When you have decided to go into rehab and start a change in your life, congratulations. Rehab will be one of the best decisions you could possibly have made! You’re changing for the better, and we are here to support you every bit of the way. However, you know that you can’t stay in rehab forever. When your program is over, you will be faced with a choice-go home or go to a sober living facility. If you decide to choose a sober living home, you probably still have questions.
How many months should I stay in sober living? Read on to learn the answer and more.
What is Sober Living?
One of the hardest parts of staying clean is having to be around past triggers. You may have only had a couple of weeks in rehab and are not ready to take on the challenges of your personal home or work life. That’s because you know that you will be tempted to use again if you go home and are around certain triggers. To avoid this, let our rehab center set you up in sober living. A sober living home is a transitional dwelling that is not as structured as a rehab center but not as free as living back at home.
A sober living home allows you to work and go to school for a certain number of hours a day while coming home to the center at night. You’ll still go to therapy sessions as a resident of the home, and you will likely undergo drug tests and breathalyzers. You are not permitted to use drugs or drink in a sober living facility, and you will have to abide by certain rules.
How Long Should I Stay?
How long you stay in a sober living facility will depend on a few factors. If your insurance pays for the stay, you may have to leave when you are no longer covered. If you don’t have insurance and are paying out-of-pocket, then you will be able to stay for a longer period of time if you like. The facility may also have a set amount of time each resident is allowed to stay. It’s important to find out in the beginning just how long you are permitted to remain in a sober living home before you will have to look elsewhere.
If you can afford to stay for months at a time, you may wish to do so. It will greatly depend on your home life, however. If you have a family you wish to get back to, then you may want to cut your stay short. If not, you could easily stay for months at a time while you learn to live without drugs and alcohol. Your therapist can help you figure out what is best for your situation.
When you are ready to make a drastic change, call us at 866-963-7200. We are ready and able to help you with your addiction today, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us ASAP.