Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sober Living or a Sober Living Home?
America’s Sober Living Homes provide individuals with a more gentle transition back to their own life outside of treatment programs. Sober living is exactly that, a life without substance abuse but instead of being reliant solely on an individual’s ability to abstain from drugs or alcohol it offers the support and supervision of medical professionals who are passionate about the success of each tenant at the home.
What’s the Difference Between Sober Living Homes and Structured Sober Living Homes?
When it comes to sober living homes, there are often certain requirements such as group therapy sessions that must be attended on a specific schedule or attendance basis. Aside from that, as long as tenants remain sober and part of the home’s community, they’ll reap the benefits of their stay. Structured sober living homes are more specific surrounding the rules of the home. Instead of check-ins throughout the week, structured homes will have daily routines that include one-on-one sessions, helping maintain the home, working on skills to help both fight addiction and find work after treatment.
What Should I Expect To Pay To Stay In a Sober Living Home?
The cost of a sober living home will depend on the location and type of amenities and programs offered at each one. Structured living homes tend to be more costly as they require additional staff and supplies to accommodate the more rigorous levels of recovery. The cost of staff, housing, transportation, food, utilities and medical resources can add up quickly, but many find that it’s still cheaper than living alone since each tenant’s costs are able to split the monthly costs of the provider.
Do Sober Living Homes Have Specific Rules?
Depending on how severe of addiction a home treats, rules can range from simply staying clean from drugs and alcohol to an hour-by-hour schedule that removes as many outside factors as possible to give individuals that need more help the chance to receive it. Outside of this, most homes will have a curfew implemented and a chore list to help keep the space clean and conducive to a clear and open mind.
Will I Be Able To Keep My Car and Job?
Being able to retain some independence through the use of a personal vehicle or through attending work is one of the key parts of a sober living home, when the time is right. Individuals who are battling severe addiction may not be allowed these options as it opens up too many possibilities of a negative impact on treatment. As each person reaches a healthy point in their recovery, the option to resume previous responsibilities such as a job or driving can be explored. It’s often the case that individuals have gotten to this point before even getting to the home as they will have already received some form of treatment in most scenarios.
How Long Do Tenants Typically Stay In a Sober Living Home?
Addiction treatment and recovery will last a lifetime as individuals will have to stay strong in the face of pressures or hard times that would have previously led them to substance abuse. By spending time in a sober living home, they can further hone their coping mechanisms and self-worth to rise above these temptations. Most stays will last between four and six months depending on the amount of help requested while those who caught their addiction early may only require as little as 30 days at the home.
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