We feel that our approach to the disease of addiction is completely realistic, for the therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. We feel that our way is practical, for one addict can best understand and help another addict.”

– Narcotics Anonymous – Blue Book

CREATING MEANINGFUL SOBER RELATIONSHIPS

For people who go straight back to home life after in-patient treatment, the risk of feeling isolated and alone is significantly increased. However, in a sober living facility, you won’t have to worry about being alone. One of the most important benefits of sober living facilities is the relationships you’ll build. You’ll be living alongside people who understand what you’re going through because they too are in recovery.

 

The level of camaraderie found when living with like-minded people who prioritize recovery is enormously beneficial to recovering addicts. The relationships you build in sober living can become a pillar of support for the rest of your lifelong recovery journey. You’ll meet people who are there for you when things get tough or when cravings happen. The relationships you forge in a sober living house will help you hold yourself accountable for your sobriety.

DEVELOPING KEY LIFE SKILLS

When someone is suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, their other obligations often fade into the background. Things like healthy eating, punctuality and reliability, personal hygiene, financial responsibility and home maintenance are all skills that might be out of practice. A sober living home assists with providing the structure you need to re-learn these skills.

 

In a sober living house, there is less pressure from the outside world and more structure that is implemented at a manageable pace, allowing you to rebuild your life and learn how to be held accountable to your peers as well as yourself. Whether it’s a simple chore like washing the dishes or a more stressful task like finding a job, you’ll have a safe environment to build your personal responsibility. You won’t be alone in the process, and you will have the support of other residents as you all work on regaining your independence together.

DECREASED RISK OF RELAPSE

While the coping skills you learned in treatment are important, sometimes a safe environment can help you more effectively manage your triggers. The type of environment offered at a sober living home can drastically lower your risk of relapse. Free from the pressures and triggers found in your previous environment, you’ll have the freedom to heal and focus on your healing.

 

There are no drugs or alcohol allowed and other residents will be counting on you. There is less time to dwell on cravings when you’re focused on daily chores and responsibilities. Being part of a sober living home can help you see that you can get through normal days without drinking or using drugs. These are just a few of the aspects of a sober living house that helps shield you from the triggers that may be experienced in the living space you occupied prior to entering recovery.

ESTABLISHING A STRONG FOUNDATION IN A 12 STEP PROGRAM

Many sober living facilities require and actively encourage participation in a 12-Step Program. Working a thorough the program is crucial for long term recovery and goes a long way towards addressing some of the issues that made us drink or use in the first place.

ESTABLISHING A STRONG FOUNDATION IN A 12 STEP PROGRAM
GIVING LOVED ONES PEACE OF MIND

Alcoholism and addiction are family diseases, trust has been broken and relationships damaged. It can often take years and many amends to repair these relationships. This kind of pressure can be detrimental to someone in early recovery as they are not able to give the kind of guarantees that their loved ones require. Knowing their loved ones are in a safe, structured environment allows family and friends the time and space to recover and adjust.

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