Sober living homes are privately-owned group homes for people in recovery. They are managed by people who are also in recovery from substance abuse. In these homes, you have chores to keep up with and house meetings to attend. You must get a job and attend any necessary therapies as part of your contract.
Sober living homes are also known as Communal Living or Community Living. They act as a transitionary period from inpatient treatment to living on your own. They provide the support you need to have a place to live and stay on top of your recovery.
In a sober house, you are required to pay rent for your space. If you get a disability check, that can also support your rent in exchange. This is to help the house maintain its space and also promote your own healthy habits; such as keeping a home.
Absolutely. Those who choose to live in a sober house have a higher rate of success in recovery. This is because of the valuable lessons you learn in the home. You are supported around the clock with people in recovery who know how hard it is to get sober.
In the house, you learn how to be independent and how to ask for help when you need it. You relearn life skills that are necessary for your own success when you move into your own home. You also have the chance to build meaningful relationships with healthy people.
Generally, individuals go to a sober living home while they are attending a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program.
As with all things in treatment, there are rules for each community house you talk to. Some are specific to the location but there is a common core of rules. Those include:
Are you someone in treatment who needs a safe home to stay in? Does your loved one need to go to detox and have somewhere else to live? If you answered “yes” to either of these, our staff at Magnified can help. Sober environments post-treatment help to increase successful outcomes. Call us today and our trained professionals can discuss our sober living options available to you.
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