Sober Living

Zoe Behavioral Health Will Help You Find Sober Living Arrangements

Your recovery doesn’t end the moment you complete a rehab program. Instead, you need to continue working towards your long-term sobriety goals as you start to transition back into the real world. Doing so will significantly increase your chances of sustaining the progress that you’ve made thus far.

To facilitate this, many patients who are recovering from substance abuse choose to live in sober living homes. If you’re interested in doing so, Zoe Behavioral Health can help. Keep reading to learn more about sober living and how we can get you set up with it.

What is a Sober Living Home?

A sober living home is a place where patients who are recovering from substance abuse live for a period of time. These facilities are also sometimes called “halfway houses” due to their being halfway between rehab and the freedom of the real world.

Sober living homes differ from rehab centers in several important ways. For example, rehab facilities offer much more intensive programming than do sober living homes. Typically those who live in a sober living home are able to come and go as they please. However, residents usually need to follow a handful of rules, which are designed to protect their sobriety.

What Types of Rules Do Sober Living Homes Have?

The exact rules of a sober living home will vary from facility to facility. That is, of course, except for the rule that all residents of sober living homes must maintain their sobriety. This requirement is typically enforced by mandatory drug tests, which must be taken at set intervals, randomly, or both.

Some sober living homes also have rules that cover the schedules that residents must live their lives by. For example, one home may mandate that all residents leave the home during the day to work at a job. Another might institute a curfew that requires all residents to be at the house by a certain time in the night.

Why Are Sober Living Homes Valuable?

If you’ve just committed rehab, it can feel daunting to commit to following the rules of a sober living home. However, doing so could be the key to transitioning your recovery to the real world.

Rehab takes place in a highly controlled environment. In it, most patients have virtually no choice but to maintain their sobriety and work towards their long-term recovery goals. When that structure is eliminated from a patient’s recovery process, the freedom can overwhelm them.

This is why experts often recommend sober living homes to individuals who have just completed rehab. They provide residents with more freedom than they had in rehab but not so much freedom as to overwhelm them completely.

What’s Living in a Sober Living Home Like?

The nature of the time that you spend in a sober living home will depend on the home you choose. Some utilize a more restrictive philosophy that requires residents to carefully follow certain rules. These can be a good option for people who believe that they would benefit from having additional structure during this phase of their recovery process.

Other sober living homes have fewer restrictions. These can be almost identical to what your life would have been like at home. For example, some sober living homes allow you to come and go as you please and to spend as much time as you need on your daily tasks and responsibilities.

It’s also important to point out that most sober living homes have group meetings that must be attended every so often. These can take place as little as once or twice a week or as often as every day. Group meetings give you the chance to interact with your housemates and to benefit from their support as you continue working towards your long-term sobriety goals.

Finding a Sober Living Home

In busy regions like Southern California, there are many different sober living homes for individuals to choose from. These range from the ultra-luxurious to the budget. With so many options, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which sober living home is the best fit for your unique recovery needs.

That’s where Zoe Behavioral Health comes in. We can connect you with a local sober living facility that’s perfect for your goals. We’re substance abuse recovery experts who know how to provide high-quality and personalized recommendations to a diverse range of patients. You can rely on us to find the best local sober living facility for you.

How Much Do Sober Living Homes Cost?

The cost of living at a sober living home will vary considerably from facility to facility. For example, some homes offer added services that will drive up the price of your stay. Others offer only the bare minimum and may not provide you with the support necessary to get the most out of your recovery.

Zoe Behavioral Health can help you find a middle path. We connect our patients with local sober living facilities that cost just $1,000 per month for room and board. That’s less than what you would pay for just a bedroom in many parts of Southern California.

Call Us Today to Learn More

Spending some time in a sober living facility could be just what you need to take the next step towards your recovery goals. These homes provide added structure and support that can help you transition your recovery out of rehab and into the real world.

If you think that you’d like to live in a sober living home, then why wait to get started? You can begin the process today by contacting Zoe Behavioral Health directly. Our experts are standing by to provide you with a personalized sober living home recommendation that’s based on your unique needs. You can reach one now by calling us at (949) 309-2227.

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