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Millions of Americans are impacted by alcohol and addiction. We leave stigma at the door and focus on recovery.

I’m Looking for Sober Living

Do You Have A Desire To Stop Drinking or Using Drugs?

Do You Have A Desire To Stop Drinking or Using Drugs?

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Welcome. If you’ve landed on this page that means you’re heading in the right direction.

If you’re familiar with recovery, the 12-steps, have attended treatment, or have managed to put some sober time together then we’ll keep it simple for you… check out our website, take a look at our location, read our testimonials and see what other guys have to say about our program, then call or complete our admissions form so we can reserve a spot for you.

If you’ve lived in sober living and have worked the steps, then you know the deal (except we’re like an affordable luxury sober living compared to some of the flophouses that exist. We hope you’re willing to do what’s necessary to build the life you know you are capable of. Take a look around our website, use our admissions form or give us a call. We keep our process simple.

If you are not sure you have a problem—we mean honestly not sure whether you’ve crossed that line between “experimentation” and “addiction” then we recommend that you take one of our self-assessment tests and then come back to this page and keep reading. The self-assessment tests are only accurate IF you accurately answer them truthfully so keep that in mind.

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Do You Think You're Ready To Get Sober?
Have You Had Enough?

If you’re new to recovery or just completed a self-assessment test and may be wondering if you have a “problem”… first, welcome to the team, and second, you don’t have to experience all the suffering many us, our guys, have had to experience in order to wake up to the fact that you will never be able to “safely” use drugs or alcohol without serious consequences.

So… here’s the thing, if you’re anything like us (a real alcoholic or addict), you probably don’t like your current situation, shoot you may be pissed at the world and wondering why you of all people have to deal with this.

We’d bet a fancy dinner on the fact that you, the person reading this, have had some consequences related to drugs or alcohol and sure as hell have had loved ones voice their concerns about the way you act when you’re using.

Maybe you’ve been to jail, have had a DUI or three, have ruined relationships, maybe your family isn’t too happy or you’re now on absolute thin ice with them… maybe you call yourself a “functioning alcoholic” who’s managed to achieve a respectful level of success in your life but there is a common denominator — life gets fucked up when start going on a run or binge… maybe you recognize that you drink too much or you’re eating pills like mints or shooting up or whatever else it is that we do to get that euphoric high, numb yourself, or simply “survive the day.”

Maybe you’re just drinking or using substances to avoid getting sick at this point.

Whatever the reason is that you’re using, we know it’s a shitty way to live. If life was so grand and you were on a winning streak, you probably wouldn’t be on this page.

You may not like how blunt we all about it but unfortunately, we’re addicts too so being direct is the only thing that got our attention.

Who knows you’re different, the exception to what millions have experienced? We haven’t met you yet.

We’d like to though, you’re probably more like us than we are like other “normal people” who can go out to dinner, buy a $9+ glass of wine and then not even finish it. To us, that’d be like starting a line and not finishing it. Who does that? Our addicted brain tells us that would be a waste of money, right?

Here’s what we do know: if you’ve tried to stop using drugs or alcohol or have wanted to stop, only to find yourself using shortly after, you probably have a problem. And if you don’t know it already, there isn’t anything anyone else can do to keep you sober short of jails, institutions, or death unless you’re willing to fundamentally change your entire lifestyle and try something new.

As addicts and alcoholics, we’re screwed. Sorry man. But just so the person writing this doesn’t sound like a bad infomercial — there is a solution (wait there’s more).

We grab our disease of addiction and life by the horns and do something about it.

The question is — has your addiction, lifestyle, and all the consequences beat you down enough where you’re willing to change nearly everything about yourself to achieve long-term recovery?

If you are ready to build a better, more successful life… one that we can guarantee you’ll be able to enjoy. Please do yourself a favor, stop making excuses or whatever, and give us a call or take a few minutes to complete our admissions form. We have your back.

You can stay sober, hundreds of our guys are still sober today.

