December 18, 2017

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Sober Houses in Kentucky

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A halfway house or sober house is the term used to describe residential housing that is shared by a group of recovering addicts. These homes provide a safe, clean environment for those in recovery to continue to work toward staying sober while utilizing the life skills that they learned while in treatment. Sober homes in Kentucky provide residents with a smooth transitional housing opportunity that can help them to adjust to living a sober lifestyle post addiction treatment prior to making the move to live on their own.


Sober houses in Kentucky help residents by providing them with a structured environment that continues to maintain some control over their actions but as much control as a rehab or treatment program typically has over them. Living in a sober house affords the recovering addict the ability to work or go to school, continue with outpatient treatment and regain a sense of control over things like paying bills on time, maintaining regular household duties and getting adjusted to living without drugs or alcohol.

Who Can Live in a Kentucky Sober House?

Are you wondering if sober living should be your next step in recovery? If you are committed to recovery, committed to sobriety and have at least a few weeks of clean and sober living under your belt, transitioning to a sober house may be the next best step for you in recovery. Sober living is not for everyone and should not take the place of addiction treatment—however it can provide a smooth stepping stone for those who have already received some help for their addiction and are ready to move forward with a sober lifestyle.

Although most sober houses do not restrict who can apply to live in the home, they do have rules and regulations for residents once they do move into the home. These rules can be difficult to adjust to and may be impossible to adhere to if you haven’ t already detoxed and completed at least some form of addiction treatment.

Rules of Sober Living

The most prevalent and important rule that you can expect from every single sober living home in Kentucky is that you must stay sober and clean while residing in the home. Residents who do not remain clean and sober and who fail a drug or alcohol screening are typically asked to leave the home because they pose a danger to others who are in recovery and living in the home. Peer influence is a major factor when it comes to addiction and to relapse so it is vital that all members of the sober living community remain clean and abstain from the use of drugs or alcohol in order to protect themselves and other members of the home from the potential for relapse to occur.

Other rules that you may encounter when living in a Kentucky sober house include rules related to paying rent on time, coming home before curfew, holding a steady job, attending regular support groups or meetings and respecting other members of the home.

If you think you can adhere to the simple rules of sober living and you’re ready to take the next step in the recovery process, call our helpline at 800-373-1667 to talk with a Sober House counselor who can provide you with details about the sober living homes that are located in your area. We can help you find sober houses in Kentucky in all major cities including Lexington and Louisville as well as many smaller towns.