The philosophy behind the Behavior Systems is to provide an environment that provides choices in a person’s life, this is accomplished by helping a person to ma…
The philosophy behind the Behavior Systems is to provide an environment that provides choices in a person’s life, this is accomplished by helping a person to make choices that are in their best interest, but still ones that will be in alignment with their core values. Some of the choices that are made in the transitional living homes can be as simple as deciding to move into a new neighborhood, or as complex as finding employment. As the systems are designed to assist a person in their journey to becoming sober, they do not simply remove all choices from the lifestyle. The key to this philosophy is in the transitional elements of each environment, such as the house, the community, and the transitional facility.
The transitional area in Southwest Sober Living in Tucson, Arizona is the house. There are many choices in housing within this area including single family homes, duplexes, apartments, row homes, and mobile homes, among others. Within each of these there are ample choices for which type of dwelling will work best for a particular person. This is because there is a wide range in what people need in a home, and which type of dwelling will fit their personality.
Many of the residents who have received the Southwest Sober Living Program at the transitional living center in Tucson have found their new home to be a welcome change from their previous one. These individuals have reported having more social interaction with other people in the program than they did prior to moving. They also report having less stress in their lives, as well as being able to maintain a healthier physical and mental state. In many cases, people find that when they return home to their previous living situations, it was not because they wanted it; it was because they did not like it. The so called SWSOber Living program was designed to give individuals looking for a change a chance to evaluate how their previous lifestyle has negatively impacted them, and decide whether or not they want to go back.