Things to Know About Sober Living and Halfway Houses

Moving from an impatient treatment center to a sober living or halfway house can be a major transition. In a sober living or halfway house, you typically have more freedom than in inpatient treatment facilities. However, these facilities are more structured than life at home would be. Sober living environments are often seen as transitional places. They can be helpful environments to get you back on your feet and back into society. It can be helpful to get educated about some of the facts about sober living and halfway houses, especially if you or your loved one is making the transition. Though every sober living and halfway house is unique, here are some general facts and guidelines about sober living environments.

Residents can typically stay as long as they want, as long as they are fulfilling any financial requirements and following assigned house rules.

Most sober living and halfway houses are built on a model of peer support and community involvement. It’s important to be a contributing member of the house.

Sober living environments allow you to work on your unique recovery program while immersed in a community of individuals who are going through similar things.

Sober living residents are often required to take periodic drug tests, engage in house meetings and therapy, and/or attend a certain number of 12-step meetings per week or month.

Sober living and halfway houses can be great ways to transition back into society, continue your recovery program, and be an active part of a rewarding community. Research and find one that speaks to your individual needs.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or emotional issues, help is available. Recovery improves quality of life, connection, and awareness. At The Beach House, we elevate the standard of comprehensive addiction treatment. Located on the sand in Malibu, California, we provide expert clinical care and a holistic approach to the recovery process. We ensure Best-in-Class treatment tailored to the needs of each client. Start your recovery journey today. You deserve it. Call or text: 310-862-6845.

Kimberly James

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.