Learn About Sober Living Homes
A clean, safe environment with support – bridging the gap from rehab to the return home.
The sober living movement began on the West Coast in the United States and has spread around the country. Sober homes and communities provide much more than other transitional living environments. Many of them are structured around 12-step programs and sound recovery methodologies.
Many sober homes are also certified or governed by Sober Living Coalitions or networks. Residents are often required to participate in outpatient services, take drug tests and show demonstrably that they are taking important steps toward long-lasting recovery.
Sober Living Homes for Recovering Addicts
Features of Sober Living
Experienced addiction treatment providers largely agree that remaining in sober living/aftercare following treatment can result in substantially improved results. However, not all sober homes are created equal. Residences utilizing a higher level of structure tend to see dramatically improved results in terms of fostering long-term sobriety.
In some cases, sober living homes will contract with licensed drug rehab centers and therapists as a means for providing an even greater level of care. Most sober living houses emphasize the importance of accountability and responsibility. Men and women who struggle with the disease of addiction are treated to a more stable environment and have a chance to learn how to readapt to everyday life without substance use.
Sober living programs generally range from 3- to 6-month stays, although some may offer a longer amount of time. Anyone who has struggled with addiction to heroin, cocaine, alcohol, methamphetamine or prescription drugs can benefit from a sober living environment to better learn how to achieve long-term sobriety.
Sober Living Costs and Advantages
Most sober living homes take insurance. However, what you need to know is whether your insurance company covers sober living programs, how much is covered, and whether you will be responsible for copays and a deductible.
To start the process and find out what these costs will be:
- Talk to your insurance provider.
- Request information from a professional addiction resource (such as Fight Addiction Now).
- Ask the specific sober living house you are interested in.
Some advantages of residing in a sober living house or community include:
What is Sober Living FAQs
Do you have additional questions about sober living programs and accommodations? Want to compare this form of recovery to inpatient and outpatient treatment? Read through the following frequently asked questions and our answer to each to learn even more about this recovery concept:
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