Embracing a new lifestyle of sobriety comes with a whole host of changes. From creating a new healthy daily routine for yourself to developing a brand new social circle, living sober is a whole new experience.
Some people find that relocating to a new city or state gives them a fresh start and a new environment in which they can better adjust to these changes. If you’re looking for a new place to begin your sober life, Colorado Springs is a great option. Here are five great reasons to enroll in a Eudaimonia transitional living program in Colorado Springs.
1. Colorado’s economy is one of the best in the nation.
If you’re looking to start over in a new place, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of opportunities for personal and professional success. Moving to a location that has a healthy and growing economy is a great way to set yourself up for success. A healthy economy means more job opportunities, fair wages, and plenty of opportunities for career and education advancement. Colorado’s economy was ranked #5 out of 50 in the nation by Business Insider, citing its impressive unemployment rate of 3.1% and a 2% increase in nonfarm payroll jobs between December 2016 and December 2017.1 Although you may initially live in a sober living home, when you’re ready to move out and live sober independently, Colorado Springs will be a great place to live, work, and play.
2. Colorado Springs is a bustling hub of activity.
Aside from all the various outdoor activities, the city of Colorado Springs is home to plenty of exciting activities and attractions to enjoy, especially for those in recovery. Some of the most popular sober activities in the area include the well-known Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Peterson Air and Space Museum and more. The city also hosts several annual events including the Colorado Classic, Arts Month, and the Canon City Balloon Classic.2 With such a lively community, you’ll never be hard-pressed to find something fun to do with your sober living roommates.
3. There are outdoor activities to enjoy year round.
It’s no secret that Colorado Springs also boasts a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities that can be enjoyed year round. In the summertime, the mild sunny climate is perfect for hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, swimming and more. The snowy winter climate is ideal for skiing and hiking too, as some winter days in the Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs area can get as warm as 50 or 60 degrees Fahrenheit!3 As long as you remember to dress in layers, you can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities all year.
4. There are plenty of job opportunities in Colorado Springs.
While you’re enrolled in a Eudaimonia sober living program, you’ll need to be volunteering and working (or actively looking for a job). Although our transitional housing program provides employment assistance, having a variety of options always makes the process easier. The city of Colorado Springs is a tourist hotspot, attracting nearly five million visitors annually. With so many visitors making their way to the Colorado Springs area each year, the local tourism economy provides a wealth of job opportunities year round. Retail trade, educational services, and healthcare are some of the top industries in the area.4
5. Several nearby colleges and universities make it easy to continue your education if you choose to.
Colorado Springs is also home to several colleges and universities including Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Colorado Technical University, among several others.4 Although you may not choose to continue your education right away while enrolled in sober living, you may eventually decide on a career path or educational program you want to pursue. In that event, you’ll have plenty of options to do so in the Colorado Springs area. Eudaimonia’s transitional living program also offers educational assistance, if you decide you want to go to school or continue a degree program while enrolled in a sober living program.
6. Eudaimonia sober living homes are located in a safe area close to downtown.
Of course, the safety of our residents is our utmost concern and it should be one of your primary considerations when choosing a sober living home as well. Our sober living homes for both men and women are located in a safe and desirable area of Colorado Springs, with easy access to a convenient bus route that takes residents downtown. Our transitional homes are also located in well-populated areas, with local retail centers and employment opportunities nearby, so you don’t have to worry about being isolated or unsafe.
If you choose to relocate to a new city or state to enroll in a sober living program, these are just a few of the main reasons why Colorado Springs is an excellent place to start fresh. Call Eudaimonia Recovery Homes today to learn more about our sober living homes and programs in Colorado Springs.