A Message from Scott and Carrie
To those of you considering sober living,
Carrie and I want to welcome you to our website. We know what a big decision sober living is and how difficult it is to decide on a place to go. We have done our best to combine 12 step recovery, accountability, and a sense of home to Brightside Sober Living. We have developed our company around our personal experiences in sober living. We kept the parts that worked and added pieces that we feel would have been helpful to us and will be beneficial to the newcomer.
Carrie was recommended sober living by her treatment center and I was required to spend 90 days in sober living by the courts stemming from a drug possession charge. I don’t believe either of us was prepared to stay for very long, but an unexplainable connection occurred.
Looking back, we feel that the support that we received from our respective housemates was critical to our early sobriety, and we each spent close to a year in our sober homes. We needed to come home to other people in recovery at the end of the day. We found that having other people around who were going through the same things to be comforting. It was important to have a sense of a recovery “family”. We were able to learn how to communicate and cooperate with others in a safe environment, so we could eventually transition into a “normal” life.
My sobriety date is November 15, 2005 and Carrie’s is July 21, 2006. We still remain close to some of the people we got sober with! The relationships we developed in early sobriety are grounded in recovery and are true friendships. We hope that you will choose Brightside, and get to experience a sense of family and fellowship!
Please, call us with any questions you may have.
Thanks for considering Brightside Sober Living!
Scott and Carrie Smith