Overseeing the operation of a sober living home presents challenges that aren't obvious to the casual observer or to the hopeful entrepreneur. Too many people open sober living homes without adequate preparation and training. That can cause great harm to vulnerable residents struggling to stay clean and sober. To be successful, you need a broader set of skills than is required in most businesses. That's where we come in.
The Sober Living Network offers training in various aspects of the operation and leadership of recovery residences. These workshops and courses are open to anyone in the community. More detailed descriptions can be found here.
To learn more about each of the current offerings, see the course descriptions page:
Upcoming dates and locations for all workshops are here:
Now you can register and pay for workshops online! Just follow the links to take advantage of our new streamlined system.
To register for a workshop, please visit our registration page:
Fees for training are currently $175 per course. You're eligible for an early registration fee of $159 if you register and pay at least two business days prior to the date of your workshop. You may pay online, or by check mailed to our training office. We also offer a two-registration discount, good for two people or for two different workshops. More information is available on our registration page.
Developing and Operating Quality Sober Living Residences
We have created this workshop as a "big picture" introduction and broad overview of sober living for operators, managers, and those thinking about opening a sober living residence. This workshop satisfies a basic training requirement for membership in the five Southern California sober living coalitions. If you are considering opening a sober living, or if you haven't taken one of our workshops before, we recommend that you begin with this one.
In cooperation with ICDC College, the Network is now also offering this workshop in an online, self-paced format. Click here for more information.
Leadership Training Workshop
These workshops are open only to operators and staff (managers and peer leadership) of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura County Coalition members. This workshop covers day-to-day operations of sober living in more depth than the "big picture" introductory course above. The sessions cover management and operating issues for those already operating one or more homes, and for those working as sober living managers. Completion of the workshop satisfies training requirements for membership in Network-affiliated sober living coalitions, and earns the Sober Living Network Leadership Training Certification.