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Sober living homes, sometimes referred to as transitional living arrangements, halfway houses, or recovery residences, can be a step down from formal substance abuse treatment programs. These homes can offer an in-between option for individuals after completing a treatment program before returning to their homes and lives. This transition can provide continued support while residents learn to apply newly discovered tools and skills for becoming self-reliant and remaining drug- or alcohol-free in a community environment.
Sober living homes are alcohol- and drug-free living environments for people who want to abstain from substances and maintain their recovery. Some sober living homes let residents stay as long as they wish; others have limits on how long a person can live there. These homes are also not monitored by state licensing agencies because they do not offer formal treatment. However, they may be part of coalitions or associations that ensure that the programs follow specific guidelines on health, safety, quality, and adherence to a model that emphasizes 12-step recovery.
Updated: Oct 23, 2022