The HB Playa House is a wonderful place to start you journey. It is safe, peaceful and has the perfect balance b/w freedom and structure that you need in early recovery. I was NO where near ready to return home after treatment. But after a year at Playa House working my program, learning how to be disciplined again, get along with others, I had made massive progress. And they are MORE than reasonable about your medical needs and financial needs. THese people are not in this to get rich. Yes, it's a business but they are solid people who want you to succeed.
I cannot say enough about the House Manager: He is a HUGE benefit. He treats you like a person, resident and not an inmate or patient. He knows how to build your confidence and self esteem and is always there for you.
The requirements are reasonable. Some chores, very easy, some meetings, a curfew, but its a small price to pay for sobriety. Look, if you are serious and willing to work it IS THE PLACE FOR YOU. If you are looking to chase girls, be lax, lay around, they do NOT want you there. It's for the winners. Great location as well. Full disclosure, the website is a little out of date so call with any questions. And lastly, they are just like us. They know you are human. If you make mistakes and are honest about it. They WILL HELP YOU and give you another chance! All that being said, I was thrilled with it. They worked with me, gave me the time I needed to grow and didn't over promise. Call them and ask any tough questions you have. It's a great solid place to get your life back. It's not easy, but they will help you.