Are Sober Living Homes Supervised?
A sober living house is a small step on the lifelong road to recovery – however, it is a necessary step; one that often means the difference between long-term recovery and relapse. In a sober living home, men and women who are new to recovery will be surrounded by like-minded individuals all working to obtain the same common goal. They are completely drug and alcohol-free environments, and they will be strictly structured to help residents maintain accountability. At Riverbend Residence, we offer four gender-exclusive sober living houses to men and women that are serious about their recovery and are willing to do whatever it takes to stay sober.
In most instances, New Jersey sober living will be part of a comprehensive aftercare program. It will follow the earlier and highly recommended phases of addiction recovery, including medically monitored detox and inpatient addiction treatment.
Sober Living Offers A Second Lease on Life
When it comes to sober living environments, there will always be a strict set of rules and guidelines in place. Residents will be expected to adhere by these guidelines, and if they repeatedly disregard the guidelines they may be asked to leave. At Riverbend Residence, we will never ask a resident to leave before helping them return to a lower level of clinical care.
Sober living is the last step the newly sober men and women will take on the clinical care continuum, therefore, if they are unable to remain accountable they should always return to a lower level of care – never be put out onto the streets. At Riverbend Residence we believe in second chances, but we also always have the safety and well-being of our residents in mind.
Sober Living – A Free-For-All?
Who will monitor whether or not guidelines are being followed, and how exactly will residents be held accountable for their actions? Every licensed and reputable treatment center will have on-site supervisors, known as sober support staff members, who will offer around-the-clock support and ensure that guidelines are being followed and residents are actively working towards long-term recovery. In the majority of cases, the support staff will have gone through the recovery process themselves, so they will be able to offer unique insight and a valuable level of compassion and understanding. Sober living is not the same as independent living – independent living is a sobriety-oriented goal that will be actively worked towards. This is a very important distinction to make.
If you are looking into a sober living house and you find that there are no on-site supervisors, the best thing you can do for yourself and your recovery is to begin looking into alternative options. Supervision is necessary for those in early recovery. This does not mean that they are incapable of taking care of themselves or that they are on the same level as children. It simply means that adjusting to an entirely new way of life can be exceptionally difficult, and transitioning from active addiction to fully independent living is generally unsuccessful if the transition is not taken slowly, step by step.
Riverbend Residence – Sober Living in New Jersey
At Riverbend Residence, we believe that sober living is an essential stage of the overall addiction recovery process. We have developed a safe and supportive environment in which men and women who are new to sobriety can continue to heal, ultimately paving the road for lifelong addiction recovery. One of the most important components of every sober living environment is supervision – men and women who have been through the same tumultuous times and come out the other side unscathed. If you or someone close to you has either completed inpatient treatment and is looking for the next appropriate level of care, or is looking for a stand-alone treatment option for a mild case of substance abuse, we are available to help. Simply give us a call today at (844) 505-3447 and we will help you in every way possible.