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The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence, support, certification, inspection, operation/management and training for 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes and Recovery Centers.

The National Sober Living Association is dedicated to life-long recovery for individuals suffering from substance abuse and alcoholism. As they begin their recovery journey, far too many suffering individuals do not have access to affordable, ethically managed and accountable sober living homes. The NSLA assists in providing the highest quality and most effective sober living homes, as well as promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes.

Every day, women and men who are suffering from alcoholism and addiction find recovery, support and safe housing in NSLA member’s top quality sober living homes. Research has shown that sober living homes are among the most effective and affordable resources in promoting life long recovery from alcoholism and addiction. These studies suggest that sober living should play a prominent role in publicly supported efforts to combat the social toll of alcoholism and drug addiction.  The NSLA envisions the day when every recovering addict and alcoholic in need, regardless of location in the United States, can avail themselves of these services. We are far from that situation today because the demand for quality sober housing far exceeds supply. That is particularly true for sober living housing that is accessible to those of very low or modest means, and to traditionally underserved populations.

The National Sober Living Association gives owners/managers of sober living homes opportunities to network, gain nation wide exposure and participate in mentorships, training and the annual NSLA conferences. The NSLA also assists and promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality sober living homes. If you own/operate a 12 Step, abstinence-based, quality sober living home, you are eligible for membership in theNational Sober Living Association.

The National Sober Living Association provides a range of services for our members, including but not limited to:

1. Information and advocacy for quality sober living

2. Quarterly training for owners and managers

3. Development and promotion of quality assurance standards for sober living home

4. Management assistance, including effective implementation of standards

5. Providing mentorship to members

6. Act as a voice to gain national recognition, respect and legitimacy for sober living homes

7. Serve as a resource to state and federal governmental and administrative bodies to assist with policy implications, input on regulations concerning drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment, and zoning issues that impact sober living homes.

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that gratefully accepts donations from those who understand the need for long-term recovery supportive housing and other community-based means of addressing the illness of addiction and alcoholism.

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2018 NSLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Where: Crowne Plaza AiRE in Bloomington MN
What: Full day of informative workshops, by national industry leaders, luncheon, access to vendors, networking opportunities, etc. For more details visit https://t.co/JN03Qh7j0K https://t.co/2XJWy5lmJJ
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NSLA Annual Conference

***SAVE THE DATE***
2019 NSLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

When:  Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
9am – 5pm (Luncheon included)

What: Full day of informative and engaging workshops, keynote addresses by national industry leaders, awards luncheon, access to vendors, networking opportunities and much more.

Cost:

Cost:  $75 for NSLA members.              $100 for non-members

NSLA members – $75

non-members – $100

Where: Tuscany Suites & Casino 

  • 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
  • Room rate is $79.00 per night (reference National Sober Living Association room rates). Reservations made by calling hotel directly at 1 877-887-2261.
  • Within walking distance to The Strip, fitness center, pool, several restaurants, spa and more located in hotel.

Schedule & Speakers:

7:30 – 8:00 am.  Registration Opens

8:30 – 9:00 am.  Welcome  Megan Frankl, Executive Director of National Sober Living Association.

9:00 – 10:30 am.  Session 1:  “Building a Safe and Supportive Sober Living Home: the emotional & mental health perspective” Gwen Westerlund LPC, NCC, MAC, MATS, Gwen practices in Colorado and approaches therapy with an eclectic, holistic and systemic perspective. She specializes in trauma and abuse, behavioral and relational issues and is passionate about providing emotional and mental health education to the recovery community.   

10:45 – 11:45 am.  Session 2: It’s the Law, Robert Doody Esq. is an international educated attorney who specializes in Civil Rights, American Indian Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Doody has litigated the rights of home owners in Tribal, State and Federal cases, including issues involving zoning and home ownership. Mr. Doody has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Ulster Northern Ireland, MA in Philosophy Queen’s University Belfast, Norther Ireland and a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota

12:00 – 1:00 pm.  Award Luncheon & Keynote Speaker: The Spiritus Award Recipient – TBA

1:15 – 2:15 pm.  Session 3: Identify, Train & Retain House Managers. Megan Frankl M.S. Megan offers a unique and valuable perspective based upon her journey from treatment, to sober living resident, to assistant manager, to manager, to Administrator of Hope Manor Sober Living Homes and as the Executive Director of NSLA. Megan brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience  in what makes a good sober living resident manager.

2:30 – 3:30 pm.  Session 4:”Measuring Outcomes: success of sober living”                                                                                                                                       Matt Misar, Program Manager of Tallgrass Recovery and Sober Living Homes.  With over 10 years experience in sober living, Matt shares the hard numbers and science showing the true success of sober living. Matt’s workshop will provide participants with useful and valuable information to share with community leaders and potential donors.

3:45 – 4:30 pm.  Session 5: “Cultural Challenges With Indigenous & Minority Residents”                                                                                                        Cray Hudson/Good Fur Robe, Recovery Specialist of Good Road Recovery Center. As a Hidatsa, Cray is an enrolled member of the MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara) Nation and has witnessed first hand the devastation caused by alcohol and addiction as well as the obstacles faced in recovery. Cray offers vital information, practical tips, innovations and lessons learned in working with the indigenous population.

4:30 – 5:00 pm.  Closing Remarks (Announcing open positions on NSLA Board). Megan Frankl, Executive Director of National Sober Living Association.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions?

