What Is a Sober Living Home?
Transitioning to day-to-day life as a sober individual comes with hurdles and challenges. WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab understands the need to structure and discipline once a patient exits treatment and enters everyday life, which is why we offer a sought-after sober living program. We provide sober living in Tampa as part of the overall rehab program where patients can transition to everyday civilian life with support, care, and encouragement.
Sober living in Tampa provides continued care for individuals who have completed inpatient and outpatient treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Before going home, sober living and recovery residences offer a less structured environment, but one that still has rules to follow.
Benefits of Sober Living
Sober living proceeds drug and alcohol rehab while providing mental health treatment for those struggling with a co-occurring disorder. Sober living in Tampa offers patients independent living and allows them to be held accountable for their actions and ultimately, their sobriety. Sobriety does not sustain on its own; it requires a detailed aftercare plan that includes relapse prevention tools that will help patients stay on the right path.
Some of the countless benefits of sober living include:
- Ongoing support during the transition between inpatient level of care and aftercare
- Provides continued dual diagnosis therapy
- Taught imperative life skills
- Assisting in the facilitation of job hunting
- Skills such as time management, accountability, budgeting, and how to live with others
When patients attend sober living as part of their recovery program, they reduce their chances of relapse. A structured environment is the cornerstone of sustained and long-term sobriety, and to reinforce addiction recovery, patients require ongoing structure and routine.
If you are a recent graduate of inpatient treatment and are looking for sober living, get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today. We offer a sober community for addiction recovery and provide therapy for addiction as part of their entire continuum of treatment offerings. Certified recovery coaches and clinicians offer guidance and reassurance every step of the way and help patients throughout their time in the sober living rehab program.
What to Expect In a Sober Living Home
Patients’ experience of sober living in Tampa will vary as each individual will be in various stages of their aftercare recovery. Some aspects of residing in a sober living home include:
- A less stringent routine than inpatient care, but patients are still expected to be home by a particular hour
- Patients are responsible for meeting with their primary therapist at set times during their sober living
- Patients must abide by the sober house rules (pay rent, purchase their own groceries, respect peers’ items, space, etc.)
- Take part in the sober community and be part of a sober network
- Attend 12-step meetings and group meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous AA and/or Narcotics Anonymous NA)
- Substance abuse is unacceptable and not permitted and is grounds for an automatic discharge from sober housing
- Random drug tests must come back as ‘clean.’
There is a strong focus on action and accountability during sober living to build up patients’ independence so they can be fulfilled contributing members of society. Through behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), patients will understand the core foundations of recovery, which will help them in rehab programs and their sober community as well.
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How Long Can You Stay In a Sober Living Home?
There is no specific timeframe that patients can stay in a sober living home or transitional housing. The amount of time you will spend in transitional housing may depend on whether you attend partial hospitalization (PHP) or intensive outpatient (IOP). These recovery programs provide support during the transition between outpatient treatment and aftercare/ attending a sober living facility.
Gender-Specific Sober Homes
There are gender-specific sober living houses in Tampa. Whether you are looking for women’s rehab or men’s rehab, your environment must be conducive to recovery. A safe and positive recovery home is imperative to patients’ success in aftercare, and WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab ensures patients’ comfort throughout their entire time in our sober living recovery center.
WhiteSands Sober Living Program
If you are looking for sober living, speak to our team about our sober living houses. Our step-down’ approach eases patients into the reality of day-to-day life as sober individuals. Once patients have left our inpatient recovery center for substance abuse and have completed their outpatient program, they are ready for the last step in the process, which is aftercare support through our sober living facility.
Once drug and alcohol rehab is completed, our team will facilitate the transition process into a recovery home. The sober home provides a safe and positive environment for patients to begin their transition. If the individual has received a dual diagnosis and requires ongoing mental health treatment, this will be built into their sober living program as part of their relapse prevention.
Get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today to learn more about their sober living and transitional housing offerings.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.