A sober living environment gives you: 1) Accountability, 2) Peer support, 3) Structure with sober coaching and 4) Space to slowly transition back to your life with family and friends. Accountability truly is the hallmark of early recovery. To answer to another person in recovery and less involve my will alone, has been proven to enhance your feeling of fellowship and less ego driven.Making a full-time commitment to recovery has been shown to aid in sustaining a sobriety from alcohol and drug addiction. Deciding that “28-30 days in a rehab is sufficient” is no longer best practice. More and more data shows that individuals who extend treatment and participate in a sober living program, have a higher probability of becoming fully engaged in a sober life and position oneself towards a personal transformation!
Peer support is best practiced when you both receive and give support to others. Studies show that altruism, the selfless concern for the well-being of others, actually helps the person being altruistic as well as the person being helped.
Sometimes the word “structure” is a dirty word. However, structure has helped the human person for thousands of years and continues to help with some of the most successful individuals. Addiction works against structure and resorts to a total self-will agenda…totally on your terms and at your time. Engaging others in a structured environment builds adaptive strategies and predictability in life, fighting a life full of chaos!
Transitioning slowly back to living with your family, full-time work and old routines is preferred for individuals with long term use and a tendency to relapse. Being more intentional about making change slowly and deliberate can shift your awareness to recovery and the needs of others (e.g. your family, friends, co-workers, etc.).
Philadelphia and its suburbs is a great place to slowly make this transition. The city is full of quality sobriety meetings, professional groups and outpatient treatment for substance and process addictions.
If you, or a loved one is in need of sober living, please call us today for a free consultation at 215.834.7979