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Sober Living Home in California

Our Sober Living Homes in Southern California

Sober living homes (sometimes better known as halfway houses or transitional housing) serve as a supportive steppingstone between addiction treatment at an inpatient facility and the post-treatment environment of returning home with family and community. Many inpatient treatment programs encourage clients new to sobriety and recovery to spend time as part of a sober living community before returning home.

In result of the fact that many who are new to the emotions and challenges of recovery will find that they struggle with the adjustment period immediately after treatment, a sober living home or sober living environment provides a safe and supportive space in between treatment and home where you have the opportunity to practice and reinforce the lessons you learned during rehab. For many, the time spent in a sober living home can be the deciding factor between maintaining a path of sobriety and relapsing back to substance use and “old ways.” 

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What Are Sober Living Homes?

Sober living homes are facilities often used as part of aftercare programs. Sober living homes are used by someone in recovery from substance abuse. When you are new to sobriety and recovery, triggers often feel like they are everywhere. A sober living home and the peer relationships formed at a sober living home help to bridge the difficult transition from the structured nature of the addiction treatment center and living at home.

A sober living community can provide essential guidance and structure to help reduce the risk of triggers and relapse while helping someone regain independence from substances. Sober living in California can also be full of outdoor adventures and healing weather.

Benefits of Sober Living in Southern California

While at an inpatient (or residential) treatment center, clients are immersed in their rehab programs and surrounded by support in constant care. Depending on the treatment program, participants have access to doctors, nurses, pharmacy professionals, and highly trained therapy providers on a 24/7 basis. During treatment, care and support are available whenever they are needed. Also, during a residential treatment program, residents are often restricted by the rules of the program. This is one of the most significant benefits of residential care. From the beginning of treatment, participants in a residential treatment program are expected to stay “on-site” at the treatment center. Because they effectively live at the treatment center, concerns such as triggers and the desire or ability to use are reduced. Once outside of the treatment environment, this is not the case. 

Residents in most sober living environments are not bound by confinement within the home or treatment facility, and therefore they can come and go as they please. For many, this is a significant first step on their recovery journey. It provides the opportunity to learn independence without the need for substances. For others, the lack of accountability and guidance can increase the challenges of maintaining sobriety and recovery. The goal of a stay in a sober living community is to allow an addict in early recovery to feel as though they are slowly easing back into a “normal life.” Time at a sober living community helps newly sober recovering addicts gradually resume their daily tasks and responsibilities with a certain level of support from like-minded peers. 

It is important to note that sober living facilities are far less restrictive than inpatient residential care settings. However, there are still rules residents of the sober living community are expected to follow during their stay. Some sober living environments also require random and mandatory drug and alcohol testing. This is done to help ensure those living in the sober community have not relapsed or are not exposing others in recovery to substances. 

Another significant benefit of a sober living environment is the way they help those in recovery avoid situations that can lead to relapse. Relapse is an all-too-common struggle for people in recovery from substance use disorders. 

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), as many as twenty million American adults over the age of twelve struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017. While those statistics are surprising, the number of people who relapse after completing an addiction treatment program is often more concerning. It is not uncommon for people who participate in a treatment program, whether inpatient residential or outpatient, tend to have high relapse rates. The same survey reports less than twenty percent of people who complete an addiction treatment program remain sober for an entire year. For those who maintain sobriety for the first two years after treatment, the relapse rate is closer to forty percent, indicating a relapse rate as high as sixty percent. 

As a part of our sober living home in Southern California, you have the support of a group of peers who share similar concerns and successes. Sharing your progress and even your failures with a sober social circle can help you avoid triggering situations (people, places, or events) and better maintain your commitment to ongoing sobriety. It also provides addicts at all stages of recovery an opportunity to provide support, guidance, and advice to those who may be at a different stage in their recovery journey. 

While staying at a sober living home, residents are encouraged to participate in support groups and ongoing therapy sessions. In many cases, ongoing therapy, medical appointments, and support group participation are part of a comprehensive aftercare program provided by their treatment team upon discharge from an inpatient treatment program. At most sober living homes, residents have the opportunity to attend 12-step (or similar) support group meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. Residents also have the opportunity to learn and practice structure and accountability while developing relationships with like-minded peers who are also working on their sobriety and recovery. One of the most significant benefits of a sober living environment is forging friendships with like-minded peers who will help reinforce the desire to remain sober. Unfortunately, when many return to their home or communities after inpatient treatment, they become isolated. 

Many newly sober addicts feel it is essential to maintain their distance from old friends and even family members to reduce the risk of exposure to triggers and potential relapse. Sober living homes provide a support system that can not only help residents avoid the isolation that comes with going directly from inpatient treatment back home but provides an environment of increased support during the early and often fragile stages of recovery. 

Our Sober Living Home in Southern California

Our Southern California sober living homes are right near the beach, and the weather is always sunny. This vibrant location provides a safe and comfortable setting for recovery in a community setting. At our sober living homes, we focus on wellness and recovery using creative tools and activities. We provide our community members opportunities for daily meditation, goal setting, weekly drug testing, and participation in 12 step fellowships. We want to see our participants grow, develop and transition back into the world as independent, contributing members of their community. 

Both of Living Now’s sober living homes in California are located only minutes from Venice Beach. 

Our environment provides unique opportunities for activities and benefits not common to other sober living communities. We are minutes from the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Gold’s Gym, The Venice Beach Skatepark, California Heritage Museum, and the popular (and famous) Muscle Beach. With locations near the Santa Monica Promenade and musical and creative venues, we offer value and opportunities unlike those found at any other sober living community. These opportunities work to enhance the environment for our residence but also provide employment opportunities we encourage our residents to take advantage of as they progress through recovery. At our Southern California sober living homes, we strive to provide the highest value transitional living environment at the most affordable cost in one of California’s most desirable locations. 

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Southern California Sober Living Home

Living Now Recovery has two modern sober living homes for men in Venice, California, within walking distance of each other.

While our location allows our clients to thrive, our program is built on the mission of sustainable, long-term recovery. More than 80% of our residents have gone on to have long-term success in recovery. 

Our program focuses on connecting our residents with the tools they need to succeed in recovery. We also focus on providing families with constant communication and transparency in their son’s recovery process. Our unique approach has allowed Living Now Recovery and our mentoring program to help many on their path to lasting recovery from drug & alcohol abuse.

If you have recently completed an addiction treatment program or are beginning to prepare for discharge, it is essential to communicate with your treatment provider about including sober living into your aftercare plan. Time in a Living Now Sober Living community provides an intermediate option between intensive treatment and home. This is often a significant benefit to those in the early stages of recovery when triggers are frequent, and sobriety is still new and sometimes scary. Depending on the location, a stay in a sober living home can last around ninety days, but the duration can change depending on your unique needs and goals. If you would like to learn more about how sober living may provide vital support and guidance as you begin your recovery, contact Living Now today. 

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