Sober living facilities are group homes that offer transitional residence to individuals who have completed a substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment program. Sober living homes provide its residents with a somewhat structured, substance-free environment that enables individuals to continue practicing and implementing the information learned during a substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment program with other sober individuals. Sober living facilities are typically privately owned and operated. Each sober living facility will offer different amenities, have its own set of house rules and associated consequences when rules are not followed, have distinct expectations for its residents, and will vary in cost. Every individual is different and will have unique needs and preferences when it comes to recovering from substance abuse and/ or addiction. It is not uncommon for sober living facilities to be gender specific, and there are a variety of benefits to transitioning into a female only sober living.
Much like the wide array of substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment programs currently available, there are a plethora of specialized sober living facilities available. This can make the process of finding a sober living seem daunting. There are, however, many resources available to help ease the search. A female sober living facility will cater more towards supporting the unique needs of women. To locate a female only sober living home that best suits one’s needs, consider the following suggestions:
- 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 female only sober living home
- Check with your treatment program: see if your treatment program can provide any referrals for female 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
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the length of time an individual spends in substance abuse treatment (including sober living) can directly increase his or her outcome in recovery. By making the choice to move into a female only sober living residence, an individual is giving herself the opportunity to further develop and integrate the lessons learned during treatment.
For Information and Support
If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one regarding 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 welcomed to contact anytime us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.