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Sober Living Homes and Halfway Houses Near Me

Sober living homes provide safety, shelter, and an opportunity to continue working on your recovery. This page will help you learn more about sober living homes and halfway houses, and what they can offer.
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What Are Sober Living Homes?

Sober living homes are group homes for those recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Most of these homes are privately owned, although some group homes are owned by businesses and may even be owned by charity organizations. Sober living housing is usually located in quiet areas to help ensure a peaceful environment for individuals in early recovery.

People who reside in sober living facilities can usually come and go as they please as long as they follow certain rules. For example, sober living houses may require residents to be home by a certain time or to go to work during the day. Residents may also be subject to periodic drug testing to demonstrate ongoing sobriety.

What to Expect at a Sober Living Home

Sober living homes often have certain similarities, including the ability to come and go as you choose. There are rules that residents are expected to follow during their time at a sober living home, one of the most important being that they are sober and commit to remaining sober while there. Additionally, sober living house rules may include a curfew, helping around the house, and attending group meetings.

Sober residences allow individuals to continue working on their recovery after they have completed inpatient addiction treatment while easing back into their regular lives. They have the opportunity to begin resuming their regular responsibilities and duties with increased independence while staying somewhere that provides additional support and a safe environment for their sobriety.

Benefits of Living in a Sober Home

Individuals staying in sober living homes experience many benefits, including:

  • Avoiding isolation.
  • Being held accountable.
  • Agreeing to and following rules.
  • Increased responsibility.
  • Support and friendship from others sharing the same experience.
  • Encouragement to continue rehab through outpatient treatment or support groups.
  • An environment removed from substance abuse triggers.
  • Independence while still providing structure.
  • Time to transition back to regular life rather than jumping right back in.

How Much Does Sober Living Cost?

Prices vary, but most of the time it costs about the same as it would cost to live in a modest apartment or home. Sober-living residents must pay rent each month. Residents must pay rent on time, but they do not have to pay first and last month’s rent. They also do not have to pay for utilities in most sober homes.

Living in a halfway house is generally cheaper than living in a residential rehab because the staff provides fewer services. Residents may be encouraged to attend 12-step program meetings regularly and may have to periodically meet with a therapist while living at a sober living home, but intensive SUD therapy sessions are not part of the daily operations of a sober living home. This helps bring the cost down.

Is a Sober Living Home Right for Me?

If you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, a sober living home may be the right solution. These special living situations help residents stay sober by keeping expectations high and giving them support while allowing them to resume normal activities such as working or going to school. Residents can also get support from one another in the house and make new friends who are committed to sobriety.

Sober living homes are not for everybody; some people may need to go through detox or rehab before they can successfully live in a sober environment. However, these homes provide a supportive place to transition from an addictive lifestyle to one of sobriety and responsibility. People who have gotten sober and want to stay that way should consider moving into a halfway house or other group home dedicated to sober living. Living in this type of home can aid sobriety and make it more likely that recovering addicts will remain in recovery for the long term.

Finding the Best Sober Living Home Near Me

If you want to find the best sober living home near you, it’s important to carefully consider different options as each home is structured differently and usually has its own house rules. The best home for your individual needs might be one that is worth traveling for.

Depending on your location, you may find there is not an appropriate home near or local to you. However, if there are appropriate homes nearby, consider the pros and cons of local versus traveling out of state. Our rehab directory can help you search through facilities that help provide sober living homes throughout the United States. Some popular states include California, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas.

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