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How to Choose a Sober House for Your Recovery

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There are many sober living homes in Massachusetts. However, finding one that’s the right fit for you isn’t as easy as just picking up the phone and making a single call. Reputation is important. So is the location. You need a sober house that suits your specific needs and serves as a functional tool during aftercare.

Rockland Recovery Centers offers transitional housing in three locations throughout Massachusetts, including Rockland, Dorchester, and Milton. We’re a reputable choice for those transitioning from addiction treatment to independent living.

Choosing Aftercare in Addiction Recovery

Aftercare includes many features. It’s that period of time after a client has completed treatment and is planning to return home to an unassisted life. Transitioning from round-the-clock care to full personal accountability is challenging for most clients. This is where a sober house becomes a valuable tool. When clients have no safe home environment, are homeless or unemployed, or simply need help to readjust to life after recovery, a transitional living arrangement can become a lifeline to sobriety. A sober house typically offers the following:

  • Saferoom and board in a drug- and alcohol-free environment
  • Access to recovery services, such as counseling
  • Peer encouragement and support
  • Focus on accountability
  • Supervision

In a sober house, clients begin re-entering life without the crutch of self-medication. You may receive help to find a job and then contribute to household expenses. You will abide by the rules of the house but will receive supervision and help when needed. There will be others living in the sober house with you who are working toward the same goals. As a result, you’ll have support and encouragement when you need it most.

The Role of Sober Living Homes in Addiction Recovery

Some clients are ready to return home after treatment. But many others are not. There are many reasons clients may need the services of sober living homes after completing treatment. For instance:

  • Clients may be fleeing abusive relationships or unsafe home environments.
  • Clients may be homeless and need help with employment and housing referrals.
  • A client may not feel “ready” to face life after recovery on their own.
  • A client may have no supportive network of healthy family and friends on which to lean.
  • Clients may be facing legal trials that require continued assistance.

It’s irresponsible for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center to force clients back into the community without continued support. An aftercare program that provides access to transitional living resources such as sober living homes is vital.

Why Choose Rockland Recovery Centers?

If you or someone you love has completed treatment for substance use disorder and feel you may be at a high risk of relapse, Rockland Recovery Centers can help. Rockland Recovery Centers offers transitional housing services in Rockland, Dorchester, and Milton, Massachusetts, to help you find the support you need. You’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations while you work on the recovery behaviors learned in treatment. Additionally, we staff our sober living homes with round-the-clock house managers who keep the facilities clean and functioning smoothly.

Choose a Sober House that Fits Your Recovery Needs

When you’re ready to transition from residential treatment to sober living, call Rockland Recovery Centers at 855.732.4842 for more information on how a sober house in Massachusetts can help you find the support you need to prevent relapse. As a resident at one of our sober houses, you’ll have access to 12-step recovery groups and weekly meetings with your sponsor. Additionally, you’ll have the freedom to work or to come and go throughout the day as you fulfill community obligations. Call us today for more information, or visit us online to view our accommodations.

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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