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Oak Tree Recovery Homes is a sober living organization that has been offering services in Asheville, North Carolina for three years. It accepts men 18 years and older seeking 12-step treatment for substance abuse (typically those just leaving an inpatient program). Average stays at Oak Tree are five to six months. Clients must have a minimum of 30 days clean to enroll, and may be placed at any of the organization’s four housesOak House, Stone House, Blue House and Big House.

Accommodations and Amenities

The minimum stay at Oak Tree is three months and the maximum is six. All clients stay for at least the first 45 days at the Big House, which has six bedrooms that are shared two to a room. A live-in house manager is on-site 24/7. All residents are expected to either be employed, enrolled in school or volunteering while living at Big House. A gym membership is provided and monthly planned activities such as trips to local lakes and backpacking excursions are also offered.

After the first 45 days, clients transfer to one of the other three houses. Residents of all houses are allowed to have cars, phones and laptops. Flat-screen TVs can be found in all bedrooms. Each resident gets his own dresser and plenty of storage space. All cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, toilet paper, paper towels and other household items are provided.

Clients are responsible for doing their own cooking but the state of North Carolina provides food assistance to those eligible for it. Oak Tree also organizes barbecues and takes residents out to eat periodically.

Rules and Regulations

Clients are admitted after a phone interview. All clients undergo a substance use test every three days, as Oak Tree has a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol. For the first 45 days, clients are expected to honor a 10:30 pm curfew and clients are not allowed to date (each other or others outside the house). After the first 45 days, the curfew extends to 11 pm during the week and midnight on weekends and residents are allowed to date. In certain cases, curfews can be extended with the house manager’s approval. Overnight passes are mostly not allowed during the first 45 days, though exceptions can be made to visit family on holidays. After the first 45 days, clients can freely request overnight passes from house managers.

No fighting or stealing is tolerated at Oak Tree. Clients are expected to perform daily chores for at least 10 minutes per day and must also attend on-site 9 am recovery meetings, which are a kind of morning check-in between clients and staff. After that, most clients attend school or go to work. Those not working or in school are expected to either attend 12-step meetings, go to the gym or take part in structured activities like hiking.

Oak Tree hosts mandatory house meetings on Wednesdays and Sundays. Three 12-step meetings per week take place on-site, two of which are open discussion while the other is a Big Book study. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, house managers help transport residents to and from job interviews when necessary. Eight full-time employees, three of whom are licensed clinicians, provide 24/7 monitoring and support.

Extras

Oak Tree also organizes flag football, movie screenings, billiard and bowling tournaments, hiking, disc golf, volleyball and games of Cherokee marbles for clients. Camping, attending baseball games, rafting, tubing, snow skiing, snowboarding, jet skiing, biking and golfing are also available as recreation options. Optional therapy sessions may be provided at clients’ request. All the extra services are included in the monthly price.

In Summary

While the cost of stay at Oak Tree Recovery Homes is higher than many sober living homes, it remains within the range of comparable economical rehabs. Oak Tree’s wide range of amenities and support resources justify the expense for those who can afford it.

Oak Tree Recovery Homes
105 Sandhill School Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

Oak Tree Recovery Homes Cost: $2,700 (initial administrative fee), $2,300 (30 days). Reach Oak Tree Recovery Homes by phone at (828) 202-9100 or by email at [email protected]. Find Oak Tree Recovery Homes on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

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