Skills Gained In Sober Living Houses

Transitional sober support to help you gain and use life skills to live sober

These skills are crucial for residents.

  • Living together means resolving conflicts and attending in-home meetings to compromise.
  • Budgeting with a stable income to rent and buy groceries.
  • Time management using chores
  • Safety of the home requires accountability from staff, peers, as well as co-workers.
  • Behavior Control by effective communication with a support group.
  • Find your purpose in life, discover new interests and find it.
  • Level 3-4 homes can encourage skill-building through engaging in additional activities.

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Residents who are Restrictive Starting receive a mental detox. Residents start intake with a focus to live in sobriety while being isolated from triggers.

  • May lasts approximately one month
  • May will witness a one-week “blackout” that cuts off all phone and computer connections.
  • Temporarily, you can’t go to work or school.
  • You are eligible to attend therapy sessions
  • Get involved in chores and other household chores.
  • See your doctor if there are any concerns regarding your health (dental and vision, medical).
  • Promote fitness and volunteering as healthy activities
  • You can choose and join a peer support group

Transport Provided By SLH Only

The reintroduction stage gradually increases residents’ responsibilities. After basic responsibilities have been completed, the resident is eligible to regain all privileges.

  • Start school/work
  • Continue therapy, support group, or errands.
  • Personal transport is permissible but limited to essential activities
  • You can share/monitor the location via a smartphone application

Before they can move into independent living, self-sufficiency allows residents to have greater control over their own lives. They communicate their intentions with SLH staff. Then, they take final decisions.

  • Fully independent transportation
  • Continue to meet the SLH eligibility condition
  • Regressive/relapsed residents may be subjected to restrictions

Peer Support Group Involvement

Sober living home residents often need to be involved in a peer support program.

As a support team, you can help your community integrate. These groups support sobriety and social connections beyond SLHs.

12 Steps program offers a common support group for sober living.

You might be interested in these 12 Step program:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous

Support groups are a way for residents to get guidance from people of all backgrounds in recovery.

A sponsor helps them to stay accountable and offers advice in times when they need it.

Sober Living Is At The Continuum Of Addictions Care

The sober living program lasts 6-12 months. However, the recovery process takes a lifetime.

Recovery addicts can keep on track with treatment by having a “continuum of care”. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, this model can be broken into levels.

  • Level 0.5: Early intervention services
  • Level 1: Outpatient services
  • Level 2: Specialized outpatient and partial hospitalization services
  • Level 3: Residential and Inpatient Treatments
  • Level 4: Medically Managed Inpatient Care Services

Higher levels are indicative of a more serious addiction that could be potentially fatal. As an individual approaches early recovery, the intensity of their addiction will decline.

It is the first step in the continuum. It is part of the early stages and precedes a person’s journey to total sobriety.