A sober home, also known as a sober living house or a halfway house, is a sober living environment specifically designed to help men and women who are new to recovery maintain sobriety while reintegrating into society. Sober homes offer highly structured living conditions and hold residence accountable by requiring them to adhere to a strict set of rules and guidelines. In most instances, an individual will live in a sober home for between 6 and 9 months – the length of the stay can be shorter or longer depending on the unique needs of the individual resident.
Entering into a sober home immediately after inpatient treatment often means the difference between staying sober long-term and relapsing – it is highly encouraged and is generally a part of every thorough aftercare program. Sober homes like Riverbend Residence are highly structured and gender-specific and require residents to participate in ongoing therapy and a 12-step program of their choosing (usually Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous). Their main goal is to help make the transition from residential rehab to fully independent living as easy as possible.
What is a Three-Quarter Sober Home?
While there are several different types of sober homes, traditional sober living houses and three-quarter houses are the most common. A three-quarter house allows residents a greater amount of personal freedom. They have later curfews on the weekdays and the weekends, they do not need to be enrolled in an intensive outpatient or outpatient program, and they are generally more lenient when it comes to following house rules (like participating in daily chores).
There are several similarities between a three-quarter sober home and a traditional sober home. Both residential options encourage daily participation in 12-step meetings, and most three-quarter homes will require residents to turn in a weekly meeting sheet that is signed daily. Three-quarter homes encourage residents to find and maintain a job, go back to school full or part-time, or volunteer regularly.
If you are looking for the accountability and structure provided by a sober living home with more freedom and flexibility, a three-quarter home is likely an ideal option. Learn more about our Riverbend Residence sober homes and if they are an appropriate option for yourself or a loved one.
Different Types of Sober Recovery Homes
When you are looking for the right sober home for you, there are several different factors to keep in mind. There are several different types of sober homes, each of which can be beneficial to a unique set of needs and requirements. Different types of sober homes include:
- Sober living homes that put a strong emphasis on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. These homes will require daily meeting attendance, require participation in step work, and ask that all residents begin sponsoring other people as soon as they finish the steps.
- Vocational sober living homes. These homes emphasized helping residents find a job or career that suits their unique interests and needs.
- Demographic-specific sober homes. Some sober homes are gender-specific, age-specific, or geared specifically towards working professionals, parents, or young adults who are still in school.
- Three-quarter sober homes. This type of sober home allows for a greater level of personal freedom and has fewer rules and regulations. This is generally the last step before a complete reintegration into society and fully independent living.
Riverbend Residence – Gender-Specific Sober Living
While Riverbend Residence offers traditional sober living housing for men and women in the New Jersey area, we also offer a less structured level of living for those who have longer and sobriety or who can keep themselves accountable without additional rules in place. However, we expect all of our residents to be actively engaged in a 12-step program at all times and to be consistently prioritizing their sobriety as they navigate day-to-day life.
If you would like to learn more about our reputable recovery residence or if you would like to learn more about three-quarter sober living options, reach out to us today.