Graduation from drug rehab is a major accomplishment in a teen’s life. Getting through detox and rehab is a personal triumph yet sober living can still feel overwhelming. Coping skills are necessary to deal with the challenges of daily life in recovery outside rehab. Sober living homes provide a bridge between the rehab phase and the real world.
Sober living homes can be a very effective transition for rehab graduates which provides a safe environment to learn appropriate skills necessary for daily living. Important areas may include:
Transitional living environments have similar benefits to sober living homes. The residences provide a secure, supportive setting where teens may continue to be supervised while retaining some independence and flexibility. Accountability is key as teens earn freedom to go to school, work part-time and be with family. The following are additional benefits:
Sober living homes are more open and less restrictive than addiction treatment centers but lots of rules exist to support teens safely:
Sober living provides a space to learn accountability to authority figures, family members, peers and the self. The rules are strict but provide flexibility once a teen learns how to cope better. The goal is to support independence after leaving the home so the teen will have confidence in the ability to cope.
Sober living homes are found in many settings. Some residences are privately owned or in mainstream neighborhoods. Addiction treatment programs for teens may include sober living options as part of aftercare protocol. When researching for a home, look for one that stresses family involvement, personal growth and accountability for teens located in a safe environment away from triggers or distractions. The goal is to find a space that is affordable, comfortable and, most of all, provides space to recover from addiction in a healthy way.
Teens need a space dedicated to their needs which are unique in recovery. Call Hired Power to find out how we can support your teen’s journey to recovery from addiction.
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