When you are trying to get sober and stay sober, it can be very difficult in certain situations. Many addicts choose to seek out sober living arrangements so that they will have some support in their struggles. Sober housing has a lot of really great benefits beyond kicking the addiction. Here are just a few ways that it helps you stay sober.
No Drugs or Alcohol
One of the hardest things for addicts leaving rehab is that they go back to their previous living situation, which may not be drug and alcohol free. Sober housing has strict rules about no drugs or alcohol. And because of this, you can avoid being exposed to the temptation entirely until you know you can handle it.
One of the reasons that some addicts go back to using after getting clean is that they are lonely. Their old friends and acquaintances may still be using drugs and alcohol. Cutting those people out of your life is often the only way to stay sober yourself. This can make you very lonely, but sober housing gives you like minded people to spend time with.
Immerses You in the Program
If you are just getting sober on your own or if you went to rehab and are transitioning back to the real world, staying with the 12-step program is important. The meetings are important, as are the relationships you cultivate within those meetings. Following the steps is also important for your continued sobriety. With sober living, you have all of these resources at your fingertips whenever you need them.
If you are just coming out of rehab or getting sober and need some help, contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.