Can I Stay in a Recovery Home if I Already Have a Home?
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Recovery homes are defined by their name, a home to recover in. They are not limited to those who are homeless or poor, but, are available to anyone who needs that valuable time in a substance-free, peer-supported, atmosphere with more structure in their daily living, while adjusting to being sober or abstinent from drugs.
Many people who return their homes after formal addiction treatment end up right back where they started. The greatest opportunities for these individuals is the psychosocial support that often takes time to deliver and without the positive encouragement and guidance one finds in rehab, many lose hope in the ongoing process once they leave. That’s when a recovery home becomes most beneficial.
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The Changing Faces of Addiction
As drugs and alcohol become more prevalent in our society, addiction is not limited to the disparity of the poor, uneducated, homeless, or weak-willed. It affects people from all walks of life with no distinction as to who will suffer from it.
It can happen to the favorite son or daughter who was well on their way to a solid career path or to the husband or housewife who began taking prescription pain killers after a minor surgery. For those who work in the fast paces of modern society, looking for a way to relieve themselves after a stressful day at the office, or to those who have assumed the overwhelming burdens of debt that maintaining a home, self image, and other favorable assets require, drugs and alcohol have become the norm in emotional and psychological health maintenance.
Often, it is the person we recognize as the most stable in life and who has their own home who suffers the most from addiction. They may place themselves into greater exposures with others who can afford to excessively use drugs or alcohol, recreationally and regularly. Being in a sober home can change that. For help finding a recovery house, call our toll free line at 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) .
Addiction and Recovery
Once addiction gets a hold on the individual, no matter who they are, the easy access to addictive substances in modern American society and the notions of their ability to relieve physical, psychological, and emotional pain or stress, makes life difficult for the individual to avoid them long after they have obtained sobriety and abstinence.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse “Because addiction is typically a chronic disease, people cannot simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured.” Recovery is not complete without addressing the complex issues that are relative to the unique needs of the individual to keep them actively engaged in their recovery for as long as necessary to help them live satisfying, independent, and drug free lives, the elemental idea behind a recovery home.
Many people need the extra time to adjust to sobriety after detox and treatment, free from outside interferences, while continuing to be positively influenced in their attitudes, perceptions and behaviors. Sometimes, getting away from the negative influences at home is a tremendous relief that allows the person to focus on themselves and their recovery while embracing the shared compassion, support, and concerns of others in recovery.
The peer-based recovery is advocated in many recovery programs including 12-Step and Alcoholics Anonymous because it works! People who have like concerns can relate more openly and honestly with others. In a recovery home, sobriety is an enforced rule where the programs are highly structured and everyone engages in the counseling and group support opportunities that keeps them motivated and on the right paths.
Stability and Safety
According to the Nation Institutes of Health, “Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence.” Safety is also a major concern for those who may be victims of domestic violence, for mothers with children or those who are pregnant, and for others who risk dangers or relapse by returning to their home.
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Improving Social Functioning
Recovery homes are beneficial to those who have ongoing physical, psychological, social needs that prevent them from being able to resume a normal drug-free lifestyle at home. These people may have long histories of addiction, are involved in criminal activities, lack a positive social network, or have other situations that impair their abilities to function productively in society.
Because recovery homes are often in partnership with community resources they can help the person obtain independence through medical, psychiatric, or spiritual support, and referrals to other resources for employment, educational, or vocational training, or other needs intended to improve their social functioning.
Types of Recovery Homes
Private recovery homes vary in the amenities, care, and alternative therapies they provide. Some are more luxurious and private than others, but, this isn’t what makes them any better than the rest. Although they can be very expensive and the person may be expected to stay for periods of several months while being housed in the facility, some people feel more comfortable in these types of atmospheres.
Many recovery homes are more affordable or free and although they are not funded or licensed by state or local governments, they rely on communities, charitable donations, and the residents to pay rent or other fees. Residents are generally, able to stay in the recovery homes as long as they are compliant with the programs and facility procedures and abstain from using drugs and alcohol.
Not sure what kind of sober home would be best for you or where to find one? We can help. Call 800-373-1667 (Who Answers?) toll free today.