About us

Sober Living Bali was conceptualized in 2015 after seeing a need for a more structured sober living environment in addition to bringing more 12 step meetings to the Bukit Peninsula of Bali and bringing a sober living experience to those wishing to stay and/or continue their recovery in Bali, Indonesia. In planning the location of the home, careful consideration was given to ensure that the residence would provide a safe and spiritual environment where recovery goals could be achieved. After numerous meetings with other sober house operations across the globe a decision was made to set up and begin operations in September 2017. This 12 step program based residence strives to provide an experience like no other whereby residents can not only put their recovery as a priority but also explore and enjoy all of what Bali has to offer while still having to be accountable in this structured living environment.

Why Sober Living Bali?

Sober Living Bali residents are far more likely to stay sober in the first year of sobriety. Rehab is an important part of the path to recovery from addiction, but it shouldn’t be the final step. Treatment for addiction has to continue, and when you live at Sober Living Bali, it does. Although not treatment facilities, Sober Living Bali encourages ongoing 12 step treatment, which means that residents stay sober after rehab. Research has found that residents at sober living homes are more likely to abstain for longer periods of time than people who go home after rehab.

 

Sober Living Bali provides built-in social support. Research shows that social support is an important element in staying sober after addiction treatment. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a family to return to and a group of sober friends for a strong support network, but not everyone does. Even if you have this group, not everyone can understand your position like fellow addicts in recovery can. Residing at Sober Living Bali means having a group of recovering addicts for mutual support. You will also help each other stay sober, which is a powerful tool in recovery. Living with others is a great way to prevent isolation, which can lead to the kinds of emotions, like depression and boredom, which may cause you to relapse.

 

Sober living includes discipline. As strong as your intentions to stay sober may be, adhering to your goals when you are the only one holding yourself accountable isn’t easy. Sober living homes have strict policies and rules. Living there means being accountable to yourself, the staff and the other residents. This accountability and discipline can go a long way toward helping you stick to your goals. It also gives you a sense of responsibility and a purpose.

 

Sober living provides a smooth transition. The transition from rehab to home life can be jarring. You go from a fully supportive treatment center to the home where you engaged in bad habits. You may need to go back to work or school and face old friends and family members you’ve hurt. It’s not easy to do this, and SLHs provide the opportunity for a smoother transition. They are somewhere between a treatment center and post-treatment life. You can go to work or school and come home to your supportive, sober environment and stay until you are ready to face the world fully.

Sober living isn’t for everyone, but for some, it is a life saver. If you’re nervous about life after rehab and worried about relapsing or transitioning, an SLH could be just what you need.

What To Expect

In an inpatient treatment center, patients are totally immersed in their rehab programs and generally don’t have much dependence. In sober living homes, that is not the case.

Residents aren’t bound to the sober living home’s campus and can come and go as they please. This allows individuals in recovery to feel like they are easing back into normal life and can start going back to their daily tasks and responsibilities. Although sober living homes are less restrictive than inpatient facilities, they still have rules that residents must abide by, including curfews and group meeting attendance.

A big part of staying in a sober living home is creating positive friendships that help to reinforce the desire to abstain from drugs and alcohol. This support system allows residents to avoid the isolation that can sometimes come with returning home while in recovery.

Improve Your Chances of Staying Sober

A sober living home acts as a supplement to an individual’s recovery. It is an alternative to going from an immersive care environment straight to a totally unstructured environment at home. Because sober living homes replicate normal, everyday life situations while instilling healthy habits, they help to reduce the chance of relapse.

Sober living homes help residents do a number of things that will guide them throughout recovery:

  • Making amends with friends and family members affected by one’s substance abuse
  • Finding a job
  • Locating housing after treatment
  • Adjusting to sober living in an unstructured environment

Additionally, you can create a relapse prevention plan that allows you to indicate triggers that may entice you to use once you are back home. You can form a plan of what to do if this happens and ways to eliminate triggers from your daily life.

When to Move Into Sober Living Bali

You should move into a sober living home after a stay at an inpatient facility if you have any concerns about staying sober on your own.

The option that sober living homes provide is one that is significantly useful to many in recovery. Generally, those that are staying at a sober living home will remain there for at least 90 days, but stays can be arranged for as long as necessary.