What is A Sober Living Community And What Are The Benefits?

For many recovering addicts, deciding to live in a sober living community has been a key to their sustained sobriety. They have helped countless individuals make the transition from treatment to independent living while looking for employment, attending meetings and even going to school. Understanding what a sober living community is and what the benefits are is a great way to help you or your loved one make the decision to live in a sober living community. Sober living communities are programs for recovering addicts after they leave treatment and are making the transition back into independent living. Sober living communities are supervised environments where residents are expected to follow rules, do chores and work on continued sobriety. The rules at each sober living community may vary slightly but include no drugs or alcohol, curfews, random drug and alcohol tests, involvement in 12-step meetings and more. Most are gender specific. Going to a sober living community provides structure and routine for recovering addicts while they work on their continued sobriety. Having responsibilities and structure as well as living with other like-minded individuals has helped thousands of individuals stay sober after treatment. 

There are many benefits of attending a sober living community. The first is the focus on sobriety. Being in a sober environment and continuing treatment while adjusting back to independent living is important. Sober living communities serve as a transitional period after rehab. Residents are able to live, work and begin to regain independence all while in a drug and alcohol free environment. Sober living communities also expect residents to begin to develop life skills that will make them an active and productive member of society, such as job search skills, social interactions and activities, educational classes, and more. Another benefit of attending a sober living community is the schedule. Having a daily routine and schedule along with responsibilities around the house helps residents manage their time and keep them on track.  Residents are expected to make their own meals, pay rent, share in the housework and more, helping them to prepare life after leaving a sober living community.

At FHE Health, our sober living community provides a safe and supportive spiritual environment for residents to begin the transition back into independent living.  Our program is focused on spiritual immersion and gives residents the opportunity to study spiritual tools from the Four Agreements, The Power of Now and Awareness as well as the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Residents of our sober living community attend 12-step meetings, support groups and other outside community activities. Residents also have access to our medical staff, psychological services, employment assistance, career planning and much more. Residents also have access to our Wellness Center, which provides chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, fitness, yoga, meditation and more. If you or your loved one have questions about our sober living community or our other treatment programs, please call us now at (844) 299-0618 or email us for more information.

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