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Sober Men Helping Others Achieve Long-term Sobriety

Our Team

A team of dedicated recovery professionals committed to
giving everyone an opportunity to change their lives.

A team of dedicated recovery professionals committed to giving everyone an opportunity to change their lives.

Real Recovery sober living program administrators charity golfing to fight addiction event
Real Recovery Sober Living footbal tournament against our sober homes

Committed To Your Success

At Real Recovery, we consider ourselves a family. Our staff is hand-picked based on their personal experiences and successes with similar structure-oriented programs. Sometimes we have staff members that have graduated from our program and are looking to grow and mentor peers within the community they have learned from. We all have unique skill sets that we utilize in a variety of ways whether it be home operations, resident relations, recovery community outreach, and more. We are all available to answer questions or provide resources to residents, families, and friends of people looking for recovery.

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Patrick Slattery

CEO & Founder

Real Recovery Sober Living residents hanging out in the pool at St Pete sober apartments
Real Recovery Jon Stob working with his dog
Our Team Patrick and John with the TopGolf community event experiencing life in sobriety

Committed To Your Success

At Real Recovery, we consider ourselves a family. Our staff is hand-picked based on their personal experiences and successes with similar structure-oriented programs. Sometimes we have staff members that have graduated from our program and are looking to grow and mentor peers within the community they have learned from. We all have unique skill sets that we utilize in a variety of ways whether it be home operations, resident relations, recovery community outreach, and more. We are all available to answer questions or provide resources to residents, families, and friends of people looking for recovery.

staff page signature our team

Patrick Slattery

CEO & Founder

Our Team Bradenton property pool party 2020 with alumni sober residents and local recovery community

What Separates Us From The Rest

Real Recovery sober living community bowling and having fun in recovery

All of our highly-trained staff of recovery specialists and house managers are active members of the 12-step community, we didn’t simply learn about alcoholism or addiction through textbooks – we’ve been in your shoes, walked the desolate path, and experienced firsthand the journey from active addiction to recover from a seemingly hopeless disease.

Each sober living location consists of at least one Program Administrator, 24/7 access to house managers, and a strong peer-support network of awesome men who work tirelessly each day to build a better life. Most of our staff are credentialed with certifications in the field of addiction, including Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRR) and Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS).

Real Recovery sober living community bowling and having fun in recovery
Real Recovery sober living residents playing gold and enjoying sobriety

24/7 Access to Staff in Recovery

Real Recovery sober living residents playing gold and enjoying sobriety

We want all of our residents to be able to access the best peer support and professional support possible at an affordable cost. All of our staff are in  recovery, which we believe is necessary for our staff to be able to truly understand and relate to our residents. More importantly, our staff can help residents through early sobriety with their personal experiences and solutions. Most sober living residences do not have professional staff on-site, but rather residents that are managers to oversee everything. In addition to our staff, we also have resident managers that work hand in hand with our Program Administrators for maximum accountability.

Real Recovery prides itself on the accountability we provide for people who truly want to be sober and live a productive life in recovery.

Our Team

Patrick Slattery

CEO & Founder, CRRA CRSS CRC

Patrick Slattery is the owner and operator of Real Recovery Sober Living, the largest provider of recovery residences in the state of Florida. The Real Recovery program has 300 beds for men across six locations in the greater Tampa Bay area. Since starting Real Recovery in 2016, Patrick has obtained his CRRA (Certified Recovery Residence Administrator), CRSS (Certified Recovery Support Specialist), and his CRC (Certified Recovery Coach).

Patrick has been in recovery himself since 2015 and was once a resident at one of the sober residences he now operates. His strong foundation in recovery informs his approach and passion for the work he does. Patrick’s philosophy with men in early sobriety comes down to instilling the principles of the 12 steps along with a “direct, concise, polite” attitude.

Jon Stob

Executive Program Administrator, CRRA

I’ve been sober and in recovery since August 8th, 2013. A few years into my sobriety, Patrick Slattery had talked to me about his plan to start a sober living residence that was clean, had real accountability and integrity. Given my experience being in a sober living myself, back in my first year of recovery, I thought it was a noble endeavor to help guys in early recovery with a respectable sober living environment. I’ve been working at Real Recovery ever since. I am a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA) and I get to interact with newly sober guys at Real Recovery every day. 

John Cunningham

Program Administrator – Brandon, FL

I was born and raised in Tampa Florida and I have been sober since 03/05/2016. Addiction really took a hold of me in my early twenties. I tried for many years to get sober, but never had the structure and accountability I needed. In 2016, I was homeless and living in my car. I decided to give sobriety one more chance. While I was in treatment, I heard about Real Recovery opening in St. Petersburg, Fl. It was unlike any sober living I had been before, the perfect mix of Accountability and Community. I ended up becoming a house manager and stayed for almost 2 years while getting my life back on track. About a year and a half ago, I was allowed to give back to Real Recovery and become the Program Administrator of the Brandon Location. I feel that having gone through the program myself gives me a unique ability to relate to the clients and help guide them in the right direction.

Mark McInnes

Program Administrator – Bradenton, FL

I’ve been employed with Real Recovery since May 2017. I am proud to be a part of an organization that truly helps so many people, including myself in early sobriety. In my active addiction, I could never have imagined how amazing a sober life could be. Working with these men on a daily basis is truly a privilege. Now in my spare time, I get to enjoy being a part of my family, playing volleyball at the beach, and going out with friends. I no longer have to continue the vicious cycle of depression and drug use.

JJ Slattery

Program Administrator – North Tampa, Tampa, FL

I have been a Program Administrator for Real Recovery since December 2017. My past experiences of living in different halfway houses has given me the ability needed to provide the best way to keep a quality environment with a positive structure and accountability. The opportunity to help hundreds of guys in early recovery was a gift that not only allows me to help them, but to help myself in my own recovery.

Would You Like To Live a More Successful Life?

Many of us were bruised, battered, and broken when we arrived at sobriety’s doorstep; today, we’ve regained our dignity, family, friends, careers, and our passion in life.

Real Recovery has helped hundreds of men build a strong foundation in recovery; if you’re struggling, now is the time to ask for help. Take 2-minutes and complete our admissions form, it may save your life.