In 2011, there were over 20 million people in the United States with a drug addiction. Over 3 million of those people received treatment for their addiction.
But what about those addicts who can’t afford a luxury rehab center? What about those people who need support to stay clean but can’t take time away from their jobs?
Sober living can provide the help and support that an addict needs, in an environment that allows them to continue their daily duties. Many of these homes are quite luxurious, and at a much lower cost than a rehabilitation center.
They are usually in beautiful yet convenient, locations. And because the houses or facilities are shared, the cost of rent doesn’t have to be too high. Keep reading to find out all about sober living homes and what to expect should you take a leap of faith.
So What Is a Sober Living Home?
A sober living home isn’t a rehab center. It also isn’t a half-way house. A sober living home is a genuine step toward living independently and functioning as an active member of society.
If you’re getting out of rehab soon and need a little more structure, it might be a half-way house that you’re looking for.
Sometimes sober living homes will go so far as to drug test, but often times they don’t. Unfortunately, some sober living homes allow relapses and using, as long as tenants are paying their rent. Most luxury sober living accommodations, however, provide the caring support and high-end amenities people need to stay healthy and sober.
Sober Living Has Standards
On June 12, 2018, the Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act of 2018 (HR 4684) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The law demonstrates Congress’ support for quality recovery housing.
Some states have their own programs which show even more support. For example, in California, the Sober Living Coalition makes sure those who are certified provide safe, clean, ethically sound and supportive living conditions to their inhabitants.
They Have the Amenities You Need
Sober living homes usually have one or more people running the facility who collect rent and help addicts communicate with one another. They keep the facility clean and maintained so that tenants can live in a healthy environment while going about their lives.
Furthermore, a luxury sober living home will typically offer a beautiful living environment, emotional support, fitness facilities, fun activities, and other high-end access. Some facilities even provide “pet-friendly” recovery facilities. Check out Taylor Recovery in Houston to learn more about recovering in luxury with the help of your beloved pet.
Sober living homes also offer follow-up counseling services to help keep you on track after you leave.
You’ve Got Nothing to Lose
If you’re a recovering addict, it might feel like you have everything to lose. That’s why making thoughtful, and health-conscious decisions will aid you on your road to recovery.
Leaving rehab can be a shock, and many people aren’t ready to be completely on their own. Some people don’t have time or money for rehab at all. But a sober living home can be much more affordable than rehab.
In a sober living community, your fellow tenants live with the same goal in mind – to stay sober. Upscale amenities keep you entertained and connected with the world and a beautiful setting can do wonders for maintaining a sober lifestyle.
Staying healthy is the shared goal of any great luxury sober living home. Want to know more ways you can stay healthy? Check out our health blog to learn more ways to define a better you.