The Importance of Women’s Sober Living Homes

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Sober living homes are residential, transitional, group living options available to individuals that have successfully completed a formal substance abuse and/ or addiction treatment program. Sober living facilities offer newly sober individuals a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment, that provides supportive and structured living conditions, prior to returning home. There is a wide variety of sober living options, and many specialize in accommodating its resident’s nuanced needs. 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. The purpose of a sober living to is to provide its residents with the opportunity to take the necessary preparatory steps to fully reintegrate into society and further strengthen a foundation of recovery. There are countless ways people can help themselves maintain sobriety throughout the recovery process. 

Female Only Sober Living

Every individual is different and will have unique needs and preferences when it comes to recovering from substance abuse and/ or addiction. There are several options available for women that feel they may benefit from residing in a female-only sober living home. Some people are keen to living with other individuals of the same gender, as they find it to be comforting and the least distracting option, post treatment. Gender specific sober living facilities often eliminate the temptations that can arise when living in a co-ed situation. Every person that resides in a sober living facility must abide by the rules of the residence and maintain sobriety. A female sober living home will cater more towards supporting the unique needs of women during this transition. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the length of time an individual spends in substance abuse treatment (including sober livings) can directly increase her outcome in recovery. By moving into a female only sober living, residents will embark on the transition back into society with the support of a built-in network of other sober women, which can be invaluable to one’s continued success. 

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

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