ABOUT STRUCTURED LIVING, LLC & THE STRUCTURED HOUSE ORGANIZATION
Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Structured Living, LLC & The Structured House Organization serves adult men and women who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The nonprofit organization operates 10 sober living homes and provides intensive outpatient (IOP) programming, as well as Suboxone treatment for residents who are struggling with opiate withdrawal. Additionally, for clients with criminal offenses, Structured House works directly with the local criminal justice system.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each of Structured Living’s sober houses are gender-specific. Clients are responsible for their own meals and transportation, but staff are available to assist unemployed clients with applying for public assistance and healthcare services. Additionally, the homes are located near major bus lines, shopping districts, and services.
The center’s IOP program consists of both individual and group counseling sessions that address topics including relapse prevention, addiction education, mindfulness, and life skills. Counselors utilize a variety of modalities, including psychodrama and art therapy, and residents have access to holistic services like yoga, massage, mindfulness activities, and nutritional counseling. As part of the program, clients may be asked to undergo drug and alcohol screening.
According to the facility’s website, Structured Living also partners with nearby Brighton Hospital, where clients may receive medication management or more intensive treatment.
According to the center’s website, the IOP program is overseen by a master’s-level social worker.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Each of the organization’s homelike residences include full kitchens, cable TV, wireless internet, a house landline, and laundry facilities. Clients share a bedroom with one other resident and are required to make their beds and help maintain the home. Visitors of the opposite sex are not allowed, and a nightly curfew is strictly enforced. In order to be eligible for housing, clients must attend daily 12-step meetings.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave Structured Living positive reviews, providing overall ratings of four and five stars, based on a scale of one to five stars. Both noted the integrity of the management and the organization’s commitment to helping those within the recovery community. “I have seen them turn down a handsome donation from parents of such a resident who ‘was not ready’. This incident proved their commitment to their calling and left a lasting impression on me. I would recommend their services without hesitation,” John wrote.
On Google, the facility received an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars, based on eight reviews. Most Google users reported positive experiences, noting the “strict but considerate” staff. “I am convinced that by just staying among group support makes all the difference in the world for my sobriety. So, I am receiving regular treatment and staying in a comfortable place while being able to work,” Anderson wrote in a representative review. The few individuals who reported negative experiences had problems with staff members. “The house managers are chosen by the most clean time which could range from as little as 1 month to under a year. There is no consistency with the rules,” Anthony wrote in his one-star review.
On YellowPages.com, the facility received an even higher average rating of 4.5 out of five stars, based on feedback from 20 reviewers. Most of those who identified themselves as alumni or current residents highlighted the affordable accommodations and built-in support. “A truly good place for anyone wanting to get their life back together. Comfortable, Very modestly priced, Clean, Simple Strict Structure and Well Monitored,” Joseph wrote in a representative four-star review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s affiliated friends or family members, but loved ones submitted mostly positive reviews of the center on third-party sites. They noted the modest but comfortable accommodations, as well as the staff’s commitment to providing quality services. “I am very impressed by the clean upkeep of the accommodations and the general attitude of the residents. My nephew feels very comfortable living among others in recovery and I have seen a remarkable change for the better in him since he moved in,” Antonio wrote in his four-star Google review. On YellowPages.com, Neil described the staff as “Helpful, understanding and committed.” “If they do think that you or your loved one needs a special kind of treatment, these guys will not hesitate to pick up the phone and make the call,” he added.
Fees for sober living start at $525 per month, along with a one-time $300 admission fee. Those who wish to participate in the IOP program pay $25 per day (this fee may be waved for individuals without adequate financial means or health insurance). Most HMOs and PPOs are accepted, as are Medicaid and Medicare.