Sober Living Program

Sober living facilities provide a bridge for clients moving from residential care and returning home. While they do not have the 24-hour supervision and care of full-time residential facilities, they can provide clients with the security and support needed during their transition back to their lives after treatment, especially for those who may live alone or whose home life contributed to circumstances leading up to their addiction.

What Makes a Facility a Sober Living One?

PaxHouse_SoberLivingProg _ManDoingLaundry There are many different kinds of sober living houses available. The main connection is that they provide a safe and sober environment for recovering addicts and alcoholics. Some will have house managers, social workers, psychiatrists, or other recovery professionals staffing the homes around the clock, while others might only have limited supervision, i.e., just at night or during specific hours during the day. Many sober living facilities are associated with intensive outpatient programs of other addiction recovery programs. Every facility will have its own rules, but the main guidelines for living in a sober living home are that there are no drugs, alcohol, violence or overnight guests. Additionally, there will often be random drug and alcohol tests. Most facilities require some sort of participation in a recovery program, whether support groups or an outpatient program. Residents are also typically required to participate in something during the day, whether school, work, or an outpatient program. They also will need to pay rent on time and otherwise contribute to the care of the facilities. Living in a sober living facility teaches recovering addicts how to live once again in the real world. Every facility will have its own rules, but the main guidelines for living in a sober living home are that there are no drugs, alcohol, violence or overnight guests. Additionally, there will often be random drug and alcohol tests. Most facilities require some sort of participation in a recovery program, whether support groups or an outpatient program. Residents are also typically required to participate in something during the day, whether school, work, or an outpatient program. They also will need to pay rent on time and otherwise contribute to the care of the facilities. Living in a sober living facility teaches recovering addicts how to live once again in the real world. Living in a sober living facility teaches recovering addicts how to live once again in the real world.

The Benefits of a Sober Living Home

Studies have shown that recovering addicts who utilize sober living facilities have a better chance at a sustaining recovery, especially when it is in conjunction with further recovery support, whether a 12-step program, outpatient program or aftercare program. During early recovery, it can be difficult to face the stresses of home life, especially after having been in a residential program. Returning home straight away can put an addict right back into the destructive behavior patterns that led to the addiction in the first place. A sober living facility provides the support for an addict to remain sober and begin to practice the new-found skills and techniques he or she learned in treatment. In the company of other residents, the recovering addict has a safe place to discuss what is going on, and members of the community often hold one another accountable as well. This makes it an ideal transition between a residential facility and returning home, although it is not necessary to have been in residential treatment to live in one of our sober living facilities. Returning home straight away can put an addict right back into the destructive behavior patterns that led to the addiction in the first place. A sober living facility provides the support for an addict to remain sober and begin to practice the new-found skills and techniques he or she learned in treatment. In the company of other residents, the recovering addict has a safe place to discuss what is going on, and members of the community often hold one another accountable as well. This makes it an ideal transition between a residential facility and returning home, although it is not necessary to have been in residential treatment to live in one of our sober living facilities.

What is the Pasadena Sober Living at Pax House Like?

At Pax House, we have dedicated facilities for sober living minutes from Pasadena, CA. These facilities have the same home-like atmosphere and comfortable environment as our residential facilities. Residents can enjoy the quiet serenity of Altadena, California with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. There is some supervision, but clients have more freedom than they do in our residential program. We require our sober living residents to continue their treatment, either through our outpatient program, aftercare program or by attending 12-step meetings. Clients in our residential program are welcome to transition to our sober living facilities before they head home. Additionally, many of our outpatient clients choose to live in sober living facilities for additional support during their early recovery. However, it is not required to have been in our residential program in order to live in our sober living facilities. The main guideline is that no alcohol or drugs of any kind are allowed in the facility. Random drug or alcohol tests will be performed, as well as searches of the property, to ensure adherence to requirements for residency.

Sober Living Pasadena

Sober living Pasadena is a type of group home where the residents all are recovering addicts, who are transitioning from an inpatient facility to being able to live at home.  This is a safe place where they can receive the tools needed to live a sober life once they can go home. There are several kinds of sober living homes. Some are for alcoholics or a specific drug or age group. Some are gender specific. There are many divisions, but there is one main thing common in all of them. A sober living home is a safe place that a person can live while they are transitioning. Some have professionals that are on staff and others do not. Professionals like house manager, social workers, psychiatrists or counselors add to the education and training they can get at the facility. A sober living home is best suited for the patient that is receiving intensive outpatient treatment.

Life in sober living Pasadena is similar to real-world home life. There are no drugs, alcohol, violence or people staying for an overnight visit allowed. Residents may undergo random drug and alcohol tests to assure these rules are being followed. In most of the homes, you must be in a support group or outpatient care. During the day, the residents may work or go to school. Some are in a PHP partial hospitalization program during the day. To stay here, the resident must pay rent and do household chores. The goal is to prepare them for going home. To do this, they must learn to be able to participate in real-world activities and responsibilities.

Staying at a sober living facility gives the patient the best outcome, and they have a better chance of remaining sober without relapse. The stresses of home life can be a little too much for the person that has just completed inpatient care. If they return home to fast, they may not be able to handle that pressure and can relapse easily. They need the opportunity to learn the skills to prevent this and to be able to put those skills to practice in a safe environment first. Since everyone in the home is going through the same things, it is easier to get the support needed from them, and they hold each other accountable for their actions. Though most of the residents have been in residential treatment and staying at sober living Pasadena as a bridge to living at home, it is not necessary to have been an inpatient to stay at a sober living facility.

Here at Pax House, you will find that the sober living house is relaxing and little supervision. We do require treatment in our outpatient program or by attending regular 12-step meetings.  There is no alcohol, drugs, violence or any guests allowed to spend the night in our facility.  This is to provide the safety needed to maintain a sober life during this time of learning and applying new skills.  Because it is so important, we will require random drug and alcohol testing.

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