What is Sober Living?
There is more to the question, “What is sober living?” than just abstaining from drugs and alcohol. It involves a willingness to live one day at a time and saying yes to actively pursuing a purpose in life. Here at Casa Nuevo Vida, we know that sober living does not happen overnight. However, it becomes easier when you are in an environment that is supportive of your recovery. Casa Nuevo Vida recovery homes are warm, nurturing places–ideal for people who are looking to start or continue a sober life.
Maintaining sobriety is not easy. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it also requires the right environment for successful sobriety. When someone in recovery gets out of rehab, they often struggle to maintain their sobriety if they head straight back into their old lives.
This is where sober living houses come in. A sober living house is a great place for patients to begin their sober recovery process after they get out of rehab.
Having completed a stay in a rehabilitation center is something to be proud of. While there is reason to be proud, it is also the most difficult part of recovery. Transitioning from rehab to home is in fact the most treacherous part of the journey, because it means potentially going back to familiar temptations.
During rehabilitation, patients are surrounded by people who share similar goals for sobriety. There are people to talk to, and support is always available. There are very few responsibilities so that patients can focus on their goal of being sober. A rehab environment fosters a completely sober life by surrounding patients with everything they need and protecting them from temptation and triggers.
However, this is not the case in the real world. Once treatment ends, it can be difficult to be out on your own without the support you’ve become accustomed to.
A Sober Living Home vs. a Rehab Center
A sober living home is not the same as a rehab center. Rehabilitation centers offer intensive programs that follow strict rules. A sober living home is an option for those who have just completed a stay in rehab and want to continue receiving sobriety support, those who are not comfortable with the idea of staying in a rehabilitation center or those who simply cannot afford the cost associated with rehab.