Category: Sober living/treatment

Sober Living vs Rehab: What's the Difference?

January 12, 2018

Sober Living Vs Rehab Centers When it comes to sober living vs. rehab, many people don’t understand the difference. . They are two different places with completely different roles in the recovery of patients. The primary role of a rehab facility is to help the addict recover from substance abuse. Some rehab centers that follow the spiritual approach while others follow the traditional medication approach to handle substance...

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Employment for Recovering Addicts: Tips & Advice

January 15, 2018

One of the many questions people have about sober living is how to address employment for recovering addicts. As addicts begin the process of recovery, sooner or later their attention will shift to the necessities of daily life. Although learning how to embrace a sober lifestyle and building a new and healthy life that revolves around recovery becomes an addict’s number one goal, establishing one's independence is critical to long term...

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How to Find an AA Meeting

January 5, 2018

How to Find an AA Meeting It has never been easier to find a local AA meeting thanks to today's technology. AA meetings are popular and help augment the support addicts receive at an outpatient support program. For those wondering how to find an AA meeting, here are some of our favorite resources. As you can imagine, the first place you'll search “how to find an AA meeting” is on the internet. If you don't have access to a computer,...

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The Sober Living Environment

January 30, 2018

What are Sober Living Environments Really Like? A sober living environment is designed to accommodate those who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs.  Addicts in recovery who might otherwise experience serious difficulty in maintaining abstinence find that being in a stable, drug-free environment following treatment is better for them. Sober living environments were originally introduced as a safe and supportive place for...

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Men's Sober Living

February 14, 2018

Men's Sober Living When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The choice is very important. Men's sober living is, as the name implies, open only to men. There of course are female-only options and co-ed options. There are pros and cons to both considerations, depending upon who you ask. For the purpose of this article, we'll focus on what the experts say...

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How Does a Sober Living Home Work?

February 19, 2018

How Does a Sober Living House Work? Sober living homes (SLHs) were created to provide a safe, supportive, and affordable housing option to those in recovery. Typically, people choose a sober living community as the next step after rehab or detox. They serve as a stable residential environment while residents continue their treatment for addiction. A men's sober living home is simply a gender specific facility, meaning that admission is limited...

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Sober Living House Rules

March 5, 2019

Sober Living House Rules As you probably guessed, sober living houses are living environments for those who want to maintain abstinence from alcohol or drugs. Studies have proven that maintaining abstinence following treatment is difficult without a stable, drug-free environment. Sober living homes were designed to be safe and supportive places in which recovering addicts can live while they transition back into society. A sober living home does...

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Does Sober Living Work? The Experts Weigh In

January 22, 2018

Does Sober Living Work? After rehab or detox, recovering addicts who are looking to maintain their sobriety often look for additional resources. Options for continuing support and treatment usually come down to halfway houses or sober living environments. So does sober living work? A great study by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health was undertaken back in 2015 to explore whether or not sober living environments...

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Do Sober Living Homes Accept Insurance?

March 2, 2018

Will Insurance Pay for Sober Living? The short answer is no--at least in the State of California. This is because California does not offer licensed certification for these types of facilities. This also applies to halfway houses or any type of sober living environment or facility. However, some outpatient and treatment centers can offer discounted, subsidized or free rent to those sober living clients who attend their rehab or detox program. The...

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Advantages of Choosing an Out of State Sober Living House

March 1, 2018

People, Places, Things The process of recovery usually involves rehab or detox first, then transitioning to a local or out of state sober living home. But how does one choose whether to stay local or opt for out of state addiction treatment? Many of our clients tell us the same thing: No matter where they go in their own home town, they are reminded of their drug problem.  Every single club and bar brings back waterfall of memories -- and...

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