Sober living homes are excellent resources for those who are interested in an intermediary step between intense residential drug rehab and returning home to attempt outpatient aftercare support treatment services. Sober living offers a number of benefits to patients in recovery but these benefits come with some structure as well. Every sober living home is different, so getting to know the house rules before you enter a sober living environment will help you to know what to expect before you arrive.
No two sober living homes will have exactly the same expectations of residents. Some are simply a residence that is safe where no drugs or alcohol are allowed. Others offer treatment services or provide ongoing support to patients as they begin to seek aftercare support out in the community. Depending upon how comfortable you feel navigating life after rehab, you can choose the level of support that is appropriate to you.
In general, however, the following rules are relatively common:
If all requirements are met, then residents can often earn privileges that usually come in the form of more freedom. These may include any or all of the following: