Sober living is a community of homes that are dedicated to those who need a safe, substance-free environment during or after a drug or alcohol rehab program. There are sober living homes available to those of all ages. Some of the sober living environments even have homes available for families when one member of the family is in the treatment program. Learning more about sober living homes can help you to determine if it is something that would be best during your recovery journey.
Expectations in Sober Living Homes
If someone has an addiction to drugs or alcohol and is going through a rehab center program, they may benefit from being in a sober living home. As noted above, these homes are a safe, substance free location where the person can focus on staying clean and working on their recovery.
It is important for anyone who will be entering the sober living home community to know what to expect. Some of the common expectations in the sober living homes are:
- Keeping the home clean
- No drugs or alcohol in or around the home (none within the community)
- Gender-specific homes (which means that each person can feel comfortable in their home)
- Interviews and check-ins will be done regularly to ensure the rules are being followed and progress is being made
- Generally, you will be required to either attend school or work (unless, you physically or mentally can’t do so in which case there may be other guidelines)
- Fun, substance-free activities are encouraged
These are some of the basic expectations that you can expect when going into a sober living home. The specific guidelines will vary depending on what community you stay in.
Benefits of Sober Living Environments
There are many benefits to anyone who chooses to or is required to stay in a sober living environment during their treatment program. Some of the most important benefits include:
- Having a safe, substance-free environment
- Minimal or no distractions, so you can focus on your recovery progress
- Stable home environment
- Others in the community are also clean and sober, so you are around others who have similar recovery goals
- Schedules are recommended or even enforced to help you stay on track
- Accountability contracts may be in place to hold you accountable to your treatment and recovery goals
- Have independence in many ways that you may not have during an inpatient rehab stay (however, inpatient is needed for some people who need to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction)
These are just some of the numerous ways that a person can benefit from sober living homes during their treatment program. If you want to know more about the sober living process or environment, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask any questions you might have.
Get Into a Sober Living Home Today
Do you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol? If so, there are many treatment programs available to you. No matter which treatment program you are in, it is crucial that you are in an environment that helps or even requires you to be sober. A sober living home provides this type of environment.
Contact us today to get into a sober living home and treatment program.
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