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Title: Sober Living Homes - Where Your New Life Starts


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Sober Living Homes - Where Your New Life Starts
  • Get back into your real life

2
Synopsis
  • Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
    to Pay?
  • Sober Living Homes and Types of Rules to Expect
  • Understanding the Key Features of Sober Living
    Housing
  • Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing

3
Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
to Pay?
  • The truth is that sober living homes are not for
    everyone. There will be specific rules to
    follow. For instance, you cannot taste alcohol or
    even use products that contain alcohol. You will
    have to return to the facility by a set time.
    Failing to comply with any of these requirements
    can get you thrown out of the facility. It means
    that if you are not good at dealing with
    authority or you have trouble following rules,
    sober living facilities are not going to work
    great for you.
  • Similarly, you may not benefit from these
    facilities if you become violent while trying to
    break your addiction. In this situation, you need
    specialized assistance and support from a
    professional who knows how to handle such
    patients. This is when you will be better off
    going into a rehab program. In fact, it is better
    to go through a rehab program and then opt for a
    sober living facility to ensure that you are now
    sober enough to return to your normal life.

4
Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
to Pay?
  • Keep in mind that many sober living homes do not
    accept residents who have not completed a rehab
    program. In other words, most of these facilities
    accept recovering addicts. Similarly, some
    facilities would accept residents who may have at
    least completed detox program.
  • Along with paying attention to who can stay in
    these facilities, you should also get complete
    information about the total cost of staying in a
    sober living home. Prices vary greatly from
    facility to facility, but in most cases, you will
    have to pay the same as you would otherwise pay
    to stay in a modest home or apartment. You will
    have to pay a set rent each month to stay in a
    sober living facility. The rent could be anything
    between 450 and 750, depending on the location
    and other facilities you get during your stay. It
    is important to pay your rent in a timely manner.

5
Sober Living Homes and Types of Rules to Expect
  • The most important rule to stay in a sober living
    facility is to stay clean and sober. You should
    not use any type of drug or alcohol. In some
    sober living homes, you may not be allowed to use
    mouthwash and other similar products. You may not
    be able to cook with vanilla and other similar
    ingredients mainly because they contain alcohol.
  • Another important and common rule in all sober
    living facilities is regular drug testing. You
    are usually asked to stay away from products that
    may contain alcohol, such as mouthwash and
    cooking ingredients because their use could lead
    to false positives.
  • Another common rule is to play your part when
    staying in a sober living facility. You will be
    asked to contribute in many different ways. You
    can help others by doing chores.
  • You should not engage in any violent activities
    and stay away from fighting. Your behavior
    matters a lot here.
  • In case you have decided to use the option of a
    sober living facility, you have to ensure that
    you do not stay out longer than you are allowed
    to. You will be free to go to work or office, but
    you have to return by a set time. Not following
    this rule can get you thrown out of the facility.

6
Understanding the Key Features of Sober Living
Housing
  • You will be able to live in a drug-free setting
    and be able to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
    You can stay here as long as you stay sober.
  • You may have to take part in group therapy
    sessions while living in a sober living housing.
    Some of these facilities may also arrange 12-setp
    meetings to help support recovery.
  • You have to follow house rules and even need to
    take part in other activities. You may have to
    prepare meals, complete chores, stay away from
    drugs and alcohol, and regularly take part
    in-house meetings.
  • You will have to undergo drug testing every now
    and then to ensure that you have not used
    anything while out of the facility.

7
Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing
  • Taking drugs is a lengthy process, as you have to
    arrange different things to take drugs.
    Similarly, you need to get a glass, arrange
    alcohol, and then drink it. You will not be able
    to perform this ritual when you are in a sober
    living facility, and that is the biggest benefit
    of choosing this option.
  • Stay away from drugs or substance abuse for long
    enough can help develop new habits. Studies show
    that you can develop a new habit if you do
    something for at least 66 days. Staying in a
    sober living facility for long enough can offer
    some amazing results and help form new habits.
  • Staying in a sober living facility helps
    eliminate risks. You have to understand that
    substance abuse can affect the functioning of
    your brain cells. That damaging effect can keep
    it difficult for you to control your urge to
    abuse drug. Studies show that substance abuse may
    cause you to lose tissue in the portion of the
    brain that controls emotions and behaviors. When
    you are in this state, it is better to be under
    the supervision of someone who knows what you are
    going through. This is when you can take
    advantage of a sober living facility.

8
Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing
  • The option is likely to work because you will be
    living in an environment where there is no
    temptation, as illicit drugs, alcohol, OTC drugs,
    and legal prescriptions are all banned here. In
    fact, you may not be allowed to use mouthwash and
    other products that may contain alcohol. This
    helps reduce the risk of a relapse. Opting for
    sober living housing helps reduce loneliness to a
    great extent. You will be around people who are
    going through the same as you and are willing to
    help whenever possible. Everyone here will
    understand what it is like to disappoint others,
    lose control, and struggle with cravings.
    Watching others moving on the road to recovery
    can also give you the type of nudge you need to
    recover fully.
  • You can stay in sober living housing for as long
    as you deem fit, but you need to follow the
    rules. However, the good thing is that you can
    stay for at least six months and use this time to
    plan for success. You can also decide on how you
    should live your life once you eventually move
    out of one such facility.

