How Sober Living Works
While living in a sober residence, individuals are encouraged to attend AA/NA meetings, facilitating their commitment to a 12-step program. All participants must follow a code of conduct, in order to sustain the important standards of sobriety. While staying at sober living most residents will be expected to get a job, meet a curfew, pay rent, perform daily house chores, attend 12 step meetings, and/or volunteer in the community. The idea behind sober living is to allow enough freedom to begin building a life again, but also enough safety and stability that relapse is less likely.
Residents will interact with each other on a daily basis, sharing in responsibilities and creating supportive connections. This community-based methodology empowers residents to thrive in their recovery. Living with other individuals who not only will hold them accountable, but also have the same goal of staying sober, the risk of relapse is less likely and finding a new way to live is the main focus. There is more motivation to stay sober, stay accountable, and do what needs to be done to achieve long term sobriety.
At RECO, our Sober Living Residences have been thoughtfully furnished and decorated to promote optimal progress in recovery. Our secure, comfortable environments allow clients to focus wholly on their health and well-being.
Length of the Program
Residents will stay in Sober Living Residences for different lengths of time, depending upon individual need. A transitional form of addiction treatment, sober residences are invaluable to the long-term treatment industry and to the lives of those recovering from addiction.
The success rate for clients who attend sober living for any length of time is much higher than for those choose not to attend sober living. The longer a client can stay in sober living, can directly effect length of sobriety. In fact, many individuals describe their sober living experience as one of the best decisions they ever made in their recovery. The friendships, support, and life lessons are such that most individuals will take and use what they learned for the rest of their life.