Should I be Concerned about CoVID-19 Exposure in Sober Living?

As you prepare to depart residential treatment and reenter society, you may find yourself wondering if a choice to reside in sober living rather than your own apartment places you at a greater risk for exposure to coronavirus. This is a valid concern, but one which has been addressed by most reputable sober living facilities in order to ensure the safety of their clients and staff. In addition to measures taken by management at your sober home of choice, there are several steps you can take to mitigate your risk of exposure to the virus while still actively participating in all the therapeutic benefits sober living has to offer.

Often the best defense is a good offense, so to this end be proactive and keep your house as clean and tidy as possible! Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces will help keep the virus from gaining a foothold in your home. Now that you are living in sobriety, you should already be getting into the habit of keeping your space neat and clean so adding disinfectant spray to this routine should be no trouble at all. You should encourage your housemates to lend a hand, as the upkeep of the house is everyone’s responsibility, not just yours!

While regular cleaning eliminates the virus from surfaces in your home, you may still be feeling a bit uneasy about airborne particles around the house. As long as your housemates are taking necessary precautions as they go about their day, you should feel safe in the knowledge that no one living at the home is a carrier of the virus. If you have any doubts as to the infection status of one of your housemates, you should feel free to share these concerns with your house manager so that appropriate action can be taken.

Living in a sober house should be beneficial to your health and well-being, even amidst the ongoing pandemic. At Evolutions Treatment Center we have established protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in all our facilities, including our sober living residences. Your health and safety is our primary concern, as we want you to be free to focus on growing in your recovery and reintegrating into society as a sober individual. If you are looking to enjoy the benefits of sober living but are concerned about potential exposure to CoVID-19, call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and let us put your mind at ease so you can feel comfortable and focused on recovery as you enjoy sober living!


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit