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Sober Living Is Important In Addiction Recovery

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Sober Living Is Important In Addiction Recovery

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Written by

Brian MooreBrian Moore

Content Writer

Reviewed by

Jeremy ArztJeremy Arzt

Chief Clinical Officer

May 6, 2022

The Forge Recovery Center

Recovery options, like sober living, are essential elements for individuals who have completed their primary treatment for a substance use concern. Sober living is more than a temporary place to transition back into society. Rather, it is a whole, fulfilling lifestyle. 

Sober living promotes a community goal of accountability, commitment, responsibility, and encouragement. Sober living is one of the best means to get back up into the world free from substances. 

The Lifestyle of Sober Living

Recovery goals and plans are designed to help individuals overcome the need to use substances. Those who suffer from substance abuse rarely can eliminate it from their lifestyles alone. A substance use disorder can alter how one thinks and acts. It is not easy to sustain an abstinent lifestyle without taking full advantage of a community, resources, and new skills. Furthermore, individuals often have limited resources or do not know how to transition back into society after leaving residential drug treatment.

Sober living is the ideal safe and supportive environment to establish opportunity. Individuals who want to stay sober and maintain a long-term commitment to abstinence find themselves more prosperous when choosing sober living lifestyles before returning home. The lifestyle of sober living helps individuals remain committed to their recovery journey and maintain their goals while living with peers around them who have undergone similar treatment.

The sober living lifestyle begins once an individual leaves residential or inpatient care and does not have or want to explore options back home right away. Sober living home are often located in a residential neighborhood where individuals can feel that they transition back into society with others around.

The best thing about sober living is that the individual is protected and supported. In contrast, they might not get the same resources or advantages compared to their previous housing environment. The sober living lifestyle allows individuals to have a curfew and choose to work or attend school while living in a sober living home. The individuals will be assigned random drug screenings, house meetings, and chores to help encourage life-building skills to make transitioning back into society more accessible.

Why Is Sober Living So Important?

For those that choose sober living, the routine and structure in the home can be compelling. With the structured living environment, individuals can meet the recovery goals without intensive monetization or regulation from a rehab facility.

They may be assigned a senior member of the house who helps them abstain from using substances by encouraging responsibility. Furthermore, the sober living environment is a safe and efficient way for individuals not to feel overwhelmed after leaving inpatient or residential drug treatment.

Those who thrive in sober living homes appreciate the structure and accountability of the community filled with safe learning, resources, and continual support. Sober living lifestyles are essential because they teach individuals who struggle with substance use to participate in daily activities. For example, individuals will do laundry, maintain their commitment to therapy sessions, or help other peers each day. 

Advantages of Sober Living Lifestyles

Sober living allows individuals to re-create a lifestyle that encourages honesty and an open mind. A safe environment builds more consistent means for long-term recovery. Sober living provides advantages and benefits to those who want to reinforce the skills learned in treatment and apply them daily.

Guidance and support are abundantly available around the clock for any potential issues that may arise. If cravings or triggers occur, the supportive staff understands the situation and can help any individual on-site. The staff support will keep the environment safe and consistent by establishing rules to help each individual ensure the sober living environment sustains itself.

Individuals will develop new meaningful friendships and relationships, all of whom share a common goal of abstinence. Alongside the new meaningful connections, individuals get to meet others who understand what it is like to have a life consumed with substances. The relationships are long-term and will help individuals who need support when they feel alone or rejected.

Sober living is a perfect place to restore life skills, regain new opportunities, and establish healthy habits by receiving ample rest, maintaining exercise, personal hygiene, and nutritional eating. Life skills in sober living are vital to recovery journeys because you establish the building blocks for a long-term healthy lifestyle. Sober living supports individuals by increasing their independence and building a better lifestyle with the freedom of choice.

Lastly, the risks of falling back into previous unhealthy habits, like relapse, are easier supported and separated in a sober living environment. Individuals can transition back to the mainstream lifestyle without fearing potential relapse. Many sober homes will help eliminate relapse triggers and provide coping mechanisms and the environment to practice possible situations to best prepare the individual for an unforeseen event.

Sober living environments are filled with comfort and peace while continuing recovery. The Forge encourages accountability, responsibility, and freedom while learning to adapt to society after overcoming addiction. Your sober living lifestyle will become second nature with our facility.

Sober Living Arrangements Are Available At The Forge

At The Forge, we partner with Southern California’s finest sober home providers for individuals who want continuous care and management after leaving a residential drug treatment. We believe that with a safe and proper place individuals can live in while they transition back into society, they get the ability to know what life is like outside of the walls of rehabilitation.

The Forge’s staff is available around the clock to help individuals rebuild their lives. We want you to practice self-care and healthy regimens daily while maintaining your participation in activities and obligations. No longer do you have to embark on living in society on your own or learn how to overcome the transition into society, as our sober living environment is safe and will ease you back into mainstream life with support and care as you need. For more information on our sober living program options, reach out today.

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