This environment helps patients to see that their struggles with addiction are not unique and that by working with peers they learn how honesty and openness contribute to a successful life in recovery.

The Villages of Williamsburg Place offer:

  • semiprivate accommodations in comfortable two-bedroom apartments
  • a location on the Farley Center campus
  • a washer/dryer and fully equipped kitchen in each apartment

Spacious and serene, each room in the semi-private primary residences is furnished with a kitchen, living area, and a private bath.

Patients participate in the therapeutic community at The Villages at Williamsburg Place. This experience offers each patient an atmosphere conducive to learning how to apply recovery-based living in a real-life environment. 

Ultimately, whether living with other recovering patients is beneficial or not depends on your specific situation and the people involved. 

It’s important to carefully consider the potential benefits and challenges and make an informed decision that aligns with your recovery goals and needs. Here are some benefits of a sober living residence and tips for successful co-living:


  1. Mutual Support: Living with other recovering patients can provide a strong sense of mutual support. Sharing experiences, struggles, and successes can create a sense of camaraderie and understanding that is difficult to find elsewhere.

  2. Accountability: Being surrounded by others who are also in recovery can help you stay accountable to your goals. Peer pressure in a positive direction can encourage you to stay committed to your recovery plan.

  3. Reduced Isolation: Recovery can sometimes feel isolating, but living with others who are on a similar journey can alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation.

  4. Shared Activities: Engaging in recovery-focused activities together, such as exercise, therapy sessions, or healthy meal planning, can make these activities more enjoyable and create a sense of routine.

Tips for Successful Co-living:

  1. Communication: Open and honest communication is key. Discuss boundaries, goals, and potential challenges upfront.

  2. Establish Ground Rules: Set clear ground rules for the living situation to ensure that everyone’s needs are met and respected.

  3. Individualized Plans: While sharing support is valuable, remember that recovery is a personal journey. Tailor your recovery plan to your individual needs.

  4. Professional Involvement: Ensure that you continue to receive professional support and guidance throughout your recovery journey.

  5. Healthy Boundaries: Respect each other’s boundaries and triggers. Avoid situations or activities that could potentially compromise anyone’s progress.

  6. Conflict Resolution: Develop healthy conflict resolution strategies to address any issues that may arise.

  7. Backup Plan: Have a backup plan in case the living arrangement becomes untenable. Your recovery is the top priority.