Sober Houses: How to Live in Transition
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A sober house is not necessarily a home, it is a place for transition. People in a sober house are not there to stagnate; they are there to regain their lives. According to the National Library of Medicine, sober houses help addicts transition from structured inpatient care and drug use to a more normal life. This is difficult for those who crave a stable environment.
Unfortunately, to gain that stability you have to learn how to live in transition. Knowing what you should do once you find the right sober house is the best way to learn this.
Finding your Balance
The first thing you need to do is find your balance. This means both finding the right sober house and finding your place inside of it. In order to find the right sober house for you, all you have to do is call 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) . We can help make finding your balance easier by helping you choose the sober house that has all of the things that you need in the right location.
Once you find a sober house that you are happy with you can start to find a balance within it. This involves talking to your counselor and establishing your goals.
Getting your Life Back Together
Getting your life back together seems like an insurmountable task. Fortunately, sober houses have counselors that will help you set obtainable goals that will help you get started. Since your first days or weeks at a sober house will be about dealing with your triggers and reestablishing normal relationships, this is where you begin to get your life back.
Developing Other Interests
During your stay in a sober house you will want to find out what, aside from the drugs that you are interested in. Part of the transitional phase is to figure out who you are and what you like without the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Most people find that they have a variety of interests that they never considered before. While you are developing these interests, you will also be deciding which direction you want to go.
Deciding on the Direction you Want to Go
When you are deciding which direction you want to go in, you can also decide if you want to pursue education and a career change. There are programs in most sober houses that will help you with this. Although no decision is absolute, this transitional period can assist you in deciding exactly how you want to move forward in your life.
Starting on Your Way to Happiness
Living in transition does not equal uncertainty or fear. It is simply a way for you to examine multiple directions and decide who you want to be. One of the things that you will find in a sober house is what makes you happy and how to move towards it.
Living in transition does not need to be bad. With the right sober house, you can find the way to get your life back. For more information on sober houses or to find a sober house near you call us at 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) . We can help make the transition a little bit easier.