At SOZO Addiction Recovery Center, residents get to experience a truly exceptional and peaceful living environment. Situated on a beautiful eleven-acre campus in Jessieville, Arkansas near the Ouachita National Forest, this place has been likened to a “spiritual retreat” by many residents. The campus boasts three residential homes, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, offices, and classrooms.
The goal at SOZO is to create a home away from home atmosphere, rather than an institutional one. That’s why they limit the number of residential clients to a maximum of twenty two men, ensuring a small and intimate setting. This allows for a more personalized and individualized recovery experience, giving each resident the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace.
To give you a glimpse into life at SOZO, they also have a campus photo gallery where you can see the serene and inviting spaces that residents get to enjoy. It truly is a remarkable place where individuals can find solace and embark on their journey to recovery.
Everything difficult about starting over at SOZO begins and ends with myself. Learning to not live in self-pity. Learning to shed my ego and replace it with humility. Learning to stay out of my own way. While these things may not have always been easy, SOZO almost miraculously seems to always know what direction to guide me at just the right time. Whether in class, in therapy sessions, or when having conversations with my fellow brothers, the answers and way to proceed toward continued growth always appear.
You have to take full advantage of what SOZO has to offer, then do even more if you want to make these changes permanent and learn how to grow and develop continuously. SOZO will show you how to start over, to have a new healthy lifestyle. A.A., for me, will be there to help me continue to develop myself and keep me mindful for the rest of my life. I found my Higher Power, my positive energy, at SOZO along with so many other things that I practice daily to the point of it being second nature to me now. But I’ve been taught that I can lose that when I leave SOZO if I don’t continuously work on my maintenance program. A.A. helps me maintain. A.A. also keeps me socially active with like-minded sober people who are determined to never isolate themselves again. With the combination of SOZO and A.A. I’ve learned how to start over, embrace positive change, and maintain my forward momentum.
My plan is to continue to learn how to live a happy, sober life by becoming an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous when I leave SOZO and return home.
Before coming to SOZO and attending A.A., I didn’t think that I could live sober and be happy every day. SOZO taught me that this is possible. Every class at SOZO and meeting of A.A. teaches me how to get sober and stay sober.
SOZO and A.A. have given me the tools to use throughout my life to maintain my sobriety.