Sober Living is a Bridge to Long-Term Recovery
Once a client has been discharged from treatment and is prepared to go home to their community, it is always suggested to join a sober living program first. In this way, clients have the opportunity to ease back into their busy lives. All clients should progress at their own pace in recovery and transitional sober living provides this opportunity. It is one of the safest, healthiest, and smartest way to make the switch from rehab to their home life as it reduces the risk for addiction relapse.
Sober Living Does the Recovery Good
Clients can remain in sober living for prolonged periods of time, if needed, and are free to resume daily routines such as working, shopping and school. Although the client has autonomy, they still have a sense of responsibility that they would not otherwise have. Sober living also helps clients practice positive habits and fosters good decision making, both of which are vital for long-term sobriety.
A sober living program can also support clients with locating jobs and transportation. If there are concerns about being able to live on your own directly following rehab, or just for extra precaution, consider a sober living program as your best alternative for long-term recovery.
Sober Living is All About the Team
Sober living offers the obvious benefit of a drug and alcohol-free environment. There is an unsung advantage, however, in the form of friendship and fellowship. Studies have found that those with a strong support network have a greater chance of remaining abstinent from alcohol and drugs. Community networks are an integral part of sober living. As housemates, you can offer support to one another and provide each other with a boost when they need it most. A sober living friend will provide you with ample support, whether it's a hard day or cheering on a sobriety achievement. It's reassuring to hear people who share your same, exact goals! Newcomers usually receive support from those who have already have some time in recovery.