Is Sober Living Recovery Right For You?
Why Sober Living Recovery?
If you or a loved one know it is time to seek help, it can be an incredibly difficult process to navigate. It takes a tremendous amount of courage, strength, and faith to take that first step toward getting help. And it is crucial that, once you have made the decision to give up drugs and alcohol for good, you have the resources you need to move forward with that decision. Often individuals and families are left with the question- what do we do now? What kind of treatment is right for me? Do I need to detox first? How do I know if Sober Living Recovery is the right option? These are all extremely important questions, that must be answered before you can successfully head down the path that is right for you.
Do I need to detox?
This is an incredibly important first question. If you are entering a traditional treatment center and are going to be medically supervised, you may not need to go to a separate detox facility. However, if you are currently dependent on drugs or alcohol, you may want to consider seeking a medical detox before entering a non-medical recovery option like Sober Living Recovery. Detox is specifically available to help individual healthfully withdraw from the chemical dependencies their body has become used to. Typically, individuals need a few days to a week to safely detox, during which time it is recommended that you are medically supervised.
Detox facilities do not, however, prepare you for a success recovery after leaving their center. They are specifically designed to help navigate individuals through the physical symptoms of drug withdrawal, and should not be considered a ‘treatment’ center that will prepare you to live a clean and sober lifestyle after leaving. Outside of medically detoxing from substance and alcohol dependency, individuals need to be outfitted with the coping mechanisms, tools, and support they need to re-enter their lives and remain successfully sober. These crucial tools can be found outside of a detox facility, at a treatment center or in a sober living recovery program.
What is the difference between a treatment center and sober living residential program?
Traditional treatment centers range in features, structure, and pricing- but are all typically supervised programs where individuals learn the skills and coping mechanisms needed for long term recovery. Treatment centers vary greatly in both features and cost- from luxury programs featuring personal trainers and spas to more modest programs with less substantial fees. Most treatment programs do focus on therapeutic recovery, and provide counselors and group therapy treatment to help with this process. Treatment programs are typically structures, medically supervised, long term (at least 30-90 days), and can be quite costly (upwards of $2,000 daily). However some traditional treatment programs can cost as much as $30,000 - 60,000 dollars for a 1 - 3 month program- and if insurance will not cover the cost, it can be one of the largest obstacles individuals face when trying to find somewhere to go for help. Many take insurance, and may be covered after your deductible is met- however with the current demands of the opiod addiction crisis, finding an available center that accepts your insurance is becoming one of the greatest barriers to recovery most people encounter.
Sober living recovery residences are not treatment programs. Many do offer counseling but are less structured, provide more freedom, and rely more on program participants to take personal responsibility for their sobriety. Many sober living recovery programs allow you to continue to work, have more minimal fees, and are based around the 12 step program of recovery. These programs involve communal living, often in apartment-style housing with roommates. All recovery residential programs vary in features and benefits however- all are based around the premise of providing a long-term, safe, and supportive environment for individuals while they get readjusted to daily life outside of addiction. One of the greatest benefits of sober living recovery programs is that they are typically affordable for many in need of help, give you the opportunity to continue to live your life while providing the structured and needed boundaries of a recovery program.
Is Sober Living Recovery right for me?
Sober Living Recovery was founded to make sure anyone who was in need of recovery was given the assistance required to help move on to the next stage of their life. We focus on providing same-day admissions to anyone in need of help, and offer a low-cost model that accepts anyone regardless of their ability to pay. We request no downpayment, and provide job matching programs that help individuals get on their feet and begin independently paying their fees within the first few weeks of entering the program. For many individuals without the means to pay for traditional treatment, this program can provide a much needed lifeline during this critical time.
In addition to sober living housing and job placement, Sober Living Recovery provides a structured environment for individuals to work on their recovery. We provide daily on-site meetings, transportation to local AA and NA meetings, and access to spiritual development opportunities. Our focus is to make sure that all of our residents are following the 12 Step model and successfully working the steps of recovery. You must be committed and willing to follow this method to succeed in your recovery at SLA.
More than any of our features or benefits, Sober Living Recovery provides a truly unique offering: a community of support when it is needed most. Our program is our people, and each person who enters our program must be willing and able to contribute to the nurturing environment we provide for our community. We are here to support each other, to build each other up, and ultimately to help each other achieve a new life in sobriety. Each individual in our program depends on each other individual in our program, and that spirit of camaraderie is what ultimately provides the support needed to achieve their ultimate goal. Our program is our family, and our family is our community.
If you are in need of an affordable recovery option and are committed to living a clean and sober life, SLR may be the perfect place for you. But we ask that you come with an open mind, an open heart, and a true desire to live a clean and sober life. Come ready and willing to support your neighbor in a time of need, and they in turn will support you. Join us to start a new life today, and become part of our community. We are waiting for you.