Sober Living Homes
Sobriety Living for Recovering Substance Addicts and Abusers
Sobriety is the state of not being intoxicated from alcohol or drug use, and is the goal for any individual entering a drug or alcohol treatment facility. Sobriety living is attainable for individuals who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, but they must first undergo a series of treatments in order to achieve it.
An individual must initially enter a medical detoxification program to help him or her stop using safely followed by a rehabilitation program where they will learn new skills and behaviors as they relate to stress, daily life and substance abuse. For some individuals, sober recovery continues after rehab, often in sober living homes, or places of residence that offer a drug-free environment.
Maintaining Sobriety in a Sober Living Home
Residential homes that honor the recovery from drug and alcohol abuse provide a clean living environment in which all residents abstain from using alcohol, illicit drugs or certain other defined substances. A drug-free environment helps ensure that residents are pursuing a sober lifestyle without the temptations of using within their living space.
Recovering addicts can find a local sober house that accommodates residents who have been recommended to the house by the aftercare services of their rehabilitation program. Some homes require that residents pay their room and board or purchase their own groceries and personal products, while others may accept insurance coverage.
Rules and Regulations for Sobriety Living
Residents maintaining a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle at a sober living home live by a strict set of house rules, usually including:
- A no alcohol or drug possession or use policy
- Respecting fellow residents
- Following chore schedules
- Attending house meetings
- Continuing going to work or seeking employment
- Pursuing alternate housing for life after the sober recovery home
Maintaining sobriety requires commitment, perseverance and the support of a staffed recovery house. Residents in sobriety recovery may not have the option of returning to their former home after completing a rehabilitation program. By returning to their homes, recovering individuals may encounter distractions, unhealthy relationships or an unsafe environment. Sobriety living, however, allows residents to pursue their drug and alcohol free lifestyle in the best way possible, without outside pressures or triggers.
We can help you connect to the sobriety home that is right for you. Call our 24/7, confidential toll-free helpline at 877-794-0381 for more information and for answers to your questions.