9
The End
  • For more details, please visit
  • http//soberliving.ca/
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Title: Sober Living Homes - Where Your New Life Starts


1
Sober Living Homes - Where Your New Life Starts
  • Get back into your real life

2
Synopsis
  • Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
    to Pay?
  • Sober Living Homes and Types of Rules to Expect
  • Understanding the Key Features of Sober Living
    Housing
  • Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing

3
Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
to Pay?
  • The truth is that sober living homes are not for
    everyone. There will be specific rules to
    follow. For instance, you cannot taste alcohol or
    even use products that contain alcohol. You will
    have to return to the facility by a set time.
    Failing to comply with any of these requirements
    can get you thrown out of the facility. It means
    that if you are not good at dealing with
    authority or you have trouble following rules,
    sober living facilities are not going to work
    great for you.
  • Similarly, you may not benefit from these
    facilities if you become violent while trying to
    break your addiction. In this situation, you need
    specialized assistance and support from a
    professional who knows how to handle such
    patients. This is when you will be better off
    going into a rehab program. In fact, it is better
    to go through a rehab program and then opt for a
    sober living facility to ensure that you are now
    sober enough to return to your normal life.

4
Who Can Live in Sober Living Homes and How Much
to Pay?
  • Keep in mind that many sober living homes do not
    accept residents who have not completed a rehab
    program. In other words, most of these facilities
    accept recovering addicts. Similarly, some
    facilities would accept residents who may have at
    least completed detox program.
  • Along with paying attention to who can stay in
    these facilities, you should also get complete
    information about the total cost of staying in a
    sober living home. Prices vary greatly from
    facility to facility, but in most cases, you will
    have to pay the same as you would otherwise pay
    to stay in a modest home or apartment. You will
    have to pay a set rent each month to stay in a
    sober living facility. The rent could be anything
    between 450 and 750, depending on the location
    and other facilities you get during your stay. It
    is important to pay your rent in a timely manner.

5
Sober Living Homes and Types of Rules to Expect
  • The most important rule to stay in a sober living
    facility is to stay clean and sober. You should
    not use any type of drug or alcohol. In some
    sober living homes, you may not be allowed to use
    mouthwash and other similar products. You may not
    be able to cook with vanilla and other similar
    ingredients mainly because they contain alcohol.
  • Another important and common rule in all sober
    living facilities is regular drug testing. You
    are usually asked to stay away from products that
    may contain alcohol, such as mouthwash and
    cooking ingredients because their use could lead
    to false positives.
  • Another common rule is to play your part when
    staying in a sober living facility. You will be
    asked to contribute in many different ways. You
    can help others by doing chores.
  • You should not engage in any violent activities
    and stay away from fighting. Your behavior
    matters a lot here.
  • In case you have decided to use the option of a
    sober living facility, you have to ensure that
    you do not stay out longer than you are allowed
    to. You will be free to go to work or office, but
    you have to return by a set time. Not following
    this rule can get you thrown out of the facility.

6
Understanding the Key Features of Sober Living
Housing
  • You will be able to live in a drug-free setting
    and be able to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
    You can stay here as long as you stay sober.
  • You may have to take part in group therapy
    sessions while living in a sober living housing.
    Some of these facilities may also arrange 12-setp
    meetings to help support recovery.
  • You have to follow house rules and even need to
    take part in other activities. You may have to
    prepare meals, complete chores, stay away from
    drugs and alcohol, and regularly take part
    in-house meetings.
  • You will have to undergo drug testing every now
    and then to ensure that you have not used
    anything while out of the facility.

7
Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing
  • Taking drugs is a lengthy process, as you have to
    arrange different things to take drugs.
    Similarly, you need to get a glass, arrange
    alcohol, and then drink it. You will not be able
    to perform this ritual when you are in a sober
    living facility, and that is the biggest benefit
    of choosing this option.
  • Stay away from drugs or substance abuse for long
    enough can help develop new habits. Studies show
    that you can develop a new habit if you do
    something for at least 66 days. Staying in a
    sober living facility for long enough can offer
    some amazing results and help form new habits.
  • Staying in a sober living facility helps
    eliminate risks. You have to understand that
    substance abuse can affect the functioning of
    your brain cells. That damaging effect can keep
    it difficult for you to control your urge to
    abuse drug. Studies show that substance abuse may
    cause you to lose tissue in the portion of the
    brain that controls emotions and behaviors. When
    you are in this state, it is better to be under
    the supervision of someone who knows what you are
    going through. This is when you can take
    advantage of a sober living facility.

8
Some Interesting Benefits of Sober Living Housing
  • The option is likely to work because you will be
    living in an environment where there is no
    temptation, as illicit drugs, alcohol, OTC drugs,
    and legal prescriptions are all banned here. In
    fact, you may not be allowed to use mouthwash and
    other products that may contain alcohol. This
    helps reduce the risk of a relapse. Opting for
    sober living housing helps reduce loneliness to a
    great extent. You will be around people who are
    going through the same as you and are willing to
    help whenever possible. Everyone here will
    understand what it is like to disappoint others,
    lose control, and struggle with cravings.
    Watching others moving on the road to recovery
    can also give you the type of nudge you need to
    recover fully.
  • You can stay in sober living housing for as long
    as you deem fit, but you need to follow the
    rules. However, the good thing is that you can
    stay for at least six months and use this time to
    plan for success. You can also decide on how you
    should live your life once you eventually move
    out of one such facility.

9
The End
  • For more details, please visit
  • http//soberliving.ca/
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