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Pillars of Program


One of our goals at In Balance Sober Living homes is to surround you with like-minded individuals, who are of similar age and motivation, that want to be and stay sober. There is a brotherhood that forms in recovery and the houses are a great place to cultivate this brotherhood. It is a common occurrence to see roommates invite others who are in recovery over for BBQs, to watch football games, or to study the big book. Recovery and In Balance Sober Living homes do not just provide you with roommates, they can provide you with life long friends.


In Balance Sober Living believes in the 12 steps of Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous for a very simple reason: we know it works. We provide a live-in house manager who has 4 or more years of sobriety and that works a very strong 12 step program. This house manager is there to show you the best meetings in town, to introduce you to other people working a strong recovery program, and provide daily 12 step support and guidance



In Balance Sober Living provides a live in house manager, weekly drug testing, breathalyzer tests, rules/structure, weekly house meetings, 12 step accountability and a supportive community to help our residents get on track and stay on track. 


Continued recovery support and guidance to individuals by offering a completely sober living environment, promotes a community spirit that invests in the 12-Steps, and encourages brotherly love through holding each other and yourself accountable to the recovery process.

In Balance Sober Living homes are unique in that they include a live-in house manager in each home with multiple years of sobriety. In Balance Sober Living does not provide any behavioral health services. However, we do connect you to services provided by In Balance Counseling, Inc. including group and individual therapy sessions with a therapist, all included in the monthly rent.

Balance Sober Living makes the combination of sobriety and real life as easy as possible. It allows our residents to utilize recovery in a real life setting with less structure and more freedom than any treatment setting. All of the residents must embrace recovery and sobriety, this allows them to be surrounded by positive influences and a recovery community. 

Our Sober Living Homes are located in Central Tucson, Arizona which allows our clients easy access to the University of Arizona, Pima Community College and lots of surrounding amenities. We allow young men to experience the feeling of being connected to others, to be working a 12 step program, to experience a new way of life, to practice tools to last a lifetime, to grow, to share, to learn, to be challenged, to experience diversity, to feel a sense of community and belonging, to be hopeful, to be grounded and most importantly to feel safe and supported on their road to recovery.

What We Provide

Why Should I Join a 

Sober Living Community?

In Balance Sober Living gives you a chance to live in a safe environment while trying to incorporate your recovery into real life situations.It is the perfect set up for those in need of a transition from treatment back into society. Sober Living allows you to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are also in recovery and gives you an automatic connection to the robust recovery community of Tucson, AZ. Whether you are a young adult looking to attend the University of Arizona or Pima Community College while maintaining your sobriety or someone looking to enter the job market and in need of extra recovery support, In Balance Sober Living is the perfect environment to allow you to succeed at both school and work while working a strong recovery program. Our goal is to help you maintain your independence while guiding you along the way.

Ideal Resident

  • A young adult or adult in recovery. 

  • Someone who is NOT in need of a residential or transitional program, but rather looking for extra support while trying to navigate everyday life. 

  • Someone looking for access to the huge 12 step community in Tucson. 

  • Someone interested in being surrounded by a recovery community. 

  • Someone wanting to engage in a brotherly atmosphere that includes fun, sober activities.

  • Those who are looking to strengthen not only their recovery but the rest of their lives as well.

What the Sober Living Houses Include:

In Balance Sober Living homes do not provide any behavioral health services, rather they are rental properties where recovery and sobriety are encouraged. All behavioral health services are provided off-site through In Balance Counseling Services. In Balance Sober Living homes have different "Menu" Options, the options are chosen by the client prior to arrival and are able to be changed upon request. The fees differ for each option chosen.


In Balance Sober Living's Monthly Rent Includes the Following

(as requested by the resident):


  • Every other week individual therapy with a therapist or counselor through In Balance Counseling Services

  • Weekly community meetings

  • Every other week parent updates (optional)

  • Weekly drug testing and breathalyzer test

  • Enforcement of an agreed upon curfew:

    • 12:00 am curfew unless cleared by the house manager

    • 1:00 am curfew unless cleared by the house manager

    • No Curfew (if deemed appropriate by house manager)

  • The help and guidance of an onsite House Manager who is experienced in Recovery

  • Enforcement of General house rules


In Balance Sober Living has the Following Options provided by In Balance Counseling Services

(at an Additional Cost):


  • An additional weekly individual therapy session with a therapist or counselor.

  • Family therapy sessions (on phone or in person) with a therapist or counselor.

  • EMDR therapy with a Master's level therapist

  • 3 group therapy sessions a week in an Intensive Outpatient Program

  • Family or individual equine therapy with a Master's level therapist

  • An additional weekly parent update

  • An additional weekly drug test (2x a week)

optional therapy services

Included in your monthly rent is optional individual therapy every other week provided by In Balance Counseling Services. There are many other services available at a low, additional cost. These services include family therapy with a Master’s level therapist, Equine Therapy, EMDR trauma therapy and weekly individual therapy with a Master’s level therapist. You may also request two drugs tests a week as opposed to once a week and parent email updates.

Optional Intensive outpatient

In Balance Sober Living residents have the option of signing up for In Balance Counseling’s Intensive Outpatient Program. "We opened our Intensive Outpatient Program in 1996 and it quickly became one of the largest, most trusted outpatient providers in Arizona. Our Intensive Outpatient program is located only 10-15 minutes from the Sober Living homes and is contracted by most insurances." If you do not have insurance, or it is one of the few that do not cover IOP then our residents are given a 20% reduced rate.


Drug Testing


The live-in house manager will conduct random, weekly urine drug screens. He also can conduct a breathalyzer test if warranted. If the drug screen comes back diluted or appears to be tampered with the house manager will request a hair follicle test. The resident can request, at an additional cost, to be drug tested 2x a week as opposed to only once. The drug tests are not meant to catch anyone but rather are there as a deterrent. We want to put as many obstacles between our residents and using drugs or alcohol.

Why Tucson

Tucson, Arizona

Mountains on all four sides

University of Arizona-college town

Beautiful weather 9 months out of year

Cool, eclectic downtown

Great music scene

Active outdoor community

Small town feel/big city opportunities

Vibrant culture

Designed for college-aged population

Young adult job market

Ample educational opportunities

Thriving art scene

Lots of recreational activities

Low cost of living-realistc for young adults

"Tucson inspires a sense of freedom among all who visit. Freedom of thought and expression. Freedom to discover and explore. And the freedom to be yourself. Tucson is calling you, the free thinker and the free at heart, to explore without boundaries. Our natural landscape draws visitors outdoors where there is plenty of room to roam. A bit off the beaten path, Tucson’s unique attractions and accommodations beckon you to discover and explore and our arts and culture scene make Tucson a place that’s authentic and comfortable. Savor the unapologetic passion for food that inspires Tucson’s cuisine, or come as you are and experience our vibrant nightlife. An oasis from the unoriginal and pretentious, Tucson is a place that you want to be. Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you."

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