Email: Nationalsoberliving @ gmail.com  or call (701) 516-2912


The NSLA offers an annual national conference, as well as regional workshops and training in various aspects of the operation and leadership of sober living homes.

Overseeing the operation of a sober living home presents challenges that aren’t obvious to the casual observer or to the hopeful entrepreneur. Too many people open sober living homes without adequate preparation and training. That can cause great harm to vulnerable residents struggling to stay clean and sober. To be successful, you need a broader set of skills than is required in most businesses and NSLA can help you with that success. The successful operation of sober living requires skill and training. Like many businesses, it’s easy to make mistakes through lack of knowledge and preparation—mistakes that can have serious financial consequences and can cause harm to individuals at risk who are dependent on safe, supportive and well-managed sober living. The NSLA offers training for operators, managers and those interested in opening sober living homes. Our training offers participants a chance to learn about the best practices employed today, and to interact with others facing similar challenges. Our instructors have extensive experience in the field. We’re dedicated to maintaining high standards of professionalism, and offer these workshops as one way of promoting excellence in sober living operation and management.

All conferences, training and workshops are open to anyone in the community. 


Additional Training Opportunities – Upcoming Dates & Location: TBA


 

NSLA Members 

Sober Living Homes Members

California 

Advanced House / Rockside LLC  – Walnut Creek, CA
Casa Sober Livings – Orange, CA
Clearview Sober Living  – Northridge, CA
Daisy House  – Los Angeles, CA
Fairmount Hills Sober Living  – San Diego, CA
Full Measure  – Long Beach, CA
Gateway To Recovery  – Garden Grove, CA
Harvest House  – Encino, CA
Hearth Stone House Inc. – Wildomar, CA
JRB Recovery  – Newport Beach, CA
Keystone Recovery  – Anaheim, CA
Miracle Terrace – Los Angeles, CA
My New Beginnings – Los Angeles, CA
Next Step San Diego, – CA
Pasdena Mountain House  – Pasadena, CA
Puente House – Covina, CA
Progress House – Hesperia, CA
Recovery Contingency Plan  – Los Angeles, CA
Reflections Sober Living – Bellflower, CA
Room To Grow  – Covina, CA
Serenity Villa – Tarzana, CA
Sober Souls – Tarzana, CA
The Fellowship House  – Newbury Park, CA
The Present House  – Huntington Beach, CA

Connecticut

Leap Of Faith – Branford, CT.

Montana 

Ignatia’s House Sober Living – Billings, MT

North Dakota 

Hope Manor  – Bismarck, ND
The Sanctuary  – Minot, ND
Hope’s Landing – Dickinson, ND

Oregon

Sober Living Oregon – Portland & Milwaukie, OR

South Dakota

New Beginnings – Rapid City, SD
Tallgrass – Sioux Falls, SD

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence, support, certification, inspection, operation/management and training for 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes and Recovery Centers.

The National Sober Living Association is dedicated to life-long recovery for individuals suffering from substance abuse and alcoholism. As they begin their recovery journey, far too many suffering individuals do not have access to affordable, ethically managed and accountable sober living homes. The NSLA assists in providing the highest quality and most effective sober living homes, as well as promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality 12 Step, abstinence-based sober living homes.

Every day, women and men who are suffering from alcoholism and addiction find recovery, support and safe housing in NSLA member’s top quality sober living homes. Research has shown that sober living homes are among the most effective and affordable resources in promoting life long recovery from alcoholism and addiction. These studies suggest that sober living should play a prominent role in publicly supported efforts to combat the social toll of alcoholism and drug addiction.  The NSLA envisions the day when every recovering addict and alcoholic in need, regardless of location in the United States, can avail themselves of these services. We are far from that situation today because the demand for quality sober housing far exceeds supply. That is particularly true for sober living housing that is accessible to those of very low or modest means, and to traditionally underserved populations.

The National Sober Living Association gives owners/managers of sober living homes opportunities to network, gain nation wide exposure and participate in mentorships, training and the annual NSLA conferences. The NSLA also assists and promotes the establishment, successful management and growth of high quality sober living homes. If you own/operate a 12 Step, abstinence-based, quality sober living home, you are eligible for membership in theNational Sober Living Association.

The National Sober Living Association provides a range of services for our members, including but not limited to:

1. Information and advocacy for quality sober living

2. Quarterly training for owners and managers

3. Development and promotion of quality assurance standards for sober living home

4. Management assistance, including effective implementation of standards

5. Providing mentorship to members

6. Act as a voice to gain national recognition, respect and legitimacy for sober living homes

7. Serve as a resource to state and federal governmental and administrative bodies to assist with policy implications, input on regulations concerning drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment, and zoning issues that impact sober living homes.

The National Sober Living Association is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization that gratefully accepts donations from those who understand the need for long-term recovery supportive housing and other community-based means of addressing the illness of addiction and alcoholism.

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7 months ago
Congratulations to The Sanctuary in your grand opening and fantastic press.
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7 months ago
2018 NSLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Where: Crowne Plaza AiRE in Bloomington MN
What: Full day of informative workshops, by national industry leaders, luncheon, access to vendors, networking opportunities, etc. For more details visit https://t.co/JN03Qh7j0K https://t.co/2XJWy5lmJJ
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