Sober Living Homes, also known as sober living establishments and sober living homes, are special residential care facilities which provide safe, structured hou…
Sober Living Homes, also known as sober living establishments and sober living homes, are special residential care facilities which provide safe, structured housing and support, and appropriate, drug-free living conditions to individuals exiting various drug rehabilitation programs. These homes for the alcoholics or addicts provide a sense of order and security, so that they are less likely to lapse into a lifestyle of self-destructive substance abuse. As such, they make perfect long term residential centers for recovering addicts. Generally, they are designed in an outpatient treatment type setting, with a large emphasis on individual recovery, individual responsibility and group accountability.
The primary objective of all Sober Living Homes is to provide a safe and secure environment for those who enter, and for those who are supervised while they are in the facility. Sober Living Homes can range from private residences to apartment complexes, to hotels and assisted living communities. All of them follow a set of standards in terms of health care and quality of life, as well as drug and alcohol programs offered and the kind of treatment provided. Most of them offer counseling services to their residents, as well as other forms of support services, in order to help them deal with daily activities. The goal of the Sober Living Home is to create a comfortable and supportive environment where the residents can live a healthier lifestyle and remain sober.
Sober Living Home facilities vary greatly in terms of both their services and facilities. In some cases, the homes themselves are assisted by trained counselors, and in others, the residents may have a greater degree of self-government, and in still other cases, they may be completely independent and responsible for their own care and welfare. However, most of them maintain a good balance between social and personal responsibility, and the need for drugs and alcohol to function as needed, in order to keep a sober lifestyle.