Are Halfway Houses Rent Free?
Addiction treatment is a necessary medical expenditure for many, many people who are suffering at the hands of a life-threatening substance abuse disorder. In many cases, major insurance providers will cover some or all of the cost of addiction treatment, from medically monitored detox to inpatient rehab. Those who are uninsured (or underinsured) typically have a wide range of resources available to them. Unfortunately, because few people know the extent of the available resources, many fail to seek professional clinical care they so desperately need. The same is true of halfway houses – which are an integral part of every long-term addiction recovery program.
Once an individual completes medical detox and residential treatment, he or she will transfer to a halfway house – also known as a sober living home – which offers additional support and more personal freedom as the individual slowly becomes ready to transition back into fully independent living. There are many benefits to living in a halfway house directly after treatment.
What Makes Halfway Houses Worth the Cost
Just like medical detox and residential rehab – living in a halfway house is generally never free. However, the rent is generally much less when compared to a regular apartment, and many halfway houses offer a sliding scale payment plan. If you did pay out-of-pocket for your stay in an inpatient treatment facility, any extra expenditure might not seem worth it. But guess what – it is! Halfway house living is far from an “extra” expenditure, and it is always worth it. Here’s why!
Here are several reasons why halfway houses are worth the cost:
- The cost will never be more than rent would be anywhere else. We understand that those who are in early recovery typically have limited financial capability. For this reason, we work with our residents to develop a viable and reasonable monthly or weekly rent cost.
- Halfway houses, like Riverbend Residence, help teach residents to become financially independent. We require all of our residents to get a job within their first month of living with us and keep this job long-term. We teach them to effectively budget their money and provide in-depth vocational training. We do not simply provide our residents with a place to stay – we teach them how to be the best version of themselves while helping them develop and hone crucial life skills.
- Halfway houses provide an additional level of care and accountability that usually means the difference between relapse and long-term recovery. At Riverbend Residence, our on-site support staff will continue to support, encourage, and instruct residents as they learn to effectively stand on their own two feet. This additional level of care is not available once an individual transitions back to fully independent living. We also provide drug tests whenever we suspect that a resident has ingested a mood or mind-altering chemical substance, which helps to keep residents accountable and drug-free.
Information About Rent in Halfway Houses
Riverbend Residence offers four gender-specific halfway houses in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey – two male-specific and two gender-specific. Our halfway houses are reputable, licensed, and accredited – essentially, this means that we always have the best interest of our residents in mind. It is important to understand that any halfway house that claims it is “free” for any length of time, or any halfway house that accepts health insurance, is probably far from reputable. With the rise of the opioid epidemic throughout the state of New Jersey came the introduction of many less-than-favorable treatment centers and sober living facilities, all looking to take advantage of the vulnerable.
You can rest assured that Riverbend Residence will always work with residents to come up with a viable treatment plan while prioritizing their well-being and their ongoing recovery. If you have more questions about our sober living facilities or if you would like to schedule an in-person tour, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you continue along on the road to long-term recovery.