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.

Are Halfway Houses Rent Free?

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.

Are Sober Homes Free of Charge?

Sober living homes, also known as halfway houses, are a highly recommended part of every multi-phased program of addiction recovery. In most cases, an individual who is new to sobriety will transfer directly from inpatient treatment to sober living, where he or she will live with other individuals who are also new to sobriety and essentially in the same boat all around. Sober living offers structured support and provides residents with a set of rules and guidelines geared towards helping residents stay accountable while further expanding upon vital life skills that will help them in the long-run. If you or someone close to you has recently completed inpatient treatment and is looking to enter into the next appropriate level of clinical care, look no further than Riverbend Residence.

At Riverbend Residence, we offer four gender-specific sober living houses to men and women living in Sussex County, New Jersey, and all surrounding areas. Our sober living houses are reputable, and the vast majority of our residents have had great success in the transition back into fully independent living after completing our program. We offer a luxury-style housing facility, fully equipped with all of the comforts of home along with numerous additional amenities. Our on-site support staff is available around the clock to help support, guide, and encourage our residents through the potential trials of early recovery. Sounds great, right? But…how much does it really cost?

Are Sober Homes Free of Charge?

Are Halfway Houses Free?

After the cost of inpatient treatment (which can be quite a lot to pay out-of-pocket for those who are uninsured or underinsured), it might seem like sober living housing will just add more to the tab (so to speak). When considering this, it is important to look at the value or treatment versus the cost of addiction.

The majority of men and women who do not attend sober living directly after inpatient treatment will end up relapsing within the first several months.  The cost of a return to addiction will far outweigh the price of sober living housing. But how much is sober living? Is it ever free? Unfortunately, no, sober living is never free.

If sober living was free then there would probably be a huge and unmanageable demand; people who were short on income or looking for a free place to stay would fill up all of the beds, leaving no room for the recovering alcoholics and addicts that were actually in need of the extra support and accountability. However, while sober living is not free, it is not unaffordable. Sober living typically costs significantly less than the cost of regular rent.

How Much Does Sober Living Cost?

The cost of sober living housing will depend heavily on the type of environment in which you wish to reside. Luxury sober living homes can be ridiculously expensive – upwards of several thousand dollars a month. Sober living homes that come with such a hefty price tag also come with a wide array of luxury amenities, from private chefs and fully furnished suites to massage therapists and acupuncturists that make “sober house calls” every day. Typically, sober living homeowners understand that their residents are working towards financial stability, and they will typically work with them and consider their individual needs when it comes to renting.

At Riverbend Residence, we understand that paying a great deal for rent in very early recovery is illogical and often unfeasible. We work with clients and their loved ones to determine a fair and viable rate. As time goes on, we help our residents become financially independent and teach them to pay their rent on time, which is – of course – a skill they will need to utilize when they transition back to fully independent living. For more information on our gender-specific sober living houses, give us a call today at (844) 505-3447 for more information.