A Halfway House or Sober Living Homes are communal homes for recovering addicts and/or recovering alcoholics. Most of these Halfway Houses are privately owned, although some group homes are owned by businesses and may even be owned by charity organizations. A Halfway House is usually located in a quiet area to help ensure a peaceful environment for addicts to recover.
There are many solutions to suit each unique individual. It’s recommended that the longer you stay in a sober environment, the better your chances of remaining free of drugs and alcohol.
Many successful and happy clients speak highly of their wonderful experiences in 12 Step Halfway Houses with solid boundaries.
These types of communal living spaces are different from rehab centers. Rehab centers are “live-in” environments. People recovering from addiction who live in sober living facilities can come and go as they please, as long as they follow house rules.
For example, halway houses may require residents to be home by a certain time or to go to work during the day. Residents are also usually subject to random drug tests to prove that they are sober, and are required to attend a certain amount of recovery fellowship meetings, and continue stepwork.
The fact is – that the longer the patient remains within a recovery community, the greater the chances are that the patient will achieve, and sustain long term sobriety. This is why, regardless of age – after sobering up, continued support in Sober living, halfway houses, is crucial.
Often returning home is itself a major trigger. Perhaps other members of the family are drugging or drinking. This is when the patient needs to be removed from a toxic living environment. This is when it may be necessary to book the patient into a sober living where the patient will be required to attend work and report back after work where there is sober support and a culture of sober living.
People who live in Halfway Houses, or Sober livings, are expected to be responsible for themselves. This is an important step in recovery because in “active addiction”, they behave irresponsibly, and this is when friends and families of addicts often enable them by supporting them. People living in sober homes pay rent, buy food, share household duties, and do the same things they would do for themselves if they lived in their own home. However, they also have to submit to random drug testing and follow certain rules.
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- For people who have completed treatment and want to stay on track
- For people in recovery wanting to connect with others or prevent relapse
- For people supporting a significant other with a drug and alcohol problem (Families, friends)
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