What are Sober Living Homes?
A sober living home is a safe, supportive and substance-free residence for people in recovery,
Sober living homes act as the bridge between a drug treatment facility and the “real world.” They facilitate the transition from rehab back into the mainstream community, and support independent, healthy living in a person’s early recovery. The goal of sober living is to separate users from their previous, substance-occupied environment, and provide them with a safe and supportive place to heal, away from outside pressures.
You may also find sober living as part of a more structured extended care treatment program. These are specially designed to help ease residents’ transition back into everyday life, while still extending ongoing care and support. For example, at many sober living homes, clients progress through multiple phases, which allows them to gradually gain more independence over time – finding jobs, taking classes, cooking meals, attending meetings – and to better prepare for life in the real world, all while receiving continual counseling, clinical treatment and group meetings.
The right sober living home will not just prohibit you from using drugs and alcohol, but also provide a sober support system for you to lean on, and encourage the skills needed for you to live a happy and healthy life in recovery!