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What is sober living?

"What are the services of " Threshold Recovery homes?

At Threshold Recovery, our residents learn that for long-term recovery health care, you need new tools that you can use in daily life. We know first hand that this is simple although, it is not always an easy process. The path we share with the men who live with us is based on the 12 Steps, successfully used in recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for over 83 years. Millions of hopeless men and women around the world have successfully learned how to stay sober through the 12-step process and adopted for recovery in Tennessee. We cannot sell you recovery. Recovery, through the 12 steps, is something you have to choose and work for. Threshold Recovery is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe place for you to continue that journey of recovery. It works. Are you ready to try it?

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"What is the problem? "

More than 23 million people in our country are afflicted with serious alcohol or drug substance abuse problems, and millions more are in pain and suffering because of a spouse, child, or friend who needs help. The human and social costs of the disease are devastating and tearing through families, and destroying lives. People rarely find their way to us by mistake, and by the time an alcoholic or addict reaches Threshold Recovery, they often feel life is over. They are beaten and realize just how powerless they are - unable to stop drinking or using drugs. Alcoholics and addicts are usually surrounded by people, places, and things that fueled their addiction. They usually have complicated and messy lives. Finances and living conditions are often in shambles. Their resources for a safe, sober place to stay may have all but vanished in the wake of their disease. While hoping for the addict’s sobriety, friends and loved ones may privately wonder if it is even possible. The exhaustion of alcoholism and addiction overpowers everyone. The disease continues to wear on them. The lack of a stable, alcohol and drug-free living environment can be a serious obstacle to recovery. These Destructive living environments can derail recovery for even highly motivated individuals. It works. Start your application today!

"What is the solution? "

Fortunately, there is a solution: Threshold Recovery. We provide an environment where people can apply the tools of recovery in a safe and stable environment in an effort for the individual to realize true freedom in sobriety. The Threshold Recovery message speaks to the power of recovery to change lives, addicts can eliminate that suffering, and life can be full of purpose and meaning. The foundation of a new life in recovery is rigorous honesty, service to others, and personal responsibility. We freely share the tools and methods of our common success: Physical sobriety Emotional sobriety Spiritual sobriety; living life sober one day at a time. Threshold Recovery is designed to provide a much-needed structured living environment for individuals who need strong guidelines for a disciplined life to regain and maintain sobriety. For a fraction of the cost of intense therapy or treatments centers, residents in Threshold Recovery can have enough time to learn or relearn the necessary life skills to live productively in today’s complex and demanding society. Recovery works. Start your application today!

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Our Program of Action

At Threshold Recovery, our residents learn that you need new tools that you can use in daily life for long-term recovery. We know first-hand that although this is simple, it is not always an easy process. The path we share with the men who live with us is based on the 12 Steps, successfully used in recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for over 83 years. To help achieve this goal, Threshold Recovery has in-house 12 step meetings as well-being conveniently located to several Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous meetings and clubhouses. Time is needed to create a solid, long-lasting recovery. Threshold Recovery teaches that proper recovery requires rigorous honesty, personal responsibility for behavior, and a commitment to helping others. Residents in each house learn to support each other in the arduous journey to a new life. Our sober living homes are designed to create a sense of comfort and security that allows their clients to do the necessary physical, emotional and spiritual work to bring about long-term sobriety. A new life of new attitudes, new behaviors, and new habits. Sober living houses offer a warm, embracing, fully furnished place to live with a real sense of community and at a very affordable price.


Research shows that the 12 Step approach for alcoholism and addiction has been proven to be the most successful in producing long-term results. Hundreds of thousands of once hopeless men and women worldwide have stayed sober and gone on to embrace life with power, responsibility, and courage. Daily attendance at 12-Step groups and utilizing spiritual teachers, workshops, retreats, and seminars assist Threshold Recovery residents. For any person in recovery, the terms unity, recovery, and service are a part of everyday life. As we study, we learn the significance of these three elements and search for ways to implement these abstract ideas into our lives; to realize them. The 12 Step process involves and encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Recovery of the mind is a significant aspect of addiction; the goal is not to stop but to stay stopped and to be able to enjoy life on life’s terms. The Twelve Step path is a spiritual path, a spiritually based journey.


The use of non-chemical coping skills, gainful employment, volunteering, education, and action is the basis of the Threshold Recovery Philosophy. The 12 Step (AA, NA, etc.) programs are heavily utilized and provide the crucial foundation for the recovery process. This positive and supportive structured environment is highly conducive to recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency.


Random urinalysis/breathalyzer of each resident is required as a condition of entering and remaining at Threshold Recovery. Refusal or a failed test will result in immediate termination.


Staff will closely monitor the residents for compliance with the rules, regulations, and requirements of Threshold Recovery. Each Threshold Recovery Home has a trained and qualified manager who is also in recovery. These managers report to the Administrator and Operator.

Court Referrals

Threshold Recovery accepts residents charged with drug and alcohol violations as part of alternative sentencing. Sobriety works. Start your application today!

The results - Success!

Research shows that the #1 factor for success in early recovery is the environment. At Threshold Recovery, we have taken great care to see that the time spent in sober living is done in a setting that is conducive to reflection followed by action. Our homes are designed to create a sense of comfort and security that allows our clients to let go of their physical concerns and focus on the personal journey that lies ahead. We address each of these concerns by offering the newly sober person a warm and embracing, fully furnished place to live at an affordable price. Nearly all of our sober living homes are within a couple of miles of more than 60 meetings a week, and the structure of our program is designed to teach the newly sober person how to get active in the recovery community. Our staff knows that addicts, alcoholics, and families alike can heal from the wounds addiction inflicts. It has been our personal experience that the slightest desire for recovery can manifest into a lifetime of purpose and fulfillment. It’s our job to keep the door open for healing. New ideas and behaviors become new habits, which become new attitudes that produce new lives. The most critical component to this plan for recovery is willingness and time. Addiction cannot be treated in 7 or 21 days. Most newly sober alcoholics and drug addicts need an environment firmly committed to supporting their newfound sobriety. We have a solution. We do it one day at a time around here, and we do it together.


Residents come from all walks of life. The predominant sources of resident referrals come from the 12 Step programs, treatment centers, hospital programs, courts, probation departments, and simply word of mouth. Threshold Recovery requires that all residents be nonviolent, well-mannered, and demonstrate a sincere desire to achieve a clean and sober lifestyle.

Bed Availability and Fees

Threshold Recovery homes, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, are beautifully remodeled and furnished. All residents must contribute weekly to the expenses of the house. They must also either seek employment, be enrolled in school, and/or have means for financial support. Notable exceptions are sometimes allowed based on individual assessment and the current financial ability of Threshold Recovery.