Fighting to stay sober can be challenging if you don’t have the proper tools. A housing situation with other people who encourage you to drink or use drugs is not a healthy situation and can often lead to going back down the road of addiction in the future after being in rehab. An option is sober living housing where you’re held accountable for the decisions that you make. There are rules that you will follow in this kind of housing, but there is help offered so that you can be successful in life.
This is an option that allows you to safely get back to living in a healthy lifestyle. There is usually a manager who lives in the home with the other people. Fortunately, there are very few people who live in the home at one time unless it’s a large facility that has been designated for use by more than just two or three at a time. The people who live at the home share in the daily chores so that everyone feels like they are contributing to the upkeep of the house. Support is provided by those who are in the home as well as the people who work in the home. Counseling is available and is something to consider during recovery so that you can get to the root cause behind your drinking or drug use.
Some homes will allow you to stay there without going to rehab first. This is beneficial if you don’t want to spend time in a facility where you’re told what to do every minute of the day and monitored for most of the actions that you perform. Another benefit is that you can begin planning for your future. You can complete job applications, find housing, and enroll in classes if you want to go back to school.