Can Alcoholics Live in a Halfway House?
Once an individual completes medical detox and inpatient treatment, the logical next step on the road to recovery is moving into a halfway house or sober living facility. A halfway house is essentially a home for men or women who are new to recovery and learning to stand on their own two feet. Early recovery can be a very challenging time. Not only are those who are new to sobriety learning to live a drug and alcohol-free life, but they are learning to be independent in a way they likely never deemed possible.
At Riverbend Residence, we implement a strict set of rules and guidelines that were developed to help our residents maintain accountability as they navigate a sober lifestyle. Our support staff members offer guidance and assistance whenever necessary, and they are readily available all hours of the day and night to help residents through the tough times and celebrate a job well done. We always prioritize the well-being of each client, and our main goal is to help residents stay sober as they grow into the functional, happy, and productive people they were always meant to be.
Who Is A Halfway House For?
Can anyone live in a halfway house? Do you need to be an alcoholic or a drug addict to take advantage of housing situations like Riverbend Residence? Halfway houses like the ones we have found were specifically developed for men and women who are new to sobriety; who struggled with alcoholism or drug addiction and who have already completed a higher level of clinical care. Of course, there is an important distinction to make – a halfway house is for someone who is sober and who has every intention of staying sober.
Halfway houses are not for people who are actively abusing alcohol or who are actively using mood or mind-altering substances of any kind. If it is suspected that one of our residents has been using drugs or alcohol, we will promptly conduct a thorough drug and alcohol screening. If any chemical substances are present in the system, we will request that the resident return to a higher level of clinical care. This is not a punishment – we never “punish” our residents. We simply want them to stay sober, and we understand that sobriety will not be achieved if substance use of any kind is condoned.
At Riverbend Residence, we offer four gender-specific sober living homes – two male-exclusive and two female-exclusive. Each is located in the heart of Sussex County, New Jersey, and our halfway houses serve sober men and women in all surrounding areas.
Quality Sober Living Homes for Alcoholics
Our main priority is to help men and women who are new to recovery maintain sobriety while paving a solid and lasting foundation for a lifetime of fulfilling and joyous recovery. We do not simply provide men and women who have struggled with alcoholism or addiction with a safe place to live. We also offer a wide range of services to help them stay sober for years to come. Some of the service we provide include:
- Vocational training. We teach our residents to build out their resumes and dress professionally for job interviews. We require all of our clients to get and maintain an appropriate job while slowly working towards complete financial independence.
- The further development of relapse prevention skills. We teach our residents how to manage their emotions calmly and productively, and identify and work through personal relapse triggers.
- The development of healthy interpersonal relationships. Residents will be living with like-minded men or women to whom they can relate. We help our residents further develop healthy communication skills and work through any issues that might arise in a safe and supportive environment.