Do I get to choose which sober living that I want to go to? If you’ve been wondering about this question, the answer is great news. Yes! Of course! In fact, sober living is all about you. If you’re going to attend a sober living home, you have just made the best decision for you and your long-term sobriety. You can and should be the one to choose the sober living home you want to attend.
Drug treatment has several phases:
- Recovery treatment
- Sober living
Aftercare and sober living work together perfectly.
It’s your best chance for success. Aftercare should be included as part of your drug rehab treatment. Sober living isn’t mandatory, but you should go if you can. You have a number of options:
- Sober living apartments
- Sober living homes
- Sober living converted facility
Many sober living places are ordinary single-family homes in regular neighborhoods. You will have a room that may or may not be single-occupancy. The place may or may not be co-ed. This is one of the choices you can make. Some people, especially women, may feel more comfortable in a female-only home. If you have children and would like to keep them with you, some homes allow this and are set up for it very well. These never allow male residents, however. All co-ed homes will still have same-sex living quarters. However, some of these places do allow couples. In that case, you would share a living space with your significant other.
Some homes are actually small apartments in a small complex. It could also be duplexes or triplexes. Sometimes, old motels or business buildings are converted for other purposes. Some of these may also be sober living homes. There is a great variety of possibilities for sober living. It’s up to you to decide what’s important to you and find a place fitting those needs. Your drug treatment counselors may also be able to offer valuable insight. Listen to them; they know more about this than you do. Take the information. Use it to your best advantage and as a strategy for long-term sobriety.
All sober living homes will have rent and some type of curfew. If you violate it and fail to follow the house rules, you will be seen as a disruptive person, and you will be asked to leave. You will need to work, go to school or do something else approved by the facility for so many hours a week. There will be mandatory meetings and chores.
There will also be a supportive, drug-free environment with other people who understand how you feel. You will have people to talk to who won’t judge you, laugh at you or repeat confidential things. Most sober living places have a licensed therapist on staff who is available to the residents at least a certain number of hours a week.
If You’d Like to Know More
Call us at 866-963-7200 anytime. We’re here to help you in your search for the perfect sober living facility for you. We have resources to share with you, and we look forward to your call.