Rehabilitation is a difficult process for anyone, but especially for those living alone or sectioned off from their peers. Drugs and the lifestyles they tend to create will often lead to people damaging their interpersonal relationships, and support sometimes has to be actively sought out. As it turns out, there is a kind of support that continue the rehab process: the sober living home. Facilities, communities, living parks and other sober living options can be found in New Jersey and other places, and the very structure of them makes staying clean just a little bit easier.

 

The Concept

Basically, the idea behind continuing rehab in a sober living home is the same idea behind a 12-step program but on a larger scale. A community of people trying to live a new, clean life move into the same home or series of homes, and they recover using each other as support, with supervision to ensure there’s no domino-effect of relapse. While this concept hasn’t had as much time as the 12-step program to prove itself, over the years it has helped people across the country stay clean, and for that it deserves praise.

 

What it Takes

Getting into a sober living home requires a contact, and whatever rehab clinic you know and trust will probably know one or two facilities they trust, too. In fact, going through a clinic or other rehab doctor is sometimes the only way a sober living home’s owner will let a new untested tenant in. Most require that any tenant be either done with or mostly done with the detox step, and it does cost money, as it is a place to live as much as it is a lifestyle choice.

If you or someone you know might be interested in the services of a sober living home, contact us at 844-478-6563.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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