“Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence,” according to a study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in December 2010. For individuals trying to abstain from alcohol and drugs, this means finding a sober living environment – a positive place for recovery where they can start their lives anew. Casa Nuevo Vida is exactly that, a sober living home that helps recovering alcoholics and addicts transition successfully from “rehab” to healthy independent living.
Starting with a clean slate
Your journey to sober living must start with a drug and alcohol free body. It sounds obvious but lifelong recovery is impossible without first achieving physical sobriety. By undergoing treatment and rehabilitation, you are in fact, laying down the foundations for continued sobriety. Of course, you should realize that treatment is only the beginning. You cannot expect full recovery in just 30 days, which is the average length of most treatment programs. Sobriety is a constant process, one that requires recovering addicts and alcoholics to apply the skills they have acquired while in treatment to real life situations. In this regard, a month seems too short to safely say that one is ready for reintegration to society. Sober living homes address this need, ensuring that recovering addicts and alcoholics have nurtured the life skills needed to re-enter the real world.
How sober living can help
Beyond abstaining from alcohol and addictive substances, sober living involves employing strategies for maintaining sobriety. During treatment, you may have learned spiritual practices or coping skills that have helped you get through the early phases of recovery. You can develop those practices and skills within a sober living environment so that in time, they become second nature to you.
Exactly why a sober living home is ideal for recovering addicts and alcoholics has to do with its setup. Recovery homes are exclusively for recovering addicts and alcoholics, who share the same goal of lifelong sobriety. This network of support thrives on making sobriety a group effort instead of putting it all on the individual. You should consider staying at a sober living home if you are really serious about maintaining sobriety, as there are dangers out there that await those who are transitioning from a safe environment (treatment facility) to the real world. Sober living homes make that transition seamless by providing an environment that nurtures healthy habits and normal coping mechanisms.
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