Inpatient treatment programs are a great way to jumpstart recovery. They offer the round-the-clock support of substance abuse treatment professionals and a safe haven of sobriety that minimizes chances for relapse and provides constant support for positive choices. When it’s over, however, many patients face a choice: to move back home, find a place of their own, or choose a sober living home. Many patients will find value in continuing their journey in active recovery by opting for a sober living situation and maintaining a high level of support as they manage the business of creating a new life in recovery. Is it the right choice for you?
Types of Sober Living Homes
There are a number of different types of sober living homes, each one offering different levels of support in recovery. Some offer extensive support and are almost a continuation of residential treatment. They may require residents to take part in a number of different therapies and continued addiction treatment options. Others offer residents more freedom, requiring them to take part in house meetings and participate in household chores and also to begin to establish themselves in the community by finding a job or attending outside 12-step meetings. The level of support that you choose should be based on your comfort level and your ability to avoid relapse as you go through the process of establishing yourself in your new life.
Benefits of Sober Living Homes
It can be stressful to look for a job or to find a new place to live even in the best of circumstances. For those in early recovery, these challenges can be a huge trigger for relapse. Choosing to do the hard work of creating a whole new life while surrounded by sober, supportive people can make it easier to be strong when times are difficult. Additionally, living with people in a monitored forum like a sober living home provides all residents with real-life practice in managing social situations and handling practical day-to-day issues effectively without using them as a reason to relapse.
Starting Strong in Recovery
Sober living is not a viable option for recovering addicts until after the completion of a comprehensive drug rehab program. Contact us now at Futures and learn more about our integrated treatment program and how we can help you to build a strong foundation in recovery.