Individuals coming out of rehabilitation facilities can be assured of support and structured daily living activities when entering a sober living home. These homes are not a treatment or detox center and do not administer medication or have psychological services.
Individuals will learn life skills in a supportive environment to become productive within society and live a healthy life. Adjusting back into real life can be frustrating to some individuals. Sober home living will teach the individual how to maintain sobriety once they return to their family environment. Many will need to cope with family and friends who still drink or do drugs. The individual is taught what triggers to avoid and make sound choices for him or herself. Residents learn to establish a healthy structured routine and a lifestyle that is responsible to themselves and others.Some facilities are designed for the individual to make the transition from detox facilities to a home setting that specializes in allowing the person to fully relax and regain their confidence in themselves and returning to their normal life. These types of facilities provide peaceful settings where the individual can walk around the property, meditate, join in on group activities or just sit and read by themselves. They give each resident the incentive to strive for a better lifestyle and sober living once they return home.Individuals are taught how to rebuild relationships though interpersonal skills and spiritual growth. Relationship building is a big part of the recovery. Many individuals have broken relationships that need to be fostered in order for the person to return home. Group sessions will give the individual the strength to admit his or her wrong doings and stress the positives that come out of recovering. A safe and nurturing environment will help residents to heal and become a productive part of society. Sober housing facilities provide an individual with the time and support needed to transform their old life into a better life for themselves and loved ones.Other facilities will require the resident to be a part of society by working or attending school. Sober living homes are not Halfway Houses; they are homes with rules that help reinforce the individual’s commitment to recovery. There are no dugs on the premises and residents go through random drug testing as required. All residents must be employed, looking for employment or be enrolled in school. Rent and bills must be paid on time with the exception of those who are disabled. Disabled residents will help around the house or grounds and as much as they are able. All residents are also required to attend AA or NA meetings. No violence, harassment, sexual activity or absenteeism is tolerated. Residents will also have a curfew in which they must abide by for the safety of all residents.The homes are set up for females or males and each member must have good grooming habits. All residents will have chores to be done in the home. The residents will be helped in personal growth and rebuilding their lives back into society.