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Maryland House | Los Angeles Sober Living

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Maryland House is a comfortable, luxurious, Los Angeles sober living home for men and women.

Just a short walk from La Jolla Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, Maryland House displays the luxury and class of early 1930s Hollywood. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is more than comfortable with nearly 3,000 square feet of fully-rennovated living space. As with all other Chateau homes, Maryland House provides its residents with coffee and food, a wide variety of entertainment options such as premium cable channels, Netflix, Amazon Prime, full-house wi-fi and computer stations.

Maryland House is close to some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment that Southern California has to offer. Our home is also close to West Hollywood, Hancock Park, and the Mid-Wilshire/Mid-City districts of Los Angeles. As a group of people who have found success and happiness in recovery, we invite you to come join our family!

Maryland House Amenities:

  • Semi-private rooms
  • Flat screen/plasma TVs with premium cable (Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu)
  • Computer workstation with printer and high speed Wifi throughout house
  • Fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances
  • Food is included in monthly fees
  • Free unlimited coffee
  • Full household supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, laundry supplies, etc.)
  • Free Laundry facilities
  • Convenient, easily accessible parking
  • Very Close to Public Transportation
  • Scheduled sober fun outings
  • Beautiful relaxing backyard and patio
  • Alumni barbecues

Structure and accountability:

  • Maryland House accepts all men and women who are willing to recover
  • House Manager lives on site
  • Our curfew is enforced
  • Zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol
  • Weekly and random drug-testing
  • Weekly House Meetings
  • Job search and resume help
  • Money Management
  • Sober life coach (additional charge)
  • Outpatient and therapist recommendations available
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Chateau Owner Ashlee Krichmar Interviewed in VoyageLA Magazine

Chateau Owner Ashlee Krichmar Interviewed in VoyageLA Magazine

VoyageLA Magazine recently published an article interviewing Chateau Recovery L.A.'s owner Ashlee Krichmar.

"My dealer pulls up down the street. I watch him exit the vehicle and start walking towards me. I can barely walk due to the withdrawal. My entire body feels weak. He hands me 3 bundles of heroin rubber banded together and ready. I grab the drugs, nearly toss the cash at him, and I jump in the back seat of my vehicle. My hands are clammy and they won’t stop shaking. I start my ritual and fill the syringe up with my liquid brown magic, I tie the belt around my arm and start the hunt for a “good.” vein...I push the syringe slowly but steadily, and once again, all is well in world again. The problem? Well the problem was clearly not me, it was everyone else..."

Krichmar gives a no-holds-barred interview about what her life was like before she came into recovery, and how her passion for helping others turned into her dream of operating her own sober living company in West Hollywood.

Read the full article on VoyageLA.com >>

 

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Keeping the Pink Cloud Floating in Recovery

Keeping the Pink Cloud Floating in Recovery

In the early stages of sobriety, some of us addicts and alcoholics experience what we refer to as a Pink Cloud. We have detoxed from drugs and alcohol, we look better and feel better. We are surrounded and supported by our fellow members of AA and NA, are fellowshipping, going to meetings, and feel a happiness we have not felt in a very long time. Sobriety seems easy and effortless. The future looks bright.

Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a crisis happens. Someone gets sick, fired from a job, there’s a death in the family, divorce, natural disasters, etc. And, we fall from our pink cloud and don’t quite know what to do or where to turn.

This is when it kicks in how important it is for us to get a sponsor in the program. We realize that we need AA and/or NA meetings where we get to know the members and they get to know us. There, we have a safe platform to share what we’re going through and we can ask for support.

Just because we get clean and sober doesn’t mean that life isn’t going to continue happening with its ups and downs. But there can also joy and happiness. What sobriety offers is a second chance to participate in life, learning how to navigate through the ups and downs without drugs and alcohol.

In recovery, we build a solid foundation in which we can build our lives upon. We learn to experience the beauty of a sunset, we catch ourselves smiling as we watch children play, waking up early to watch the sunrise, and walking through nature. We turn our problems and concerns over to a power greater than ourselves, asking for the courage to change as we live one day at a time, clean and sober.

The Pink Cloud is a wonderful experience, in that it gives a magical and mystical kind of hope in early sobriety. But when one falls from the cloud there is a deep, meaningful, and lasting happiness that comes from living in the moment, seeing the good in the world, and helping others to achieve sobriety. We also learn to see the good in ourselves and how we can make a difference in our own lives and in the lives of others. This is the real Pink Cloud.

Chateau Recovery L.A. provides the support you need to help you learn to live life with joy through all of the ups and downs. We want to invite you to come take a tour, meet our family, and join us in our journey toward an awesome life! Contact us today to learn more.

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You are invited to visit Chateau Recovery L.A.

Hi! My name is Ashlee and I am the owner of Chateau Recovery L.A. I'd like to personally invite you to come visit us and check out our homes! I was fed up with sober living home managers and owners that didn't care! So I created Chateau Recovery L.A. to work with others in their recovery journey to happiness and success!

When someone asks me what the name Chateau means, the first word that comes to mind is, FAMILY. No matter where you go or what road lies ahead, when you move on from Chateau, you are ALWAYS a part of this family. We're not just going to love you until you love yourself. We are the family that never stops loving you.

Our mission is to keep our residents comfortable, safe, and guide them in the direction of a healthy sober lifestyle. We do not tolerate drug use or alcohol in the houses. We have rules and expectations. If you fall, we will help you up, but like anything in life, change is made when the individual is ready to make the change. We help create an individual path made to fit our residents' life in their recovery. The rules are still the same, but you will have your own individual experience that looks nothing like your neighbor's. THAT is what makes Chateau Recovery different. Not everyone's story looks the same, why should their journey through recovery be any different?

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