How to Prepare for Living in a Sober House
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Aftercare is an extremely important step to recovery. One of the best options for aftercare is transitioning into a sober house. According to the National Library of Medicine, a sober house is a very productive environment for those who need to move back into society as recovering drug addicts.
When you are going to make the move into a sober house there are a few things that you can do to prepare to move into a sober house.
Make Sure Someone Knows Where you are Going
Even though you might not want anyone to know that you were in drug treatment. It is important to let at least one friend or family member where you are going. Sober living can last from a few months to over a year. You do not want to stay out of touch for that long. Friends and family can be very beneficial to your recovery.
Decide on What Type of Sober House you Want to Live In
There are a variety of sober living homes across the country. A few of the different types are:
- dormitory style sober houses
- roommate sober living houses
- private room sober living houses
- sober living apartments
- sober living communities
The level of sober living house depends on your level of sobriety and how capable you are at dealing with your triggers.
Decide on the Location you Want to Live In
You can choose a sober house anywhere in the country that you want to. Most people choose somewhere close to transportation, jobs, and home. Others choose to move far away from their triggers and the people that you used drugs with. This choice is yours. Many sober houses offer transportation if you are coming from out of town.
Find Out About Programs and Amenities
Talk to the sober house to make sure that they have the programs and amenities that you want. Some of the things that sober houses have to offer are:
- education classes
- onsite counseling
- onsite classes
- other amenities
The programs that a sober house offers are one of the most important things to decide on. The sober house needs to have the programs that you want and need to get better. For more information on the programs sober houses offer or to find a sober house that offers the programs you need call 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) . We can help you sort through your options.
Talk to the Residents and the Staff
Talk to the residents and staff of the sober house you are moving into. The staff and residents are the people you will interact with the most. It is important that you are comfortable with the people that you will be around. If you do not like the staff chances are the sober house will not work for you.
Make your Final Decision
When you make your final decision, make sure that you chose a sober house that works for you. If you need advice on the different types of sober houses or you need help choosing a sober house feel free to call us at 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) . We can help you work through your options.