After completing inpatient drug treatment, the next step is to go home and return to your daily life. This can be scary for many people who’ve just completed in-patient treatment.
A supportive program won’t just ship you off once your treatment is “done”. Instead, they’ll provide an environment and place for you to recover. This place is referred to as residential sober living or a sober living house.
Sober living houses provide a safe and supportive environment for recovering addicts to stay until they’re ready to reenter their community. Here, you may practice any coping techniques you learned during rehab.
Here’s what you should know about residential sober living.
It’s not a halfway house
A halfway house is a type of sober living house. It’s similar to residential sober living in that it provides a safe, and supportive environment for recovering addicts. They provide a place for people to learn how to reintegrate into society. Halfway houses, though, often have shared rooms and fewer amenities. Halfway houses are often run by the state and have many restrictions and rules as well.
On the other hand, residential sober living is an extension of in-patient treatment. You’ll still have access to many of the amenities you became accustomed to at in-patient rehab. You’ll also have your own room, providing you the privacy you need while you recover from treatment.
It’s drug free
Sober living houses are exactly what they sound like: houses where everyone and everything is conducive to a sober lifestyle. The environment promotes sobriety by keeping the house drug and alcohol free. Residents are often penalized for bringing in substances and visitors aren’t allowed to bring in these items, either.
Sober living houses also help keep triggers, such as stress, down so you’re not tempted to turn to your previous drug of choice. All in all, residential sober living is the perfect environment for a recovering drug or alcohol abuser.
Provides the support you need
With residential sober living, you always have someone to turn to in case you need additional emotional, physical, or even medical help. As you transition back to your normal life and routine, you may experience many emotions. You don’t have to worry about being alone before you transition back into your normal life, as our staff is there to answer any questions or address any issues that may arise.
You get to practice what you’ve learned
Sober living houses are great in the sense that you get to practice all of your coping techniques in a new environment before going back home. This is why sober living houses are referred to as transitional houses, because they transition recovering addicts back into their previous life and society.
If you want to learn more about residential sober living in Houston, TX, reach out to us today. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you have – from admissions to finances. Skyward Treatment Center is open 24/7. Call (713) 835-4471 or complete our online form to get started.