Sober Living Homes
Sober recovery is an attainable goal for any patient entering a rehabilitation program and looking to live a life without drugs or alcohol. Patients who commit to substance abuse treatment and successfully complete the program are essentially in a state of sober recovery for the rest of their lives. The biggest challenge for patients who have reached this level of addiction treatment is preventing relapse.
Anything and everything from stress, unemployment, cravings, or influence of fellow friends or family members who were drug users can trigger a relapse in a recovering patient. Seeking help and respite at a recovery house can mean the difference between relapse into a life of drugs or alcohol and maintaining sober recovery.
Sober Recovery House
A sober recovery house, sometimes called a halfway house, is a residential living place that can be affiliated with a rehab center or hospital, or operated as an independent unit. Recovery houses help patients maintain sobriety in a safe and drug-free environment while allowing them to pursue their life goals under the structure of a staffed support system.
Residents live together under a set of rules administered by the staff, often including a no alcohol or drugs on the premise policy, 100% abstinence from substance abuse and no engagement in violent behavior. In order to ensure the rules and regulations of the sober house are enforced, most recovery homes have a 24-hour rotating staff on hand, also acting as a support for the residents.
Residents may be required to pay room and board, participate in self-help groups or house meetings and maintain the residence through cooking, cleaning and other household chores.
Sober Recovery – Preparing for the Future
While residing in a recovery home, patients may engage in social services, legal counsel and employment aid. During their stay, patients can also prepare for their next place of residence with the assistance of the sober house staff.
understands that maintaining sober recovery is an ever-evolving process, and we are here to help. Call our 24/7 toll-free confidential helpline now at 877-794-0381, and learn how to achieve a sober and healthy lifestyle after rehab.