About Sober Living

A Sober living home is basically a group homes for addicts. Most of these homes are privately owned and are usually located in a quiet area to help ensure a peaceful environment for addicts to recover.

Sober living is different from treatment centers that usually offer a more intensive recovery experience and give residents less freedom. People who live in sober living facilities can usually come and go as they please as long as they follow certain rules. For example, residents are required to be home by a certain time and to participate in outside 12 step programs including daily meetings. Residents are also subject to random drug tests to prove that they are sober.

Residents are expected to be responsible for themselves which is an important step in recovery because addiction causes people to become irresponsible, and the friends and families of addicts often enable them by supporting them. Residents in sober living have to pay their own rent, buy some of their own food and do the same things they would do for themselves if they lived in a regular home including household chores.