Sober living homes are for patients recovering from substance use. Sober living homes may be privately-run businesses, part of charity organizations, or even connected to religious groups.
Our sober housing is a temporary situation used as a bridge to turn over a fresh leaf after participating in inpatient treatment programs and before returning to being fully active in society. A few patients who leave our inpatient treatment require additional assistance re-adjusting to real-life scenarios and feel they require the extra step before adapting to society once more.
Whatever a person’s situation is, sober living halfway housesprovide an exceptional foundation for positive change as people transition from inpatient treatment programs to the outside world. They provide enough formation to keep someone with a substance use disorder on track with their recovery goals without an inpatient facility’s intensive monitoring and regulations.
A Haven to Live in a Sober Environment
The primary reason to choose the best halfway houses is to help patients transition from their past way of living and teach them a new way of life—one with sobriety as a cornerstone.
Living in a house where people drink or use drugs is a temptation no one fresh out of an inpatient facility should face.
Strength in Numbers with Peer Support
Peer support plays an enormous role in sobriety. While living in transitional housing, residents have the chance to cohabitate with like-minded individuals, all doing their best to hold on to sobriety. They also learn to reconnect with society while living among peers experiencing similar situations. They say birds of a feather flock together? Well then, sober people have a better chance of staying sober together.
Accountability and Responsibility
Luxury sober living means that accountability is on the daily menu and that those who stay in an SLH must follow the rules. Having accountability and responsibility for your actions is a large part of learning life is less what a person wants to do—and more of what is good for the community and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Rules may include:
- A reasonable curfew.
- Participating in house chores.
- Paying rent.
- You are making your bed and keeping your living space clean.
- Finding and keeping a job.
- Quiet hours.
- Random drug testing.
Residents in sober living homes are often required to participate in 12-step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The majority of them require residents to reach a weekly quota for meetings. Attendance will help build fellowships with others to provide them with the emotional support required to be sober.
After completing the residential addiction treatment, your decisions for a convenient living environment include sober living homes and your former home.
What does SLH entail?
a sober living home is dedicated to a drug-free life that consists of the following elements:
- A drug-free environment: The primary rules in sober homes promote a living space without drug and alcohol use.
- Focus on social support: most homes have indoor meeting groups to build union and solidarity among their residents. The essential culture of a sober home also promotes mutual support.
- House rules: SLHs have rules that mainly consist of doing chores or participating in house meetings.
These rules introduce the essence of accountability and structured day-to-day living.
- Rent and living cost responsibility: residents pay rent and buy groceries as they would at their own home. Moreover, they need to have a source of income to cover these costs.
America´s Sober Living Campus is a premier recovery center in beautiful Arizona. Please call us at 866-668-9624 to learn more about our facilities.