Many families, when thinking about a change to a more sober living program, wonder what the difference might be between a residential drug rehab program and a s…
Many families, when thinking about a change to a more sober living program, wonder what the difference might be between a residential drug rehab program and a sober living program. Both types of programs offer support to the addict in recovery as well as an alternate way of helping the individual to transition back into society. There are several main differences between these two programs. One major difference is that one is for the addict and one is for the family. Other main differences include cost and proximity to other services.
Residential drug rehab programs offer a form of short term support for an addict during their recovery from alcohol and drugs. The centers can also offer additional services such as group gyms, lectures, nutritional counseling, private showers, private rooms, and 24-hour support via telephone and web support. Many sober living facilities also offer a transitional living program for those who have completed their inpatient treatment and now wish to transition back into the community. The transitional homes often house the patient until they are ready to enter the independent living program.
Most sober living homes offer extensive support and resources for the families of addicts and the individuals looking to recover. These facilities can also provide a transition plan for family members who have been confronted with the need to commit to a long-term care facility. In some cases, families are offered options for drug testing or other forms of in-house intervention. Addiction treatment centers tend to offer more direct, hands-on treatment for patients who have already entered recovery and have completed a detoxification period. Detoxification helps individuals cope with the side effects of their addiction, while they work toward their recovery.