each house. The houses for men have two double-occupancy rooms and one room with three beds and residents share two bathrooms as they do in the women’s quarters. Bed linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans and silverware come with the house, and electricity, water and trash pick-up are included in the monthly rent. Rent not paid on or before the due date will be subject to a late charge of $2 per day and there is a $250 non-refundable administration fee for each person.

Residents are required to bring clothing and personal grooming and hygiene products in addition to a TV (if desired), cell phone and laundry and cleaning supplies. They’re also responsible for food purchases and labels are available so they can identify their own items. House rules require that dishes, kitchen appliances and utensils are cleaned immediately after being used.

Rules and Regulations

Alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons and gambling are not permitted on The Lodge’s premises. Residents must abstain from probation violations, house arrest, driver’s license suspension and all other Department of Corrections violations. Theft, vandalism, physical acting out, intimate behavior, yelling and verbal threats, pornography of any kind and profane and indecent language are also prohibited in these zero-tolerance sober living houses.

Random drug screening is administered upon return from personal time away from the house and medication adjustments must be reported to staff immediately. Designated smoking areas and ashtrays are provided, though smoking isn’t permitted indoors. They are sticklers for rules—vehicles on Lodge property must be legally registered and insured, and drivers must be licensed. Bicycles can be stored in the garages.

Curfew is 11 pm weeknights and 1 am on weekends and failure to comply results in eviction. Because Lodge households are gender-specific, visitors of the opposite sex are only allowed to visit during authorized, monitored events and are never permitted in the rooms of residents. Chores are assigned to everyone—bedrooms and the rest of the house must be kept clean.

The Lodge emphasizes an AA/NA model, and therefore residents agree to uphold the basic tenets by getting a sponsor and working the 12 steps. This means attending 100 meetings in the first 100 days of residence and five meetings each week thereafter.

Extras

There’s a swimming pool at each house to promote residents relaxing together and enjoying fellowship. The Lodge staff can offer referrals for various recovery-related services, including detox, inpatient treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), individual therapy and case management.

In Summary

The Lodge houses make sober living simple by offering structure and shared values to achieve and maintain sobriety. Though there are an ample number of rules—everything is clear and in writing beforehand—there can be no confusion about what’s expected. For those who require this level of support, The Lodge is a good sober living option.

The Lodge at Delray Beach
2542 Bessie St
Delray Beach, FL 33444

The Lodge at Delray Beach Cost: $860 (30 days). Reach The Lodge by phone at 561-945-7560 or by email. Find The Lodge on Facebook

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