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.

Sober Living

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.

Daily Life

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.


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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