December 18, 2017

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Sober Houses in New York

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New York is widely known for having a robust atmosphere and a populated environment but with population comes the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse in just about every corner of the city. The hustle and bustle of the state is not always enough to keep some people way from the dark side which includes drug and alcohol addiction that can be both difficult to deal with and dangerous to treat. Sober living in New York is possible but for those who are newly facing the challenges of recovery, it can be a difficult battle to win.

Statistics show that most New York residents aged 18-25 who do need treatment for some type of chemical dependency such as alcoholism or heroin addiction are not getting adequate care. For those who do find help, they often face a new challenge when they exit treatment and make the honest attempt to live a sober and clean lifestyle on their own.


Living and maintaining a home, finding a job, paying bills on time and facing everyday stressors can pose significant challenges for those in recovery. For some, the best option to remain sober and to prevent relapse immediately following addiction treatment is to move on to a sober living environment in the city where they can live with others who are also in recovery and continue to receive peer support as well as some monitoring to ensure their continued sobriety.

Sober houses in New York provide the transitional housing that is less controlled than a treatment environment but more structured than living alone. Because residents share a house, the bills are more affordable than they typically would be if the resident were to live alone and the sober house rules help to keep them in check when it comes to remaining free and clear from the use of drugs or alcohol.

There are hundreds of sober houses and halfway houses in New York that can provide stable housing for the men and women who are in recovery. Many offer residents a safe place to stay for as long as they need provided they remain clean and sober. Random drug or alcohol screening will be performed to ensure this sobriety and to help keep residents following the right path.

Many New York sober living environments have additional rules set in place to help residents to remain sober such as the requirement to return to the home during a set curfew, maintain adequate and gainful employment, or continue to attend regular support groups or meetings. The rules that are set forth are there to help residents to remain sober and to continue to grow in recovery.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol or you have recently made the decision to stay sober, a sober living environment could be just what you need to stay on track. We can help you find a sober house in New York. Call our helpline at 800-373-1667 to talk with a Sober House adviser who can help you today.