SOBER LIVING

If you or a loved one is trying to stop drinking or using drugs, sober living homes may be an option for you. Sober living homes are group residences for people who are recovering from addiction. In most instances, people who live in sober homes have to follow certain house rules and contribute to the home by doing chores. Most importantly, residents must stay sober throughout their stay in the home. Living in this type of environment can promote lasting recovery—helping people to maintain their sobriety as they adjust to life both during and after treatment. Many people use sober housing to help make the transition from rehab to living independently without using drugs or alcohol.

What Are Sober Living Homes?

Sober living homes are group homes for those recovering from an addiction. Most of these homes are privately owned, although some group homes are owned by businesses and may even be owned by charity organizations. Homes are usually located in quiet areas to help ensure a peaceful environment for individuals in early recovery.

People who live in these types of houses are encouraged to find work or go to school during the day and must contribute to the home by doing chores. They also must refrain from any violence. Some people who live in halfway houses are required to be home by a certain time of night. These rules help residents learn to be responsible for themselves and their behavior.

Before calling our helpline to speak with one of our admissions navigators, you’ll want to prepare specific information to provide them. This information will help our compassionate and caring admissions consultants in finding you a few appropriate treatment options. Make sure you know the following information:

  • Your insurance plan, company, and policy number
  • How severe the drug or alcohol abuse is
  • All of the substances that are being abused
  • The duration of substance abuse
  • Any medical limitations or concerns, such as pregnancy, diabetes, heart disease, etc.
  • The presence of any co-occurring psychiatric conditions
  • How you or your loved one plans to travel to the facility

Sober living homes are not for everybody; some people may need to go through detox or rehab before they can successfully live in a sober environment. However, these homes provide a supportive place to transition from the addictive lifestyle to one of sobriety and responsibility. People who have gotten sober and want to stay that way should consider moving into a halfway house or other group home dedicated to sober living. Living in this type of home can aid sobriety and make it more likely that recovering addicts will remain in recovery for the long term.

How Sober Living Helps

Everyone has been there. Everyone understands.

In addition, people who live in sober homes are surrounded by peers, and the entire group comes together for periodic housekeeping meetings and addiction support group meetings. In time, that group can look a lot like a family, with people understanding one another and supporting one another. Everyone in the home is trying to heal, so everyone in the home understands what it’s like to:

  • Lose control
  • Disappoint others
  • Want to change
  • Struggle with cravings

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