Sober Living Homes, sometimes called sober living homes and drug treatment centers, are usually facilities that offer structured living and safe living conditio…
Sober Living Homes, sometimes called sober living homes and drug treatment centers, are usually facilities that offer structured living and safe living conditions to people leaving drug rehab programs. These homes provide personalized attention in a variety of areas including mental health, addiction treatment and relapse prevention. Most of these homes are privately run but some are government-run. The goal of these homes is to help individuals regain control of their lives.
The biggest difference between the programs available at Sober Living Homes and those offered by inpatient substance abuse treatments is the level of assistance provided. Most sober living homes offer both residential and inpatient treatment. They also provide a variety of supports that may include individual counseling, individual, family and group therapy, vocational education and job assistance. The programs usually take several months before the individual fully recovers and is able to return to regular activities and living on his own. The goal of all of these programs is to help the individual to return to a normal life with minimal or no intervention from medical staff.
Most Sober Living Homes have an independent board of directors that evaluate the needs of the clientele and develop a program tailored to meet their needs. The director and staff work closely with clients to ensure they receive ongoing support. This may include regular meetings with family members or friends, support groups for those returning from drug rehab, group or personal counseling, recreational activities, or a combination of all these activities.