Halfway Houses and Sober Living Homes

Re-entering life after spending time in an rehab can be a frightening prospect. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone there to meet you halfway? This is exactly what spending some time at a Halfway House or Recovery Residence is about. Your addiction is an illness that has been slowly destroying your body and damaging your relationships with friends and family. You have taken the first steps by detoxing and receiving addiction treatment. Now, it’s time to get back on your feet and stay there. Recovery Connection® is here to help.

If you feel like you need help to maintain your sobriety, call Recovery Connection now at 800-993-3869 and speak with a coordinator. All calls are free, confidential and our helpline is open 24/7.

What Are Halfway Houses and Sober Living Homes?

Many names are used: Halfway houses, recovery houses, recovery residences or sober living homes. The goal is the same: To provide recovering addicts and alcoholics with a safe and clean environment that requires minimal time and stress. Halfway houses bridge the gap from a drug or alcohol treatment facility back into a daily living routine. Being clean and staying sober after addiction treatment for the long term are two different things. Sober living facilities help addicts make this a smooth transition. 

How Do Halfway Houses and Sober Living Homes Help?

Recovery Connection focuses on quality halfway houses and what they offer the recovering addict or alcoholic. When seeking a room at a sober living home, the addict or alcoholic is advised to find a facility with proper licensing and accreditation and one that has a clear structure.

Quality Sober Living Houses Include:

  • House rules
  • Curfew
  • Money management help
  • Regular supervision
  • Onsite AA/NA meetings
  • Counseling
  • Job coaching
  • Transportation to any off-site meetings
  • Random drug testing

Benefits of a Halfway House

A halfway house can be a vital part of a comprehensive recovery plan. All too often, alcoholics and addicts are treated and discharged from rehab only to wind up back with old friends in environments that easily trigger their old behaviors. Such temptations are powerful and overwhelming, resulting in relapse.

Spending a few months or longer in a quality halfway house allows the drug addict or alcoholic time to continue working on stabilizing his or her recovery in a safe environment with supportive people. The halfway house environment can be a building block placed on the foundation laid in rehab. Recovery Connection understands the importance of going to a drug and alcohol rehab that has a relationship with sober living homes to give you the best options for after treatment. Call them today at 800-993-3869 and get effective drug rehab from beginning to end.

Support for recovery in a proven halfway house or sober living home can change the odds from going into relapse to maintaining a stable recovery. Recovery houses provide an extra helping hand needed by many. It frees them from the grip of drugs or alcohol, while providing a sober living environment that enables the addict to put the principles of a sober life into action.

Halfway House and Sober Living Home Guidelines and Expectations

The programs at halfway houses vary, but in any credible sober living environment, the addict or alcoholic should expect to follow certain rules and residency guidelines. Each house determines what is expected of its tenants to create a structured and disciplined environment conducive to the safety, recovery and healing of all of its residents. 

Rules and Guidelines of Halfway Houses:

  • No mood or mind-altering substances are allowed on the property at any time.
  • Generally, you are allowed to come and go as you please, but you are not allowed to come onto the property under the influence.
  • You will usually need permission to bring people who are not tenants of the house into your apartment.
  • You must stick to your aftercare plan and attend any scheduled meetings, including 12-step meetings.
  • Cooking and cleaning.
  • Pursuing alternate housing for life after living in a halfway house.

In addition to the above, most halfway houses expect residents to return to work or school as soon as it is reasonably possible. If a tenant at a halfway house relapses and begins using again, he or she may be referred to a drug detox program, an inpatient or residential addiction treatment program, or an outpatient addiction treatment program. Typically, the resident who relapsed will be asked to immediately leave the house.

Halfway houses do collect rent. Usually, a security deposit is required, all or most of which is returned to the resident when he or she completes his or her stay, minus the costs to repair any damages


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