A sober living house provides a safe space for residents who are still working on sobriety. These structured homes help facilitate continued recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. As such, they require you to commit to a sober life, free of drugs or alcohol, while you’re in residence.
The rhythm of a sober living home is similar to that of any other household. Everyone shares the responsibilities for upkeep, and there are typically a few rules about curfews, sharing space and other nuances. The difference in a sober living environment is that residents and staff support one another in a shared sobriety goal. Moreover, these homes have resources in place to anticipate and respond to possible pitfalls and triggers. Residents can participate in support groups and other activities that make maintaining sobriety achievable.
Additionally, sober living homes conduct regular drug testing to ensure a substance-free environment, and consequences are in place for those who do not adhere to the sobriety rules. This helps to maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere for all residents in their recovery journey.