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The Grove Sober Living


Baton Rouge LouisianaThe Basics

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The Grove Sober Living is the structured living component of the The Grove Counseling and Wellness Center. Luxury sober living in gender-specific homes is provided for those opting to live in a safe environment while they undergo outpatient treatment at the main facility.

Accommodations and Amenities

The Grove includes two homes for men and one for women. The ranch-style houses are located on quiet residential streets, and include landscaped yards and pristine shrubbery. The houses each accommodate between eight and 10 clients, all paired in spacious wood tiled rooms, which include twin beds topped with comforters, nightstands, small decorative lamps and dressers.

The houses include fully equipped kitchens, living rooms and dining areas. Residents are responsible for their own groceries and meal preparation. Amenities include Wi-Fi, TVs with cable and laundry facilities. House managers live on the premises.

Rules and Regulations

Typically, the Grove accepts men and women who have graduated from primary care at a drug rehab, and who have a minimum of 30 days of sobriety. Potential applicants undergo a comprehensive interview, and must pass a 12-panel urine drug and alcohol screen. Upon acceptance, new clients undergo an orientation session with the sober living director.

While living at The Grove Sober Living, residents must attend the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and individual therapy at The Grove Counseling and Wellness Center. During the first 30 days of their stay, clients must attend five weekly AA/NA meetings, which includes the Grove house meeting held from six to eight pm on Tuesday nights. Additionally, they must abide by a 10 pm curfew, seven days a week. After that time, curfew is midnight seven days a week. After 30 days, clients must attend a minimum of three weekly 12-step meetings, including the house meeting, which has some recovery components. Attendance slips for meetings must be signed, and returned to the house manager on Tuesday evenings.

Residents must secure a sponsor within their first week. Clients are also expected to gain employment within 14 days of arrival. Unemployed clients must be out of the house from eight am to three pm, Mondays through Friday searching for work. Vocational assistance is provided. Those who get nighttime shift jobs that interfere with curfew have to clear those positions with the house managers.

Random drug and alcohol screenings are conducted, at an additional $10 cost. Residents who relapse must leave the premises immediately to ensure the safety of the household. Those who refuse testing suffer the same consequences as those who have tested positive on the tests. Other forbidden behaviors include socializing with old buddies, exhibiting violent or abusive behavior, engaging in intimate relations with another resident, looking at porn on the Internet or in magazines, stealing from another housemate or entering another person’s room without permission. Clients who notice suspicious behavior, but fail to report it, are also subject to immediate eviction.

Participation of assigned household chores is mandatory, to ensure that residences are clean and tidy. Residents in good standing are eligible for overnight passes after 30 days. These passes are limited to six per month, but clients can’t stay out more than two consecutive nights at a time.


The Grove hosts a monthly fellowship dinner for all residents, and attendance is required. Usually, the dinner is hosted at one of the three homes. Clients having a hard time getting home before curfew must call their house managers.

The move-in fee is $400, and includes two weeks rent, and a $130 admission fee.

In Summary

The Grove Counseling and Wellness Center offers a high-end sober living option for an affordable price. Clients are also located in close proximity to many job opportunities, public transportation and 12-step meetings. Additionally, staff is on hand to offer residents ample support. At the Grove Sober Living, residents are in capable hands.

The Grove Counseling and Wellness Center – Main Office
2645 O’Neal Ln, Bldg C
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

The Grove Sober Living Cost: $540 (30 days, not including a $130 admission fee). Reach The Grove Sober Living by phone at (225) 300-4850 or by email. Find The Grove Counseling and Wellness Center on Facebook

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    • I had the opportunity of visiting The Grove Recivery Center Family day in support of a loved one. I found the staff very professional, helpful and considerate. I was able to visit one of the residences. The home, the house care sitter as well as the residents were social, kind and professional.

      I found the family day gathering well organized, the staff very knowledgeable, everyone was greeted and treated with kindness. The Grove appears to have a large back bone of community involvement, although I learned I wasn’t alone in this rabbit hole of addiction, I
      was able to listen and see the faces of others having
      endured the same pain as I had felt so many times on this journey of hope. Not all dispair but hope.

      It did look and feel like family. I have been to numerous addiction centers supporting my loved ones before, atleast seven in the state of Louisiana and having experienced family involvement with one in another state as well.

      I felt like The Grove will go above and beyond to help those in need if they really
      want it. Understanding that’s the key, if the person really wants it.

      I just want others to know what a good experience I had from the first phone call to Dan Gilmer for some general information, to the admissions intake coordinator, the counselor, the house manager.

      I found it to be on the right track to seek healing and help.

      I would recommend to others lost in the darkness feeling helpless to reach out immediately and contact The Grove. Professionally and compassionately administered with a thing called HOPE!

      Most Sincerely,

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