The only thing stopping YOU… is that you have a cunning chronic disease that has altered how your brain works (don’t believe us? read this scientific study), and maybe life hasn’t gotten bad enough for you to humble yourself and ask for help.

Our sober living program is pretty sweet compared to others, and the cool thing is that we actually want to help. We’re not in it for the money and we have awesome communities no matter which property you’re interested in.

What’s the worst that’s going to happen? You get sober, life get’s better, and next thing you know… you’re living an awesome life with friends who aren’t going to steal your wallet and help you look for it?

Doesn’t sound so bad to us but it’s your life, we all have to hit a bottom to wake up, it’s the nature of the disease of addiction.

Be safe. We hope to hear from you now but maybe you have to do more “research” to decide if you have a problem.

We’ll be here when you’re ready.

Admissions at Real Recovery Sober Living

We like to keep it simple. Our admissions process is straightforward. Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. Complete our admissions form on this page.
  2. Schedule a time to speak with one of our program administrator. We will discuss your alcohol or substance use history, your goals (recovery, personal, professional, and education), and learn about each other to ensure Real Recovery is the best fit for your needs.
  3. Remain clean and be able to pass a 80-hour
    alcohol test and 13-panel drug test on the day of your intake.
  4. Program fees ($750 per month + $150 one-time administration fee) are due on the day of intake.
**Please note: Real Recovery does not accept clients who have been convicted of a sex crime or arson.**
  • Please enter a number from 18 to 120.

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Trusted by Hundreds of Men & Families. Nationally Recognized & Certified by Industry Leaders.

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Real Reviews.
Uncut/Unfiltered by Men & Family Like You.

It's incredibly humbling... surreal even, to think back to when we opened our first sober house in St. Petersburg, and to see all the men, families, and friends that have been touched by our community. We love you all! Thank you for your honest feedback.

This place has been an amazing experience for me. The owners and staff care about the residents and help them learn how to live a positive and productive life. After countless relapses I made the decision to come to Real Recovery Tampa and the accountability and friends I've made while living here has made all the difference. This place is newly renovated and the living conditions are fantastic. Getting involved in a 12 step program and attending meetings on a regular basis has helped me grow to be a better person. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay sober and make a positive change in their life.

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Ryan B.
via Google - Tampa Property

This place has been an amazing experience. I currently stay here at real recovery and I must say it includes everything you could ask for in a sober living facility. From nightly meetings and plenty of fellow peers to speak with, as well as firm yet understanding leader ship. If you are looking for a safe space to call home and get your life on the right track then this is the place for you.. 10/10 would recommend to others in need.

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John C.
via Google - Brandon Property

Definitely the best sober living facility throughout all that makes this land we call Florida. The management team is kind and listen to each and every individual. Yes !!!

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Dax M.
via Google - Tampa Property

As a parent of an adult son who was taking the next step in recovery, Real Recovery really showed up for the support, structure and fellowship needed to help our son move forward. I recommend you visit and meet some of the residents to know you are not alone in your path towards sobriety!

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Tracy P. (Mother)
via Google - North Tampa Property

I have struggled for many years with a debilitating case of untreated alcoholism , until I made the life changing decision to come to Real Recovery St.Pete. With the support of staff, and residents alike, I am still sober sober 13 months later. I can not say enough good things about this place! Thank you Real Recovery!

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Kyle K.
via Google - St. Petersburg Property

I honestly wouldn't consider this residency a halfway house. It's much too clean, the appliances and units are brand new. The furnishings are upheld and cared for. The property itself is maintained multiple times a week. The staff and owners lookout for not just the resident's well-being but their best interests as well. And the property maintains a safe place for men of all afflictions to recover in a safe and sober environment. I would highly recommend this for anyone serious about their recovery.

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William B.
via Facebook - Bradenton Property

Thankful to have RR in my life. Plenary of support and surrounded by guys who are actively working a strong program. RR is an instrumental part of my recovery.

