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5 Benefits of Sober Living for Women

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Widespread studies have demonstrated numerous benefits for women who enter a sober living home after addiction treatment. At Rockland Recovery, our team offers sober living home programs for women in the Rockland, Massachusetts, area who would like to continue their recovery journey in a structured environment.

If you or a woman in your life is ready to embrace recovery at a women’s rehab center, our team is standing by to help. Contact Rockland Recovery today by completing our online contact form or calling 855.732.4842 for more detailed information about our sober living homes and how they benefit women.

5 Benefits of Sober Living for Women

1. Maintaining Continuous Structure After Rehab

Research shows that sober living homes provide necessary structure, an often overlooked component of recovery success. Many individuals struggling with addiction require additional support after rehab before returning to their daily lives. Statistically, women are more likely to have no available option other than returning to a hostile living situation that threatens their sobriety.

A sober living program provides the housing and other benefits that bolster success between rehab completion and life beyond rehab. That’s why they are considered transitional living. Your time in sober living for women is the bridge between your addiction and sobriety. Complying with the responsibilities and expectations of a sober living home community helps prepare our female clients to return to their communities.

2. Provides a Drug and Alcohol-Free Environment

The sober living homes for women at Rockland Recovery provide women with a practical option for a safe, drug-free environment they can call home. Not only can living outside of rehab trigger the previous stressors that drove a woman to drink, but there are also increased opportunities to be tempted by drugs and alcohol. A sober living program offers the same medication and alcohol-free environment that rehab provides.

3. Accountability Program Participation Requirements

While sober living homes offer more freedom than rehab, residents will often have specific participation requirements, such as mandated 12-step meetings as a condition of their residency. Participation in group therapy and 12-step accountability programs is usually a reliable predictor of recovery success.

4. Women Can Stay as Long as Needed

While many rehab programs have strict policies regarding the amount of time a client can participate, typically sober living homes are flexible and understand the recovery timetable. Some people take longer than others to acclimate to life outside of rehab. Staying as long as necessary helps women in recovery continue working toward their sobriety goals in a safe, substance-free environment without the added pressure of having to move out before they’re ready.

5. Provides Access to a Network of Peers

Some women may not have a robust social support system back at home. In a sober living home, they can build lasting connections with like-minded peers. Women in sober living homes often share similar goals and emphasize healthy living. Living with and getting to know other women on a similar path can help you succeed in your sobriety.

Can Sober Living for Women Help You?

Only you know if a sober living home is suitable for you. If you’ve recently completed a rehab program and feel like you need added support during this transition,  a sober living home might be just the right fit. There may be periods outside of rehab where you feel insecure about your sobriety and vulnerable to relapse. This is another situation when a sober living home for women might be the best choice. If you’ve come to a crossroads in recovery or feel like you will benefit from living around women with similar struggles, you’ll likely benefit from a sober living home for women.

Choose Rockland Recovery’s Sober Living for Women

If you’d like to continue your recovery journey without any breaks in your treatment or need to resume a treatment program that will help you maintain your sobriety, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Reach out to our Rockland Recovery team today by filling out our online form or calling 855.732.4842 for information about rehab for women.

Medical Reviewer Kate Perfetti, LADC II

Medically Reviewed by Kate Perfetti, LADC II

Kate is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the field of substance abuse for the last nine years. At Rockland Recovery, Kate works to provide resources to the local community and engage and progress Rockland Recovery’s alumni program.


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