Sober living homes are safe havens for individuals to recover from addiction after leaving rehabilitation for substance abuse. Sober living homes are group homes that are typically owned by private companies. Some group homes may be run by non-profit charities and for-profit charities. Sober living homes are typically located in calm, peaceful, and quiet areas in order to allow individuals to maintain a comfortable space for their ongoing recovery from substance abuse. Individuals who live in sober living homes are able to leave and go to work whenever they want. Residents of sober living homes are fully responsible for themselves and expected to make productive choices that allow them to maintain sobriety.
Residents of sober living homes must provide for themselves and pay their rent, purchase their own food, and take care of daily chores within the home.
Who is Eligible to Live in a Sober Living Home?
The majority of sober living homes do not restrict who can apply to live within their homes. Typically, most residents have completed a rehabilitation and treatment program for substance abuse prior to applying and moving into a sober living home. Individuals must be in a state of mind that allows them to maintain a sober lifestyle when moving into a sober living home. Individuals who have been actively engaged in recovery and have learned coping skills through rehabilitation are more likely to be accepted into and succeed living within a sober living home.
Completion of rehab prior to applying to a sober living home is common, but not always required to be accepted to live in a sober living home. The majority of sober living homes will allow individuals who are new in recovery but are willing to dedicate their life to staying sober to live within a sober living home. It is usually key that an individual has successfully completed a detox program prior to moving into a sober living home. Completion of detox as a prerequisite to live in a sober living home is important as it ensures that individuals are stable both mentally and psychologically. Stability is key in order for residents of sober living homes to be able to coexist and hold down regular jobs.
If you would like more information regarding eligibility for sober living homes, please contact us at 833-610-1174. We look forward to speaking with you!