Sober Living Homes for Aftercare
A sober living home (sometimes called a halfway house) operates as a bridge between residential treatment and the "real world." Once leaving a residential treatment center, you may want to explore sober living home options. Sober living facilities will allow you to practice the tools you learned in residential treatment in a safe and structured environment.
A sober living home is a great option for someone who takes their recovery seriously. For most in early recovery, we need to make sure we are investing in our future to have the highest chance at success in recovery. A sober living home provides a different level of care than a residential treatment center, sober livings do provide a positive environment to focus on your recovery.
What is a Sober Living Home?
In a residential treatment center, patients are engaged in programming around the clock in groups and sessions with medical professionals. In a sober living home that is not the case, clients that reside in a sober living home are applying the tools they learned in treatment in their every day life in the "real world" living in a safe environment the sober living homes provide.
Residents are not held under lock and key at the sober living homes, they can come and go as they please. This allows the residents in recovery to feel like they are easing back into normal life and can start participating in life's regular activities. Every sober living home has their own set of rules to follow, but they are less restrictive than a treatment center setting. Sober living homes are a great resource for individuals who want to "double down" on their recovery.
Do I Need Sober Living?
When you are leaving a treatment center you are used to accountability and structure, so going back home where you do not have those is not ideal. A sober living home acts as a bridge from a treatment center into the "real world." Enrolling into a sober living homes is investing in your future for sustained sobriety. Sober living homes replicate real life situations and problems, while having room to grow in your recovery so your chance of relapse is less.
Sober living homes help residents do a number of things that can help you in your recovery journey:
Introduction to a 12-step program and fellowship
Adjusting to life after treatment
Help with Job placement
Peer lead groups and accountability
Fellowship within the sober living home
Service Work Opportunities
If you are looking for success leaving a treatment center, make sure you have a detailed aftercare plan. Staying sober in treatment is there easy part, maintaining sobriety in the "real world" can be difficult without a solid aftercare plan.
Finding A Sober Living Home
If you or your loved one has decided that a sober living home the right move for their recovery, the next part is finding a sober living home is your area. A Design for Living Recovery Homes has 11 locations and if we are not the right fit, we will gladly help you find the right sober living home.