Sober Living Homes
Sober living homes are a great option for individuals in recovery, as they encourage residents to develop healthy coping skills and habits for when they return home.
Sober Facilities for Extended Stays
A sober living home, or halfway house operates as a bridge between an inpatient facility and the “real world.” Once leaving an inpatient facility and returning home, you may be struggling with adjusting back to daily life. Sober living homes allow for an in-between recovery option that allows you to reinforce the lessons learned in rehab.
Moving into a sober living home after treatment can make a difference between going back to old habits or continuing on the path of sobriety. A sober living home is a great option to alleviate any concerns you may have about going from such a monitored environment right back into daily life.
Sober living homes don’t provide the same level of structure as an inpatient facility, but it does present an intermediate sober environment that encourages residents to develop healthy coping skills and habits for when they return home.
What to Expect in a Sober Living Home
In an inpatient treatment center, patients are totally immersed in their rehabilitation program and generally don’t have much dependence. In sober living homes, the opposite is true.
Residents aren’t bound to the sober living home’s campus and can come and go as they please. Individuals in recovery to feel like they are easing back into normal life and can start going back to their daily tasks and responsibilities. Although sober living homes are less restrictive than inpatient facilities, they still have rules that residents must abide by, including curfews and group meeting attendance.
A big part of staying in a sober living home is creating positive support system that helps to reinforce the desire to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This support system allows sober living home residents to avoid the isolation that can sometimes come with returning home while in recovery.
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Improve Your Chances of Staying Sober
A sober living home acts as a supplement to an individual’s recovery. Because sober living homes replicate normal, everyday life situations while instilling healthy habits, they help to reduce the chance of relapse.
Sober living homes help residents do a number of things that will guide them throughout recovery:
- Making amends with friends and family members affected by one’s substance abuse.
- Finding a job.
- Locating housing after treatment.
- Adjusting to sober living in an unstructured environment.
When to Move Into a Sober Living Home
You should move into a sober living home after a stay at an inpatient facility if you have any concerns about staying sober on your own. Generally, those that are staying at a sober living home will remain there for at least 90 days, but stays can be arranged for as long as necessary.
Finding A Sober Living Home
Residents generally want to stay longer at sober living homes than at inpatient facilities because the home is more affordable and provide more control over their daily schedules. Many people in recovery find it helpful to their recovery to move into an environment with a readily available support system.
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