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Chris M.
via Google - Tampa Property

This is probably one of the nicest recovery homes I’ve lived at and seen...not only is it in a great area but the place is CLEAN and the residents are serious about their recovery...I would highly recommend this place to anyone

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Eric R.
via Facebook - St. Petersburg Property

Real Recovery is the best choice in all regards. Their facilities are amazing, the amount of work and money the owner puts into his properties is unmatched. The programs they have are also the best. House managers are also super involved, go to the same meetings and know what is going on with the clients.

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Jonathan A.
via Google - North Tampa Property

would absolutely recommend cause of the great atmosphere and great people that are there. staff was very helpful. it is also great to the person that wants the most out of ther recovery. thanks real recovery!!💪👍

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Evan P.
via Facebook - St. Petersburg Property

Real recovery has been a huge part of my recovery. The friendships and accountability that comes with being a resident are awesome. This is a great place for anyone that is serious about there recovery and wants to have a chance at staying sober. The clesrwater location is awesome. Walking distance to SPC as well as the thrashers stadium.

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Zach P.
via Google - Clearwater Property

The best place I've found to redirect my whole life. It's a clean, safe, spacious and well organized living environment. Lots of support along the way.

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Matthew R.
via Google - Tampa Property

I currently stay at real recovery house. Most deff the best recovery house I have ever stayed in. Staff holds us accountable for our actions and when doing the next best thing they can be the best friends you have in recovery

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Preston G.
via Facebook - Bradenton Property

This place has saved me from myself. I am so grateful to be here and staying clean with the help of John and the rest of the community. I, like most addicts, needed a stable environment and accountability and I am happily clean for the longest amount of time I ever have been.

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Josh H.
via Google - Brandon Property

I am currently a resident at Real Recovery in North Tampa. The apartments at the facility have all been remodeled and are like new. The property is really clean and I have access to all the amenities as well as a pool table, a workout gym, a library, a computer room, and an air hockey table. The staff is very helpful and supportive and the residents are all like one big Family. I’m glad I found this place and would not be where I am today had I not. Lastly, if you’re not looking for a better way of life this is probably not the place for you.

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Richard G.
via Google - North Tampa Property

I recently moved into Real Recovery and I have been very impressed! I came from a sober living situation in St. Pete but moved back home to Bradenton. If you are looking for a clean, sober living environment - this is it! Mark is a very open and relatable person to talk to. The men here are open, eager to help, and make you feel welcome.

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Rob B.
via Google - Bradenton Property

My 21 yr. old son came there after rehab in Tampa He was from out of state and knew no one.

He has had nothing, but a most positive experience!

His words ”I’ve met many life long friends”.

Thank God he had the opportunity and I know it’s helped him and made all the difference in his journey.

He loves the area and it’s been life changing for him.

With the meetings and good atmosphere and awesome influences he’s done great in his recovery.

Absolutely the right choice for him.

I recommend this and as a Mother and am so very thankful. 💙

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Billie June M. (Mother)
via Facebook - St. Petersburg Property

Great recovery center a group of guys truly looking for a better way of life

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Johnie C.
via Google - Clearwater Property

Real recovery is very nice place. Not only is the property renovated but it also has a pool. They have accountability and it's not like any other sober living environment I have met some of my best friends thru real recovery, and they have all used this environment as a stepping stone to get there lives together and on the right path.

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Stephen M.
via Facebook - Tampa Property

Great place to get your life back on track. Facilities are great, staff very helpful, plenty of resources available. If you are serious about your recovery this is the best place to be.

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Bruce S.
via Facebook - St. Petersburg Property

Real Recovery is the real deal. Everyone there has the same goals; stay sober, support those around you, attend meetings, follow the 12 steps, and lead a clean life. If your goals are not consistent with these principles do not consider Real Recovery as an option. The place is clean and was recently updated; giant TVs in every room and all the amenities of home. If you are serious in your sobriety this place is for you. JJ and Patrick are the best and will call you out if you try to fake it to make it. I highly recommend Real Recovery.

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Paul M.
via Google - Tampa Property

Great to have a sober living facility run by people that are truly invested in recovery! Central Florida needs more of this. A much needed service!

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Patrick M.
via Facebook - St. Petersburg Property