New Freedom Recovery House offers men in early recovery a structured sober living environment in Prescott, Arizona. The facility is situated in the heart of the city, less than a mile from the town square. Prescott boasts a strong local recovery community, with over 100 AA meetings a week, most within walking distance of New Freedom Recovery House. The motto of New Freedom is “recovery, service and brotherhood” and the facility strives to provide young men peer support and recovery tools in a supportive community.
Accommodations and Amenities
The New Freedom Recovery facility is a campus of three houses on a wooded lot located in downtown Prescott. The homes have beautifully designed bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. Each house has between three and six clients, who stay in comfortable single or double bedrooms, which include twin or full-sized beds, nightstands, lamps, closets and dressers.
Clients are responsible for their own groceries and food is prepared in spacious, fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include cable TV, laundry rooms and WiFi. Each resident performs daily chores to maintain the care of the facility. Smoking is prohibited inside houses although it is allowed outside if the property is clean of cigarette butts. House managers live on the premises to provide supervision.
Rules and Regulations
New Freedom Recovery is a six-month commitment—no more, no less. All potential clients must have undergone detox and be medically stable. Residents with co-occurring disorders are responsible for monitoring and managing their own medications. All men must participate in individual therapy, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or structured aftercare during their stay. They are referred to Freedom Recovery Center, a local outpatient treatment facility that has a cooperative relationship with New Freedom if necessary.
There is no family contact allowed and no cell phones or other electronic devices for a minimum of 30 days. The men must also attend daily 12-step meetings, perform household chores and be at the daily “circle” (a house check-in meeting). During the first 30 days, clients must find a sponsor, home group and obtain at least two service commitments. During that time, they must also secure a job to become self-supporting and no work is allowed on the weekends. The curfew is 11 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 12 am Fridays and Saturdays.
At New Freedom Recovery, relationships with the opposite sex are strictly regulated. Clients must have no one-on-one contact with women until they have been in the house three months and finished their Ninth Step. During their stay, the guys are expected to maintain a strict focus on recovery. This means they are prohibited from getting new tattoos and piercings, using personal laptops or DVD players and attending school. Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted. Residents who relapse must leave the premises immediately.
After a resident leaves the New Freedom sober living community, they are eligible for six months of free extended care. They continue to have access to one house circle a week, as well as one licensed group session provided through Freedom Recovery Center. All attending clients to the alumni program are subject to random urine drug screens.
Clients have the option to stay in an alumni house off the New Freedom campus with fellow graduates. Those who choose to move into the alumni house continue to pay their own rent and are expected to hold themselves accountable to the recovery program.
With a mild climate year-round and a ton of options for 12-step meetings, Prescott, Arizona is a great place to start recovery. For men who seek to delve into a solid 12-step community while sharing a house with a small number of like-minded housemates, New Freedom Recovery House is a highly affordable option.
New Freedom Recovery House
743 Miller Valley Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301
New Freedom Recovery House Cost: $500 (30 days). Initial move-in requires one-time $900 deposit. Reach New Freedom Recovery House by phone at (855) 379-0075 or by email. Find New Freedom Recovery House on Facebook and YouTube
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