Substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment programs are often intensive and immersive experiences. The information learned during formal treatment can be difficult to process and challenging to integrate. Substance abusing patterns and habits do not develop overnight, nor should it be assumed that the recovery process from substance abuse and/ or addiction occur instantaneously. Many individuals that complete a formal treatment program do not feel fully prepared to return home without risking their sobriety. An important part of any substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment program is developing an aftercare plan. An aftercare plan is a customized plan that is co created with the individual in treatment and his or her clinical team, and often includes relapse prevention strategies, individualized recommendations for maintaining sobriety as well as general suggestions and guidance for continued recovery. It may be advantageous for some individuals to transition into a sober living residence prior to returning home to allow additional time to process, implement and integrate the information gleaned from the treatment program.
Much like there are a plethora of substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment programs available, there is also an array of sober living options. From luxury sober living homes to modest sober living homes and everywhere in-between, there is surely a sober living facility that can sufficiently accommodate your needs; you just have to find it. In order to locate a male only sober living that best suits your needs, consider the following tips:
- Tap into your network: word of mouth can be an excellent resource, ask friends, family, your primary care doctor, or even a local clinic if they can offer any recommendations for a male only sober living home
- Check with your treatment program: see if you treatment program is able to provide any referrals for male only sober living homes
- Search the Internet: an Internet search can provide you with certain websites that have compiled lists of accredited sober living homes, such as National Alliance on Recovery Residence (NARR) and The Intervention America Website, just be sure to note that they may include both coed and gender-specific options
Arriving at the conclusion that you could benefit from residing in a sober living facility and acting on that notion can be invaluable to your continued sober success. Moving into a sober living home is indisputable evidence that you are continuing to choose to prioritize your recovery. As is true with everything in life: nothing is perfect, and there will likely be some aspects of the sober living home you select, no matter how excellent a fit it may be, that you find undesirable. The purpose of a sober living facility is not to shield you from reality, but instead to help you take the necessary preparatory steps so you can fully reintegrate into society and further strengthen your foundation of recovery so as to enable prolonged and sustained sobriety.
For Information and Support
If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one in regards to substance abuse and/ or addiction we recommend reaching out for help as soon as possible. If left untreated, substance abuse can result in long lasting and potentially life-threatening consequences. Keep in mind: you are not alone! There is an entire network of professionals that are available to help and support you and your loved one throughout the recovery process. The earlier you seek support, the sooner your loved one can return to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding our specific program at Haven House Addiction Treatment and/ or general substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment related information. Our highly trained staff is readily available to discuss how we might best be able to help you and your loved one. We can be reached by phone at 424-318-3777. You are also welcome to contact anytime us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.