Taking the first steps towards achieving long-term sobriety can be difficult. Transitioning from treatment to living independently in sobriety can cause a lot of anxieties and fears. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone with Divine Detox’s sober living program.
What is Sober Living?
Sober living, also known as sober living housing, is a temporary living arrangement to help people transition from primary treatment to living independently. All sober homes in Southern California are drug and alcohol-free environments.
Many sober home residents are enrolled in intensive outpatient programs. The combination of intensive outpatient therapy and the safety of a healthy sober living environment provides you with a great foundation for your recovery and is the suggested step after attending residential addiction treatment.
Because sober living is voluntary, there’s no required length of time you have to commit to. Although, most residents remain in homes from six months to a year until they feel like they’re ready to live in sobriety independently.
Why Sober Living?
Recovery is a process. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months for a formerly addicted mind and body to return to normal. During early recovery, it is common to lack impulse control, emotional control, and decision-making skills. It is best to be around other recovering addicts and alcoholics so that when problems arise you have peers who are able to help you come up with healthy solutions.
Sober living offers a transitional step from treatment into normal society to help ease the stress of a quickly changing life. Just as prisoners go to halfway homes before returning to society, those who were prisoners to their addiction might need a step between their addiction and independent living.
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Years of addiction can change the way you think and process things, which makes early recovery one of the most difficult parts of sobriety. Instead of struggling on your own through boredom and temptation, consider living in a Divine Detox sober living home. The fellowship, accountability, and requirements of a sober home give you a much greater chance at lifelong recovery and happiness.