Making It Work at a Sober Living Home
Making it work at a sober living home is a lot like making it work at drug rehab – except that you have more freedom and more opportunities to make mistakes if you don’t handle things correctly. This freedom can be a blessing if you utilize the resources you have at your sober living home, communicate openly and effectively, and learn how to handle problems as they arise rather than resort to drugs and alcohol to escape from them.
Contact us at Michael’s House today if you would like to learn more about our sober living estate and how we can help you in your recovery process.
Knowing What to Expect
There will likely be mandatory house meetings, household chores assigned to all residents on a rotating basis, house dinners, and a requirement that each resident follow his or her treatment plan goals. If you are seeking a job, then you will need to show progress toward that goal. If you are looking for a clean and sober place to live after sober living, you can bring a sober companion with you and begin the search. Attending 12-step meetings in the community and continuing certain therapies and treatments may also be a part of your program, and of course, showing respect to the in-home counselors and your peers is a requirement in addition to avoiding relapse.
Handling Personal Challenges
It may be more difficult than you thought to commute from your sober living home to your new job or you may find that you’re struggling with depression or worried about how your family and friends are doing back home. These personal struggles will not disappear if you leave the sober living estate, and it’s important to remember that and stay focused. Talk to your counselor, your personal counselor and your peers at therapeutic meetings, and come up with a specific and actionable plan that you can implement to make things easier.
Above all, avoid relapse and if you feel tempted to drink or get high, get help immediately.
Dealing With Interpersonal Issues
You’re not going to get along with everyone in every situation, and the mix of personalities at drug rehab and sober living homes can be volatile. Take advantage of house meetings and personal counselors to talk through issues before they become overwhelming, and don’t allow emotions to dictate your actions or choices.
The Treatment Experience at Michael’s House
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- Sober Living Benefits
- Sober Living Costs
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