When it comes to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment program, what many individuals do not realize is that there is an option known as “sober living.” I…
When it comes to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment program, what many individuals do not realize is that there is an option known as “sober living.” In general, yes. In fact, most individuals who have been sober for any length of time to decide to move in with others who have also experienced some or all of the same challenges that they face. In addition to being able to provide a safe haven for a person with addictions, a sober living home offers an individualized approach to living life. This means that the rehab center can provide one on one counseling, but the individual is still responsible for their own daily activities and family responsibilities.
In general, there are four main types of sober living homes: at-risk, transitional, intermittent, and standard. At-risk simply means that the resident has a history of experiencing relapses (or return to an addiction). Transitional usually happens after the resident has gone through at least one relapse, and the goal is to help the individual to establish a sense of stability and “recovery.”
Intermittent is where the resident has the option to be housed at home by themselves and/or with other members of their family while in treatment. Standard is very similar to at-risk status, but they are more directed towards an out-patient atmosphere. The last main type of sober living home is independent living, which allows the individual to live on their own, but is still under the supervision of a professional staff. As you can see, there is a wide range of options available for those in need of a rehab center’s services. What is most important is that the right program is chosen for each person; the longer the individual goes without treatment, the more likely they will return to their previous state.