Sober living homes, also known as sober living apartments and sober living facilities, are establishments that offer supportive, safe residential living conditi…
Sober living homes, also known as sober living apartments and sober living facilities, are establishments that offer supportive, safe residential living conditions to those leaving drug rehab programs. SLHs act as a transitional setting between these programs and society in general. They offer a safe haven in which drug addicts can live in peace and harmony with the help of their caregivers, while undergoing treatment. Some of the benefits of being housed in an apartment or an SLH include:
– Support System – Most rehab facilities and homes are designed with a strong support system in place for their residents. The residents are given personalized attention, and a wide variety of support resources to provide their needs. SLH provide their residents with the same type of support systems. In addition, many of the amenities offered by most of these homes also include other support programs for the staff. Residents will often receive one on one counseling sessions with a professional, and often other residents of the facility will be encouraged to join them in the process.
– Security – Many times the environment is safe enough to live in alone, but not everyone is comfortable in such isolation. These homes offer residents the support system that they need to be able to safely maintain their own homes while at the same time receiving a high degree of support from their caregiver and other members of the community. – Programs – Since the majority of these homes do not require visitors, there is an opportunity to continue their recovery on their own while enjoying life in the company of others. In many cases, many of the residents have jobs that allow them to return to their homes periodically. In some homes, there are usually opportunities to participate in recreational activities like yoga, dancing and music. This allows drug abusers the opportunity to enjoy life without the presence of friends and family, while still staying involved in their own recovery.