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Navigating in Woods

Our Philosophy

Long-term Recovery is Our Goal

We are truly a transitional living with the necessary tools to support men from day one long into their sober lives. As our sober living house residents in Lorain gain more time with us, they slowly take on new roles and responsibilities, stretching far beyond their physical sobriety. By the end of their stay, residents will be able to successfully create, balance and navigate meaningful relationships, gainful employment or schooling, continued service work, financial responsibilities and family life with comfort and ease, enabling a seamless transition back into independent living.



We want our services to be available for all. As a non-profit, we are able to do that through the contributions of our benefactors.



Addiction affects more than just the addict themselves, it affects their entire family. Familial involvement is important to us.

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Contributing to Society

Our house members engage in service work within the community to help build character.

Why Our Structure Works

This is truly what separates us from the rest. Our philosophy stems from the notion that drugs and alcohol were not the problem, but rather a solution for great emotional discord. Habituated through years of maladaptive behaviors, most addicts only know one way to deal with the internal turmoil of their daily lives. We are not simply a house where individuals reside as they maintain physical sobriety. We believe that self-esteem is built through esteem able acts, and as such, our program requires action. The day-to-day infrastructure of The Garden lives and breathes the principles which we think to be absolutely integral for the complete displacement of one’s old ideas and behaviors, and ultimately, the reconstruction of a changed individual.

Coinciding with the teachings of 12 step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, our residents learn to exemplify traits such as integrity, diligence, tolerance, patience and open-mindedness. Everything from our morning chores to the highly individualized programs assigned to individuals to conquer fears or practice selflessness, serve to allow our residents to find their best selves. However, the real fabric of our success stems from a culture of peer accountability, allowing residents to become truly involved in one another’s recovery. Through structural facets that emulate or resemble the stressors and responsibilities of everyday life, the young men of The Garden leave with a comprehensive knowledge of how to navigate an unpredictable world with grace and dignity. Developed over the years, our structure provides an ideal environment which has proven to help countless addicts and alcoholics to achieve long-term sobriety.

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Alcoholism: The Family Disease

We believe that drug addiction and alcoholism affect the entire family and loved ones involved. The men at our sober living learn to show up for their families, redefine their relationships, and become a source of strength for the people that care about them. Watching the restoration of relationships that have often been on the rocks for years is one of the best parts of the work we do with the men that stay with us.

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As a sober living facility, we are able to help individuals who may otherwise not be able to meet the level of care necessary for them to achieve long-term sobriety. Click below to make a contribution and find out more information on how you can help.

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