Sober living houses are group homes for people seeking to maintain their sobriety. The typical stay at a sober home will be anywhere from 90 days to a year. Although sober homes are sometimes referred to as halfway houses there can be important differences between the two, the primary one being that halfway houses typically require residents to have completed or be enrolled in an addiction treatment program while sober houses do not. Residents of the sober home will be expected follow certain house rules.
Like the homes themselves, which can be gender-specific, age-specific, or co-ed, the rules governing the sober house can vary widely. Nevertheless, some common rules of sober houses are:
- No drinking alcohol
- No taking drugs
- No smoking cigarettes outside of designated areas
- No sexual contact with other residents
- No stealing from the house or other residents
- No violent behavior or property destruction
- Must pay dues on time
Whether or not these rules will be strictly or more leniently enforced will depend on the house. Some employ a zero-tolerance policy, meaning that any rule violation can result in eviction.
Sober living houses an be a great choice for those who are nervous about returning to their life after completing an addiction treatment program, providing an environment free of addiction triggers and reinforcing the lessons learned during treatment.
Asana Recovery offers a supervised detoxification and residential treatment program in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.