Transitioning back into normal life after completing an addiction recovery program can be challenging. In a recovery program, your environment is structured and you are surrounded by people who have the same goal in mind. It can be utterly shocking to return home with mounting responsibilities and potential triggers. Sober living homes are substance-free residences for people who have recently completed an addiction recovery program and are looking for a safe, supportive environment before moving home. This type of residence is a great sober living option and often provides services such as therapy, job and education support, and a welcoming community.
Reach out to Rockland Recovery via 855.732.4842 today to learn more about our sober living program.
Benefits of Sober Living Homes
A sober living home helps people in recovery learn how to live sober outside of an inpatient facility. This environment allows clients to integrate into the surrounding community and work while being supported by a group of professionals and like-minded sober peers. Although addiction treatment programs teach clients coping mechanisms and tools, sober living, once they have returned home, can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Sober living homes offer solutions to these challenges, as well as provide additional services such as therapy. The top five benefits of sober living homes include an easier transition back into normal life, a safe and structured environment, learning accountability, a supportive community, and a lower relapse risk after treatment.
Eases the Transition
Reentering society after being treated in an addiction recovery program can be overwhelming. Sober living homes help alleviate the stress of relapsing, provide clients with job and education support, and allow clients to take the time to focus on their recovery. In these residences, clients have constant access to peer and professional support to help them through even the most difficult of days.
Safe and Structured Environment
A major stressor for clients exiting an addiction treatment program is their home life. Unfortunately, many people do not have a home that is safe or structured enough to support their recovery. Sober living homes provide clients with a safe, clean, and highly structured environment that encourages a healthy, substance-free life. For clients without a stable home life, these residences allow them to hold a job and find stable housing to move into after leaving the sober living home.
Sober living homes are not a place without chores and responsibilities. Most homes require clients to participate in daily chores, meetings, work or attend school, and attend therapy. In these residences, other people are depending on you and you are depending on them. For clients in recovery, accountability is a key factor in maintaining sobriety. Learning accountability helps clients find motivation, empathy, and self-importance.
After becoming sober, many people realize that their social group is not helpful for their overall health. In a sober living home, clients build strong, sober relationships that last a lifetime. Peers can offer each other coping tips, social skills, and emotional support that people who are not sober may not be able to provide. A supportive community motivates clients to be their best selves and helps bolster long-term sobriety.
Lowers Relapse Risk
Attending a sober living home after completing an addiction recovery program has been shown to lower the risk of relapse after treatment. In addition to the four benefits discussed, access to constant professional help, therapy, and other services offered at a sober living home provide clients with the ability to identify and cope with triggers to maintain sobriety. These residences give clients in recovery the opportunity to experience sober life in a safe, supportive setting so they are fully prepared for the return home.
Learn How to Live Sober with Rockland Recovery
Transitioning back into regular life after a recovery program can be intimidating. At Rockland Recovery, we are committed to making this process as smooth as possible. Although recovering from addiction is never easy, a sober living home provides clients with the space and time they need to succeed.
Rockland Recovery has sober living homes across eastern Massachusetts in Dorchester, Milton, and Rockland. Our clients receive a variety of services, including clean and spacious living areas, on-site therapy, and group meetings. Learn more about our sober living program by calling 855.732.4842.