Staying in a sober living home is a great option for people looking to stay clean once they become sober.
While rehab is great for getting clean and taking that much needed break to work on personal matters, many times it just isn’t enough to stay clean during everyday life.
Sober living homes are a great transition from rehab to give you the tools you need and help you live more independently without the use of narcotics.
What is a Sober Living Home?
A sober living home provides you with a safe, peaceful environment usually alongside other’s that are also recovering from addiction.
Although you may need to be home by a certain time or take random drug tests, the goal of a sober living home is to help you become responsible for yourself. Therefore, compared to rehab centers, there is much more freedom to come and go as you please.
Benefits of sober living homes may include:
- Organized meetings
- A safe, drug free environment
- Help finding work if needed
- Connections to outpatient recovery programs
- Empowers and supports your journey to become free from substances
- Provides the time and support needed to restructure your life, free from your old environment that may not have been as healthy
- Coordinated in a thoughtful way to help you with recovery
Are sober living homes actually effective?
Yes, there is anecdotal and empirical evidence that sober living houses actually make a significant difference. People that reside in sober living homes generally have better results and are able to stay sober more consistently and for longer periods of time with a lower rate of relapse.
Tharros Sober Living House in Boston Massachusetts
Tharros offers a highly supportive version of sober living, which includes an extensive peer support model. To learn what’s different about Tharros, view our Tharros Experience Page.