REAL RECOVERY is proud of the long term success and sobriety our residents have accomplished. Here are some testimonies:
“Halfway houses in Florida have a bad reputation. A lot of them only care about money and use sick people for profit. Real Recovery is different. Money is he last thing these men care about here. They care about recovery and the wellbeing of the guys who are trying to make a difference in their life. They are sincere here. I have seen them help so many people and I know that through their sincerity and experienced management they will continue to help these men grow. If you are serious about getting help and trying something different don’t waste your time somewhere else just call Real Recovery.”
“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.”
“I’m a resident at the Real Recovery in St Pete and it is by far the best place for people that are serious about their recovery. The people here are willing to go above and beyond to help each other out. The house managers will always give you their time if you need to talk. The owner shows he cares about everyone and is a genuine guy. Anyone that needs structure in their life and wants to have the freedom to live a great sober life I highly recommend Real Recovery I feel very blessed to be apart of this family!”
“Hands down the best sober living house I have ever lived in….hands down! The owners are hands on and very helpful in getting you where you need to be in life in order to be a functioning member of society. Highly recommended for people that want to better themselves and have fun doing it.”
“I came to real recovery 3 months ago and that was one of the best decisions that I’ve made. The house managers and residents here take recovery seriously. If you follow the rules and work a steady program, you will do well here. I can truly say that being here has really gotten me on the right track to becoming a responsible, sober member of society. So grateful that I found this place.”
“I chose Real Recovery looking to break free from the prison of alcoholism and start a new life. I knew of the ongoing problem of fraud and poor management in sober living and halfway houses, so I was very wary of making a decision on one. I am very glad I found one that breaks that stigma. Within the first two days of being there I knew I had made the right choice. I felt very welcomed and included in the community and it is very professionally run. Real Recovery is the perfect place to make a safe transition to a new productive, happy sober life.”
“Real Recovery saved my life. I was homeless and I had burnt every last bridge. Pat the owner saw me at a meeting and took me in. The house managers and house mates gave me a chance they showed me love till I could love myself. I will never be able to pay back real recovery for giving me my life back. I have been in numerous sober livings the pure beauty, cleanliness and serious cliental makes the recovery atmosphere at real recovery above all others. I would recommend this sober living to anyone.”
“This halfway-house is beautiful! I’ve never seen anything like it. Cable, Kodi Box, WiFi, central air, swimming pool, and everything is rebuilt and brand new! Every house or apartment has a brand new, large flat screen TV. The apartments are not crowded at all, plenty of living space, new appliances, on sight laundry. The owner is extremely courteous, hands-on and helpful in every way. The house managers are really cool.”
“I lived at Real Recovery for approximately six months after completing a 90-day intensive inpatient stay at a local Drug & Alcohol treatment facility. This was my first experience with both treatment and a sober living environment. Shortly after my stay I quickly realized in speaking with other residents that Real Recovery far exceeds the standards of other sober living environments. The staff and community took me in and played an intricate part during my recovery in early sobriety. I cannot express enough my deepest gratitude for Real Recovery, its ownership, staff, and their outstanding program. There is no doubt that Real Recovery aided my recovery process in my time of need. I highly recommend Real Recovery to any man wishing to change his life and to find a better way to live.”
“Best sober living facility in Florida hands down. Absolutely gorgeous place, beautiful brand new rooms, and perfect location where you can get plugged in to local AA fellowship instantly. There is access to public transportation and it’s only minutes away from downtown and beaches. The owner, house managers, and residents will help newcomers find resources to help with activities of daily living, such as, bus passes, food stamps, and job placement. Residents are held accountable with weekly drug tests and house meetings. This makes for a smooth transition into living a self sufficient and sober lifestyle. Best AA/NA based program by far.”
“Amazing halfway house. Warm and friendly management and owner. . Friendly residents that are eager to help the new guy by offering rides to meetings the grocery store etc. Provide a safe and secure apartment style living with ample parking and bike racks. This is my forth time living in a halfway house and I must say that I am truly blessed and feel safe living in a clean comfortable environment allowing me to obtain employment and focus on my recovery. Also not having to share a bathroom with 11 other grown men is a major PLUS. Management also in recovery and doing the deal going to local meetings & involved in service work.”
“I arrived at Real Recovery having spent time in several treatment centers, halfway houses and other forms of drug and alcohol treatment programs in several different states. I have been to 4 other halfway houses in the area before real recovery with differing experiences. Real recovery was by far the nicest in terms of facilities, the owner/administration team constantly are making improvements to the facility. There is no other program in the area with this nice of a place, nothing remotely close. Most other halfway houses try to fit as many people in as possible for the most income from resident’s rent. Real recovery has individual apartments that have all been recently renovated that are either shared by 2-4 people, with plenty of personal space. 10 minutes from St. Pete beaches and 10 minutes from downtown St. Pete and a short drive over the bridge to Tampa. Top notch facilities.
Then there’s the staff/ownership. They are all in recovery, and are very involved. They are involved with every resident who lives there and know what’s going on in their facility. Most halfway houses are truly out to help the people who live there, but they are first and foremost a business for the ownership. Real Recovery is a totally different story. I have seen personally the owner making decisions based on residents well being and recovery instead of simply financial reasons, which is totally refreshing. Sacrificing the facilities bottom line financially to really help people, because that’s what they believe in. The staff and ownership couldn’t be better.
Then there’s the general environment of the house. They don’t simply let just anyone in, they vet the residents to make sure its the best environment for everyone who lives there. I was with a great group of guys who I ended up becoming very close with and we all leaned on each other for support.
As I said I have been to a lot of different places for help with my addiction. Honestly Real Recovery has it all. Great facilities, a great program and staff, and great residents. If you really want the best chance at long-term recovery Real Recovery is the first place I’d go or send someone I cared about to.”