The term “sober living homes” refers to residential rehabs, which are known for their focus on achieving sobriety, rather than the quick fix of addiction. The t…
The term “sober living homes” refers to residential rehabs, which are known for their focus on achieving sobriety, rather than the quick fix of addiction. The term is often used interchangeably with “residential treatment centers”, but they have different roles and objectives. In sober living homes, also known as sober living communities and sober living facilities, residents live in apartments or houses and are supervised by professional staff. Residents are often offered therapy, counseling and recreational activities. SLHs typically serve as a transitional environment between traditional addiction programs and the “real world.”
A residential addiction treatment center (RADC) has many aspects, including a doctor, a therapist, and other professionals who work together to create an environment conducive to recovery. In the residential treatment centers, the residents are under the care of a licensed and trained addict specialist, which is usually a psychologist or psychiatrist. The therapist works closely with the resident to find the root of the problem and to address the behavior that triggers the addiction. This is done through therapy, group sessions, individual counseling and individual or group therapy. Some residential treatment centers may even employ a social worker who helps with maintaining a sense of community among the residents. After a period of time, the addict will begin to experience relapse symptoms, which includes relapses into drugs, alcohol or whatever it is the person has an addiction to.
When it comes to residential treatment centers, there are four types: inpatient, outpatient, day treatment and in-patient. Many addicts will choose a residential rehab program over a short term residential treatment center stay if they need an accelerated treatment. Inpatient rehab programs offer a more rigid schedule, which can involve up to a month, but usually a few weeks of stay, followed by at least six months of outpatient treatment. Inpatient rehab programs offer a more personalized approach to treatment, which is why many patients prefer them over outpatient programs. On-site residential treatment centers offer a more flexible, on-site program and offer extended recovery time; however, the recovery time may be shorter.