The purpose of a substance abuse treatment program is to prepare someone for a sober lifestyle once their treatment is complete. However, many clients experience challenges when going rehab back into their daily life. Sober living can help with the transition by providing a bridge that allows someone to go back to their life at home or work at their own pace.
A sober living program can include men’s and women’s community housing, full amenities, continued therapy, support groups, and even resources for finding a new job. They are especially valuable for individuals who are hesitant to return to a volatile or unstable home environment. They are also ideal for individuals who are at a higher risk of relapsing after rehab.
Continued Support and Guidance
In a sober living home, you are surrounded by dedicated staff and peers who are also on the path to recovery. Therefore, you get the support and encouragement you need to maintain your sobriety. Once you get out of rehab, you may experience some of the same triggers and cravings you had before you went into detox. Being a part of a sober living community gives you the strength you need to overcome these temptations. You receive continued support in the following ways:
- Ongoing individual therapy
- Support groups
- Day-to-day interaction with positive people
- Alumni programs
- Holistic therapy and activities
If you are going through a period of uncertainty or anxiety about your recovery, there is always someone you can talk to. People can offer advice and encouragement as needed. When you are part of a sober living program, you never have to feel like you are alone on the path to recovery.
A Structured Environment
One of the reasons you fell into addiction was because your life spiraled out of control. Getting help at an addiction treatment center helped you regain your sense of stability and structure in your life. However, when you re-enter the world, you may get thrown back into chaotic situations that can derail your recovery efforts.
Sober living puts you in a more structured environment that helps you maintain your discipline and resolve to stay sober. Sober living homes often impose rules and guidelines that you must follow to remain in the home. These guidelines also promote healthy living and a structured way of life that you need while transitioning back into your life.
Newfound Independence One Step at a Time
One of your personal goals should be to regain your freedom and independence in a life free from drugs and alcohol. However, independence can be intimidating at first. You are just now learning how to function without substance abuse. Sober living helps you to become independent one step at a time without rushing back into your home and work life.
Each day, you learn a new skill or gain a sense of confidence in your life that you never felt when you were drunk or high all the time. Sober living homes give you the freedom to find a job, go shopping, prepare your meals, spend time with family, and even socialize. The more you take advantage of your independence, the fast you can move forward with your life.
Learn More About Sober Living at Amatus Recovery Centers
Do you need help transitioning back into your daily life after rehab? If so, sober living offers a solution that can get you back on your feet. We offer sober living homes as a part of our drug addiction treatment program. To find out more about getting connected with a sober living program, contact Amatus Recovery Centers at 833.631.0525. We can help you get on the road to recovery.