Sober Living

A sober living home is meant to serve as a safe haven for recovering addicts to reintegrate back into society. Also known as a recovery home, we allow residents to live in a controlled environment free from drugs and alcohol as our clients learn social skills for living on their own. While each home is different, various private, medical, social, and psychiatric programs are typically offered in addition.

Most sober living homes are same-sex dormitories and have a flexible admissions process. The goal is to teach recovering persons essential life skills and working knowledge so they find stability in their personal relationships, careers, and even continuing education. Normally, rent is paid through a “sliding scale” method, depending on the person and their employment/financial status or whether their health insurance covers their treatment.

After a period of successful recovery and if proven ready, residents are encouraged to move out on their own with other sober-minded roommates. A medical professional will first evaluate the resident and determine if they are healthy and fit to reenter society with minimal risk of relapsing or getting into trouble.

Top Reasons to Consider Sober Living

  • Lower Cost

    Sober living homes vary in rent. You would typically be paying the equivalent of an apartment. Rates can range from inexpensive ($100-$300 per week) to expensive (more than $2,000 per week), but most housing provides a "sliding scale" payment method to allow residents to find jobs that cover the cost of their stay.

  • Stability

    Many homes require you to attend job interviews and find work. Also, strict rules are held to ensure sobriety and stability in residents’ lives, such as chore schedules and curfews. On top of banning substances, sober living homes push for residents to find structure in their lives.

  • Set Your Own Pace

    Transitioning from rehab into society can be overwhelming for a recovering client who isn't used to making responsible decisions on their own. Sober living homes make this transition more gradual while also offering guidance. Clients can rebuild their lives at their own pace.

  • Community Support

    Some recovering addicts don’t have a safe home to return to. Sober living allows residents to make amends with loved ones as they gain stability in their lives. They also build new relationships with other sober-minded individuals who can help them maintain their recovery.

Is Sober Living Right for Me?

Sober living homes offer second chances to those who want to transform their lives and move on from their past. Addiction is a lifelong battle that requires a nurturing environment free of triggers, which, for some people, is not possible after rehab. For people who cannot return home or do not have a strong support system, sober living can help them start over without having to worry about temptations within their environment. Sober living homes are meant to serve as a stress-free residence for individuals who wish to recover from addiction and live a healthy life. These types of living arrangements are under constant supervision by healthcare professionals to ensure conditions remain safe for all residents.

Symptoms of Addiction

While sober housing is meant to be a temporary chapter in a recovering addict’s life, studies have shown that clients transitioning back into society through a sober-living home have a greater chance at sobriety than those who go through typical outpatient programs. This lies in the fact that sober living ensures that stability is achieved before a resident can leave the house. Residents go through intensive therapy, learn life skills, take educational courses, and are trained in how to find and keep a stable job. Their support circle is all striving for the same goal: to beat addiction and succeed in their recovery.