Information about Sober Living in Burien Washington
In my last article I discussed how to find sober living facilities in Burien Washington. Today I will talk about some of the specific differences between so-called “sober” living facilities and what they offer. The difference between what many call “sober living” and what they call” transitional living facilities” is actually quite vast, and depends on the type of treatment center one is looking for. This article explores this broad topic and provides specific examples that can help you determine the type of treatment center that best fits your unique needs.
What is transitional living in general terms? Transitional Living is a non-denominational residential program designed to assist people in recovery from alcoholism and other addictions by allowing them to live in an apartment or other residential setting while attending ongoing Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. These programs are run by trained counselors who provide individualized counseling, group therapy, and education to help their clients stay sober. The client will typically have achieved sobriety several years before reaching transitional living facilities, and will then be invited to live with another resident in an apartment for a short period of time as part of their treatment. Many transitional living facilities are supported by religious or community services in an effort to help their residents’ transition to a more healthy lifestyle.
As was covered in the first article of this series, there are a number of ways to find transitional living facilities. If you are trying to find a local program, check the yellow pages of your telephone book or try searching the Internet. If you prefer anonymity, search online using a reputable search engine such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, or AOL, or look in your local phone book under “transitional living facility.” Whatever method you choose, keep in mind that inpatient treatment can be very expensive, while outpatient treatment may not require any out-of-pocket expense.