Sober houses are a necessary and vital step in creating a recovery oriented support system and have become a successful part of aftercare treatment needed to attain long term recovery. Sober houses help individual's in building a solid foundation in which to re-build social skills, life skills, and prepare and help one to slowly reintegrate into society.
Many times persons who have completed a primary drug or alcohol treatment program may have anxiety, fear, and worry. They face the pressure of going back into society, and typically have just between 30 days to 6 months sober. Many contemplate going back home or seeking independent living or a roommate. Studies and research have shown and based on our own personal experience in recovery that those individuals who choose to start fresh in a new state or city and who complete a sober house have a much higher rate of sustaining long term recovery than those who do not.
Sober houses provide a safe and sober environment that helps to lighten the stress level of persons helping them move back into society. The typical length of stay at a sober house usually ranges from 90 days to 6 months depending upon a person's progress. There are many services a sober house may offer such as group therapy, individual counseling, and outpatient treatment services. Common rules and guidelines for sober housesare having a 12 step sponsor, making one 12 step meeting per day, submitting to random breathalyzer tests, drug screens, and seeking employment.
The best key aspect a sober house provides is the ability for a person to build a solid foundation and recovery support group. Often, an individual will find that by building a solid support group, he or she has laid the path to long term sobriety. In addition, the men and women in the sober house help individuals to make friends, meet new people, and make the process as smooth as possible as well as fun. There are sober houses in most every major state and city all across the United States. We are dedicated in helping you in choosing the right one that meets your needs. If you or a loved one is looking for a sober living house, we are here to help. Please call us now.