Sober living homes provide the safety and accountability for sober men and women to rebuild their lives and continue their path of recovery. Typically, individuals will choose to live in a sober living home after completion of a detox or residential program. Many clients will participate in an Outpatient Program while living in a sober living environment as well. The level of support and community that sober living homes provide allow individuals to maintain the progress that they’ve achieved during the treatment process.
A sober living is a home where men and women have the opportunity to live in a healthy, safe, and alcohol/drug free environment, usually after completing treatment at an inpatient facility. It is a step-down from residential treatment for men and women transitioning from treatment back in their everyday lives. Trying to determine the appropriate next step after inpatient treatment can be a challenge, as there are a variety of different options. The steps you take to treat addiction after inpatient treatment is known as “aftercare”. Creating an effective aftercare plan is critical for the continued success of the client, and choosing a sober living that is the right fit is a fundamental part of many of these plans. Remember that every single sober living is unique in the degree of they provide, and the inclusive and optional amenities include in the home. Sober living homes provide a community of people committed to living clean and sober, together.
Benefits of Sober Living
There is ample evidence to support sober living as an effective way for addicts to maintain abstinence over the long-term. One study published in The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2010 showed positive longitudinal outcomes for 300 individuals in two different sober living homes. Improvements were noted among participants in the reduction in drug and alcohol use, a reduction in arrests, a lessening of psychiatric symptoms, and increased employment. Factors that contributed to these outcomes were the social network that was utilized, including more involvement in 12-step meetings and a community that was largely free of drug and alcohol use.
Structure: Trust & Accountability
Sober living residences provide varying levels of structure for their clients. This set of rules and the intensity of involvement in the planning of residents’ daily lives is meant to help newly sober clients build a life free of drugs, alcohol, and the suffering of addiction. It is with the continual support and structure of these homes that clients can free themselves from their addictive tendencies, and find the stability to continue forward in recovery.
While no two sober livings are the same, most offer a gradual and deliberate increase in a client’s independence and personal responsibility. Developing independence through accountability and honesty is integral to an individual’s success in sobriety. Transcend Recovery Community’s is commited to helping our client’s create success through dedicated and unconditional accountability and support. Ultimately, this process can serve to be profoundly liberating for those seeking to live and thrive free from the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Transcend Recovery Community offers a robust community of clients, alumni, and staff, high engagement with clients, and a high staff-to-client ratio so that residents feel comfortable, safe, and cared for during their individual processes of recovery Transcend’s highly experienced staff provide the expertise, guidance, and understanding for residents to build a rich and meaningful life of sobriety
The Support of a Community
Living in a sober community is a chance to cultivate new, positive relationships with people that are also on the journey toward recovery Many battling dependence on drugs and alcohol find themselves isolated and alone, often without many meaningful friendships, while relationships with family and significant others are strained from the stress of addiction. During the recovery process, individuals are able develop connections and bonds with other residents as they continue to grow and heal in recovery. Community and lack of social isolation are just some of the benefits people receive from sober living homes.
There is real power in being a member of a community of like-minded individuals, all striving to improve themselves. Sober living is one important way to build a network of people you can rely on to sustain, and celebrate, a life of recovery.
Comfort: A Lifestyle Choice
Different sober living’s offers varying comforts and luxuries that may help you determine the sober living program that is right for you. The services provided, and the amenities offered at a particular sober living, along with the living quarters themselves, are often what determine the cost.
Transcend’s recovery community offers sobering living homes in Los Angeles, California, New York, New York, and Houston, Texas which such amenities as healthy, chef-prepared meals, spacious houses near beaches, shopping, and cultural hotspots, membership to a local gym, transportation to and from recovery related activities, 24/7 on-call staff with personal experience in recovery, and a variety of experiential sessions such as yoga, art, surfing lessons, boxing, camping and hiking, and introduction to recovery oriented programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Refuge Recovery, Buddhist Mindfulness, and SMART Recovery.
Transcend’s sober living is committed to helping men and women create meaningful lives, as a part of a community of people dedicated to transforming their own lives and the lives of those around them. We’re helping people learn to help themselves through a journey of rediscovery and camaraderie, support, and growth. There is no better way to begin improving your life, and to do it comfortably and happily, surrounded by people who understand your journey. Call the recovery specialists at Transcend today at 800-208-1211 and see how joining the Transcend community can change your life.