5 Tips for Finding Clean and Sober Transitional Living

As the NIDA states, “No single treatment is appropriate for everyone.” This is why some individuals may choose to stay in a sober living house instead of attending formal inpatient treatment. Others may decide that they need some sort of aftercare option once their professional treatment has ended, and choose this option to help them through their transition back into the real world. For many reasons, clean and sober transitional living could be a necessary component of your recovery, but finding a facility can be tricky. Below are 5 helpful tips for locating a sober living home that fits your needs.

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1. Ask Community Professionals

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You can find sober homes in your community or in nearby communities.

There are many individuals in your community who would be likely to know possible transitional living facilities where you could stay. Often, these individuals have worked with certain sober living homes and halfway houses in some capacity and have experience recommending them. These individuals may include:

  • Doctors and nurses at your local free clinic
  • Volunteers at an outreach or community center
  • Local government employees

Because transitional living homes are often pillars of the community, these individuals will likely have information on the best ones and can help you find a facility that would be able to meet your needs.

2. Search Online

Online databases, like our state-by-state directory, list facilities by location. You may choose your current state, the closest city or town to you, and the facility with the best location. The description of each home lists its name, address, and phone number. After finding a facility that fits your locational needs, call and ask them any questions you may have about requirements for residents and any necessities you may have based on your personal situation.

3. Attend a Support Group

According to the NCBI, residents of sober living homes “are usually required or strongly encouraged to attend meetings and actively work a 12-step recovery program.” Because of this requirement, many individuals who attend support group meetings are also transitional living residents. You may be able to find out about local facilities by asking the other attendees. Additionally, the sponsor running the meeting will be able to give you information on possible nearby facilities as they will have likely worked with both former and current residents.

4. Talk to Your Doctor

Discussing your need for transitional living with your personal physician can be more beneficial than you may think. Your doctor knows your medical history so they will be able to search for a facility with your needs in mind. In addition, many doctors are familiar with sending patients to homes like these, and they will likely know the ones with the best reputations in your community.

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5. Enlist Your Support System

Your friends and family members are there to help you find the treatments you need and encourage you to persevere so your recovery will continue to be strong. When your friends, family members, significant others, and anyone else you trust are also looking for clean and sober transitional homes, you will be more likely to find one quickly as well as one which fits your needs.

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Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Calls to any general helpline will be answered or returned by one of the treatment providers listed, each of which is a paid advertiser: Rehab Media Group, Recovery Helpline, Alli Addiction Services.

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