Many times while screening calls and answering questions, people will ask what is the purpose of a sober living home? I can only tell you that sober living is the best decision you can ever make if you are coming out of a rehab, treatment center, or if you have been able to get some clean time together and are still looking for additional support through the process. But first, by answering what a sober living home is not and what it is, you would be able to better understand what a sober living home is!
What It’s Not / What It Is:
A sober living home is not a place where men and women who are drug addicts or alcoholics go to live…. In order to get in, one must be in recovery, or trying their hardest to live a recovery lifestyle. Sober living is for those who are looking for change in their lives. In our sober living homes, anyone who uses drugs or alcohol while enrolled is discharged from the program.
A sober living home is not a detox facility or treatment center. Many times people will be looking for help while they are still in the process of detoxing from drugs/alcohol. Part of the intake process includes evaluating a potential client and seeing how they are physically. If they still have drugs or alcohol in their system and are trying to get clean, a medical facility should be the first step… somewhere where there is medical professionals on staff who can supervise the detox process. There are detox centers available to anybody, with or without insurance. A sober living home like ours would be for someone who is already clean/sober, and looking to stay that way.
A sober living home is not where somebody goes to relax and lounge around. The effective structures of a sober living home keeps an individual engaged in working a strong recovery program, and continuing to take the next right step towards a life free of drugs and alcohol. Our program requires that men and women find and maintain employment, attend twelve-step meetings of their choice, adhere to curfews and wake-up times, and work with a sponsor.
When you are choosing a sober living home for yourself or a loved one, make sure you evaluate the program’s structure. Here at The Doorway to Recovery, we have a solid, trusted sober living structure that encompasses all areas of recovery. Our structure has helped many people over the years, and can help you or your loved one too! Call our office at any time to do a phone interview or schedule an intake. I’d love to speak with you!
Intake Coordinator / Administrative Director
248-987-2696 – Main Office
877-751-7925 – 24 Hour Help Line
33634 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
“The Doorway to Recovery is always open to you!”