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5 Benefits of Sober Living Programs for Women

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The results of several studies indicate that there are multiple benefits for individuals that go to a sober living home after treatment. The Rockland Recovery sober living program for women in Massachusetts offers women the opportunity to continue their recovery with a number of important benefits.

Some women that complete a sober living home for women program may state their own list of benefits of going to a sober living program after completing their women’s rehab center program or a specific substance abuse treatment program. There are five benefits that all women can benefit from if they choose a sober living program rather than returning to the community immediately after treatment. These five benefits of sober living programs for women have likely helped women previously in the program continue their recovery from alcohol or other drugs as they continue their journey of sobriety and a new lifestyle.

5 Benefits of Sober Living Programs for Women

1. Maintaining the Necessary Structure to Learn to Gradually Return to the Community

Research shows that sober living homes provide the necessary structure that is often needed before clients return to the community. Women may have no other option if they return home right after completing treatment but return to the same environment they came from before completing alcohol addiction treatment, prescription drug addiction program, or other programs. A sober living program provides the housing and other benefits that are needed in a recovery journey. The structure provided may be the only structure that clients have had in recent years. Compliance with rules and other responsibilities prepares clients for returning to the community.

2. Provides a Drug and Alcohol-Free Environment

The sober living environment at Rockland Recovery allows women to avoid those temptations to drink alcohol or use other drugs. Family members may entice them with statements that they can have “just one drink” or “just one hit.” A sober living program continues the substance abuse-free environment that was provided in treatment.

3. Mandated Meetings or Other Requirements

Residents of sober living programs may have a requirement to attend 12-step meetings or other programs as a condition of their continued residency. This rule continues the sobriety requirement of inpatient or outpatient programs.

4. Residents Can Typically Stay as Long as They Wish with Rules Compliance

Halfway houses, inpatient programs, and many outpatient programs require residents to leave after they complete the treatment program. Many women are not ready to return to the community after 90 days or even after a six-month program. Another issue is that some women may have nowhere to go after treatment. Staying as long as they wish helps women in recovery continue their sobriety while having a stable living environment. It also provides the opportunity to teach responsibility and accountability through requirements such as requiring payment to reside there or having an employment requirement.

5. Provides a Strong Support System

Some women may never have had a strong support system before in their lives. A sober living program at Rockland Recovery offers support from both the staff and from peers that are also residents of the program.

Yet another benefit of the sober living program for women in Massachusetts is the strong support program alumni have even after they leave the program.

Learn More About a Sober Living Program for Women in Massachusetts Today

The first step to learning more about the Rockland Recovery sober living program is to contact us at 855.732.4842. We will walk you or your loved one through learning about all of our addiction treatment center programs and our sober living programs.

Call us today to start your recovery or to continue your recovery journey.

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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