Exiting the safety of an addiction treatment center is stressful. While you will surely feel better than when you arrived, there are so many doubts about what to expect once you are back home with your family. Remember, the last time you were with them probably wasn’t so rosy! However, everything you discovered while you were in Florida rehab can help you answer these questions and help you cope with continued support and guidance. Nowadays, most recovery clients don’t go back to their community right away. Instead, most are opting to continue outpatient and reside in a sober living home for a measurable period of time. This is the "soft landing" and transitional support that helps clients return to their lives with a renewed purpose and foundation in sobriety.
Sober Living Creates a Bridge to Long-Term Recovery
Instead of putting yourself back into the environment that fueled your addiction, consider transitioning to sober living first. Once you are in a sober home, take the time to develop sober supports and healthy relationships. A supportive environment will boost your likelihood of maintaining your abstinence. The safety and security you can find in sober living will let you concentrate more on building a secure home environment once you leave.
Sober living develops your strength and ability to use the coping skills acquired in rehab. When you return home, you deserve to feel confident in your home. You are worthy of people who love and encourage you in your recovery.
Sober living residences also provide the right tools to give you extra support. If you recognize you are slipping back into old behaviors, you have built-in help through an outpatient program with individual and group therapy. During your “break”, you can galvanize the skills you learned while in partial hospitalization care. You can also learn, through “cross-training,” through camaraderie with your sober living colleagues.
Benefits of Florida Sober living
The goal of sober living homes is to provide the support and care you may not have in your home environment. Residents can practice life skills and coping strategies that they learned while attending inpatient addiction care.
Studies show that clients who transitioned to sober living homes maintained their sobriety over long periods, compared to those who went directly home to their families. Many of the great benefits include:
- An alcohol - and drug-free living atmosphere.
- IOP and OP levels of care available.
- Sober living residents are accountable to each other.
- Team support and camaraderie.
- Practice coping skills in quasi-supervised environment.
About the Author
Matthew Koenig is the principal of Last Call Marketing, which devotes their efforts to Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Website Design and SEO, primarily in healthcare and tourism concerns. Mr. Koenig is based out of South Florida. His sober date is June 10, 2013.