No two addiction stories are the same. This means that everyone’s recovery journey is unique. While some people thrive in outpatient treatment while living at home, some prefer moving from residential treatment to sober living homes for added support, lack of drug access, and consistent therapy. A sober living program can provide structure, community, and a range of support systems for those in recovery.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with substance abuse or mental health, know you are not alone. Our team can help. A Better State provides clients across New Hampshire with comprehensive outpatient addiction and mental health treatment. Call us now at 781.412.1488 to learn more about choosing sober living in New Hampshire.
What Is a Sober Living Program?
Sober living homes vary by program and location, but all have the same goal–helping clients’ sobriety after rehab. For many people in recovery, residential treatment is the safest option for early recovery because they lack a safe, drug-free home environment. It can also be difficult for those in outpatient treatment to regain control of their life while living at home with loved ones who may not understand addiction and recovery. Sober living homes provide an alternative living community to promote long-term sobriety.
In sober living communities, multiple people live in housing dedicated to sobriety and recovery. A house manager, usually an addiction therapist, runs these drug-free houses. The house manager oversees the group and individual therapy sessions and helps set daily schedules, chores, and group activities. They help residents build healthy daily habits as they gain independence while holding them accountable every step of the way.
Sober living programs provide residents with a safe and stable environment to promote community, communication, and healing. For many, the structure and safety of a sober living house can make it easier to return to work or school, reconnect with loved ones, and avoid relapse. Sober living programs also provide residents the extended time they need to make major life changes after early recovery, including finding a new home, job, or school program.
How to Choose a Sober Living Home
Sober living programs can be especially effective for those learning to manage mental health alongside addiction recovery. Sober living may be right for you if:
- Motivated to maintain sobriety and ready to motivate others
- Thrive in community living situations
- Need time and space before returning to your previous home life
- You’re looking to build local sober communities
- You are moderately independent and can manage personal finances
- Ready to become independent in recovery
While sober living may not be suitable for everyone, it can help those who need extra support after rehab, those looking for a more stable home environment, and those who don’t have family or community support.
Learn More About Choosing Sober Living at A Better State
If you are not sure how to choose a sober living program, our team can help. At A Better State, we pair clients with the right sober living partner program in their area. Our team is here to help clients recover, no matter the stage of recovery. With daytime and evening intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) or partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), we have the substance abuse treatment program to help you and your loved ones. With a holistic, trauma-informed approach to addiction and mental health, our clients enjoy outpatient treatments that suit their busy lives.