SPSL Model

St. Paul Sober Living (SPSL) provides comprehensive, housing and recovery support for individuals beginning to build a life in early recovery. Rooted in the sober community, and based on the peer support model we will help our residents develop a productive and meaningful routine, cultivate resilience and self-sufficiency, and ultimately achieve full independence.

We worked with experts in the industry to design a proactive approach engaging each resident into the core of the recovery community through a productive routine, healthy activities, and a focus on group unity. 

  • Phase 1 (Month 1)

    Phase 1 is our highly-structured initial 30-day schedule driven program focused on establishing the crucial elements of a balanced sober lifestyle and functional routine.

  • Phase 2 (Months 2-6)

    Transition to a more self-directed schedule. Increased availability for work, possible move to another home with peers, but still in a highly accountable and supportive environment.

  • Phase 3 (Months 7+)

    In Phase 3, residents maintain a productive schedule with a focus on group unity and community engagement. Case management Services at this level can be arranged as needed.

General SPSL Program Expectations:

  • Remain substance-free
  • Active participation in a 12-step program, including a mandatory number of meetings
    per week and proactive sponsorship
  • Maintain a reasonable schedule comprised of school, employment and/or volunteer work
  • Mandatory attendance at all house meetings
  • Compliance with all program rules and expectations such as curfew, chores, and participation with the group
  • Remain free of newly developed sexual or exclusive relationships for first 90 days
  • Show up, willing and interested in making real change