“Assisting individuals in recovery to create a healthy life...”

 

Our purpose is to provide a safe and supportive environment to assist individuals in recovery to create a healthy life; focusing on development of the mind, body, and spirit. We engender spiritual growth through personal demonstration, peer to peer accountability, opportunities for service, proper nutrition, fellowship, and community based fitness classes.

 

 

Our House

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How we got started…

Temperance House began as a shared ideal among friends. As individuals in long term recovery ourselves, we saw an opportunity for improvement in the SoFlo sober living scene, where so many people whom we deeply cared for were entering a critical stage in their recovery. The goal was to utilize our own first hand experiences, the good and the bad, and conceptualize a new residential option that met three criteria:

a) It effectively addressed our common concerns, such as providing accountability and structure without minimizing personal responsibility, and leading by example rather than strictly punitive measures.

b) It created an environment that spoke to our values- Unity, Spirituality, Honesty, Trust, Gratitude, and Health.

c) It was above all a safe place to grow. Not just a transitional living location, but a home where, to quote the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss.”

 
 

What We Offer

Temperance House is founded on the principles of The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and the premise that physical fitness and community fellowship are vital to true recovery of the mind, body, and spirit. Our weekly schedule provides opportunity for fellowship, meetings, step work, personal reflection, community based fitness classes, and proper nutrition.

 
 
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temperance training at crossfit hype

We encourage our clients to attend Temperance Training classes at CrossFit HYPE as often as possible. (The gym is only 1 mile away from Temperance House!) Participation in these classes provides critical structure and support needed in early recovery. Being physically active in early recovery is beneficial for a number of reasons. You sleep better, feel better, think more clearly, have more energy, and are genuinely more happy. We are taking every possible advantage and applying it to our client’s week to maximize benefits and strengthen their sobriety.

 
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mypurelife meals

Some may claim ‘Eat whatever you want in early recovery! Cakes, sugar, candy, junk food - just don’t pick up a drink!’ We beg to differ. We believe that an integral aspect of recovery is learning to love and care for our bodies and minds. Proper nutrition and mindful eating habits have innumerable benefits to the new AA. Numerous studies indicate that nutrition education and proper macro and micro nutrient intakes are positively associated with improved recovery rates among addicts and alcoholics. It is clear to us why. Science tells us that food is truly our best medicine. Like a drink or a drug, junk food may be easy and instantly gratifying, but the true cost is long term health. A healthy diet nourishes the body, provides us with energy, helps repair organ tissue damage, and strengthens the immune system. It also has beneficial effects on a psychological level; research suggests that diet affects brain structure, and consequently, behavior and mood. Better food, better body, better mind, better life.