Nearly any recovery expert will recommend sober living after a treatment program. There are some really good benefits to sober living that can improve the quality of recovery in most any circumstance. At A Work In Progress, we provide a safe, supportive sober living environment that caters to the special needs of women in recovery.
1. Sober living provides a family that understands recovery needs.
For many people, going back home after treatment isn't an option. Either their family atmostphere is not good for their recovery, there may be too many triggers, or family relationships may be strained. Finding an sober living home that caters to your specific needs will help you overcome the obstacles that a traditional family setting may impose.
In a sober living home, residents find a new family and strengthen themselves through supporting and positive relationships. Sober living is about the fun and camaraderie of a group of people who have found a new lease on life. Together, you'll help keep each other accountable and support each other when times get difficult.
2. A safe sober living home helps eliminate triggers.
Many families keep alcohol in their home. Some even have prescription medications, or maybe even another person's stash. If the substance is present and accessible, its a trigger. Or perhaps even if there are no substances, a parent, spouse, or even a child can be a trigger. This is especially true if the relationships are strained. Taking some time away from these situations to build up a recovery toolbox will help to navigate these situations in the future, or avoid them altogether.
3. Sober Living homes have resources to help build recovery.
Sober living homes aren't just a fun place to live with supportive friends, but also a wealth of resources to help growth in recovery. A sober living home manager will know the best meetings, therapists, outpatient programs, and may even have leads on jobs or scholarships for school. Sober living homes are prepared to meet the needs of the residents, no matter what issue arises.
Going through treatment is a stressful time, and those who do it need a lot of support. Sober living homes, managers, and residents are a valuable resource for those new in recovery. If you're looking for a sober living home that's equipped to handle women's needs in recovery, then A Work in Progress is here to help. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour.