In general, sober living facilities are structured, group-based living environments in which residents who have completed addiction recovery programs live at le…
In general, sober living facilities are structured, group-based living environments in which residents who have completed addiction recovery programs live at least for a short period of time after completing a specific substance abuse treatment program. The short period immediately following a substance abuse treatment program typically is the most difficult part of any individual addiction recovery journey. During this time, many changes occur in the life of an individual struggling with addiction. Many symptoms of depression and anxiety may be experienced, and a sense of loneliness may set in.
When you enter a sober living home, you will be required to participate in specific recovery activities. These may include participation in one or more of the activities facilitated by a trained staff member. These activities help you learn how to cope with and identify with your new surroundings. They also help you to recognize when you are experiencing any symptoms of relapse, or any areas in your life that need improvement in order to sustain your success in sobriety. The purpose of entering a sober living home is to provide assistance and resources to help you successfully complete your addiction treatment, and to help you maintain your sobriety over the long term.
Generally, after finishing treatment, you will move into one of the sober living homes or treatment centers that have been approved by your treatment program. You will be assessed to determine the level of care you require and will receive individualized treatment plans and services to meet your needs. A majority of these sober living homes provide wraparound services, such as help with transportation, errands, and home maintenance. These services allow you to live as independently as possible while maintaining your sobriety.