What Should I Look for in a Sober Living Facility?

Now that you have successfully completed a course of inpatient substance abuse treatment, you should be exploring your options for living arrangements in early sobriety. Hopefully you have opted to seek residence in a sober living facility, as this is the most beneficial environment for a person in early sobriety. For those entering recovery for the first time, what should you keep in mind as you look into your options for sober living?

First, you should make sure the sober living facility you choose to reside in provides you a level of comfortability and serenity, both in terms of the furnishings/decor as well as the other residents of the home. The best way to accomplish this is to schedule a tour of the sober home so that you can get a sense of the potential environment and roommates firsthand. Depending on the residential treatment center you are currently enrolled in this may not be an option - if you cannot tour the sober home in person, try to arrange a virtual tour via FaceTime as this will give you a similar sense of the home.

Just as important as your comfort in your home is the level of structure and accountability provided for you. As you educate yourself about the sober living facilities available to you, make sure you request a written copy of both the tenant agreement and the house rules for your review. Read these documents thoroughly, especially the house rules, making certain your work schedule allows for your adherence to the house curfew. You also want to ensure regular drug testing and house visits by management occur so that a safe, orderly living environment is maintained.

Sober living is the logical next step for you upon completing inpatient substance abuse treatment. These facilities provide a level of structure and accountability which aligns perfectly with the mental and physical condition of addicts in early recovery. At Evolutions, our sober living facilities are generously appointed with all the creature comforts one would expect, providing our clients a safe, comfortable environment in which to thrive in their sobriety. If you are nearing your discharge date from a residential treatment facility, call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 so we may provide you with information regarding our sober living program as well as an in person or virtual tour of our beautiful facilities!