When one enters into a rehabilitation facility, the goal is to come out feeling better. Having a healed and rejuvenated body and mind helps an individual prosper. Taking on life again with abstinence, however, can be a challenging transition. Therefore, it is often advised that those who leave a rehabilitation program seek sober living to help with the transition.
This phase is still a part of a well-rounded rehab program. It is the aftercare element that is offered to patients providing them with additional resources and support with a more independent focus. Sober living helps those who are recovering live in the “real-world” with some padding from unhealthy triggers. For many programs, this phase can last from 30-90 days depending on the individual.
Early recovery is the most challenging part of the process because this is a sensitive time, as statistics show, when many addicts are prone to relapse. This is why sober living is so crucial to cementing everything learned and gained from an intensive in-house program. It is not just a physical home, but security from the dangers of addictive triggers and a community of like-minded and experienced individuals, helping people take on the challenges of everyday life in a smoother, less stressful way.
Just as one would experience in their own lives, sober living brings with it the monotony of the responsibilities of daily life for each resident. Chores, attending a job or volunteering, and schooling are all part of what is expected when one lives in one of these homes. This ability to engage with outside people and activities in order to again become familiar with the aspects of being independent and self-reliant in a responsible way is important. Without this type of conditioning and softer transition, re-emerging back into society can be an overwhelming proposition.
In addition to the internal community of other recovering addicts and the exposure to the slow outside world, as well as to daily living, many of these homes offer clinical support. Various forms of therapy and psychiatric aid can be crucial in the adjustment from treatment and through the sober living portion of the program. Everyone, from those that need more attention to those that do well with a bit less, can find just the right amount of support for their continued recovery and long-term success.
Long-Term Care Programs
For those who have successfully completed a rehabilitation program, sober living can be an excellent way to get back into life. This transition phase may be just what is needed for reacclimating to each new day living sober. Nobody want’s to risk their recovery and all the hard work they’ve done through treatment, and for many programs, you won’t have to be tossed into daily life alone. The beautiful scenic countryside of Tennessee is a good place to start your recovery. Discovery Place offers a soothing environment for treatment with full, well-rounded programs that support overall healing and wellness. Each level of restoration is addressed using a plethora of resources, including long-term programs. Learn more about our programs by calling us today at 1-800-725-0922. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.