You have completed rehab, and you feel like you are on the right path. In order to stay on that path, you are looking for more support as well. As you transition from rehab to living back at home, you could choose to stay in a sober house as part of your addiction recovery. What does this look like, and how long should you stay to get results that will stay with you?
Addiction recovery is not like baking. You do not go into rehab and come out completely done. In fact, recovery is a process, and it is one that can be more intense at times and less at others. You will be working on this process for a long time, and you need to decide what support you need during each part of your recovery.
According to Recovery Village, "sober living is an excellent option for people in recovery who have a solid foundation based on medical and psychotherapeutic care as well as a rough idea of the direction they would like to head next in recovery."
Sober living homes vary. If you have been involved in a program that has a lot of support and you would like to continue this for a little longer, you could choose a home that involves therapy. If you would like to find a place where you can have overall support in a drug and alcohol-free environment, but you do not necessarily want intensive support such as therapy, you could look to a different sober living home. Choose the level of care and attention that are right for you.
There is no special amount of time that will keep you sober; this is up to you. However, you should consider the following factors when you are thinking about how long to stay in a sober living home:
At Advanced Recovery Systems, we want to ensure that you will not only make your way through rehab, you will also move out into your home and community with ease. When you are aiming for addiction recovery, talk with us about the option of staying in a sober house and about other support programs for those who are working to move on in their recovery journey. Contact us today.