Sober living homes, sometimes referred to as sober living apartments and sober living homes, are private facilities that offer structured, safe housing and supp…
Sober living homes, sometimes referred to as sober living apartments and sober living homes, are private facilities that offer structured, safe housing and support, usually lasting from three weeks to three years, for people who have just finished drug treatment programs. Most residential SLHs are supported by either Medicaid or Medicare. SLHs also sometimes provide services such as group counseling and individual counseling for residents. SLHs are a common practice in many areas of the United States.
An SLH, sometimes known as an assisted living facility, is a residential living environment that provides a safe place for people who are experiencing substance abuse problems to live in their own apartment. Generally, the apartments are small, with shared bathrooms and kitchenettes. The resident will typically not have a separate bedroom. Although most apartments offer basic facilities, some are much more luxurious and equipped with televisions, radio and other electronics. Some apartments even have a gym or fitness center where residents can use equipment to stay in shape.
Many people do not know that an SLH can help them overcome their addiction. As such many people don’t think that it is possible for someone to be addicted to drugs and still want to stay sober. In many cases, people enter an SLH because they are feeling guilty or ashamed about being addicted to drugs, but they don’t want to admit that they are suffering from addiction. When people go to a treatment facility and get help, they are forced to face the fact that they have a problem, and the treatment provided helps them overcome their addiction. Many SLHs have a 24-hour detox service where patients can be taken off the drug treatment program after a certain period of time.