Turning the Page
You are nearing the end of your stay at an in-patient or residential treatment facility. What happens when you get discharged? How can you prevent a relapse when “real life” comes flooding back in? For many people in early recovery, a sober living home is the best way to stay clean and sober during this fragile transition period.
What Makes The Best Sober Living in California?
A sober living home is not just a place where your roommates agree not to drink or use. Below are some tips about what the best sober living facilities provide and why they are important.
It is shockingly easy to be triggered into relapse when you leave treatment and return to the very same places where you lived, drank and used drugs. Therefore, changing your surroundings is crucial. The best sober living homes provide a clean, comfortable and quiet environment that promote positive habits and reduce unnecessary stress. Many also provide healthy food and transportation options (for getting to meetings).
Support and Fellowship
In active addiction, nearly all of us isolated ourselves from others. In recovery, this habit may stick around. But reconnecting with other people – especially others in recovery – is a must. Having people around gets us thinking about a sense of community and provides opportunities for fun in recovery.
The Importance of Accountability
Sober living houses keep us honest and accountable in many ways, including:
- Ensuring that we attend a certain number of meetings each week
- Ensuring (through regular testing) that we are not drinking or using
- Ensuring that we are employed or volunteering outside the house
- Fostering a sense of responsibility to others through a weekly house chore, house meetings and an evening curfew
- Reintroducing the concept of courtesy and respect for others who share our living space
Let Casa Nuevo Vida Help Today
If you’d like to learn more about the Casa Nuevo Vida, and the best sober living options in the Los Angeles area click here. Our experience, family first outlook and dedication to community will empower you or your loved one to take the next step in the journey to recovery.