Sober Living Provides The Tools For Living Life After Addiction
Sober Living Is One Of The Best Ways A Person Can Put Into Practice The Life Skills Lessons They Are Taught In Addiction Treatment.
In our sober living houses our clients practice skills like:
- Job interviewing
- Opening a bank account
- Financial management
- Job stress management
- Adjustment to rush hour traffic
- Understanding anger
- How to have fun
- How to communicate about the past
- What happens if drugs or alcohol is present?
- Family stress management
Clients can live in our sober living facilities anywhere from 30 days to a year depending on how well they are adjusting back to life and handling life stressors. They still attend meetings with our campus counselors and when they are ready to transition out of sober living and return to their home environments we provide meeting opportunities, a calendar and addiction treatment and family therapists in their areas. We even provide information on local sober living facilities if the client wants to return home but isn’t feeling ready to live on his or her own just yet.
Addiction is a powerful disease of the brain and it’s important that families understand that in order to heal fully from it a person must continue care. Most treatment centers do not provide sober living facilities. It’s important that one ask about the specific type of treatment that will be available but remember that aftercare and life skills treatment is as important as addiction recovery. Be sure to find a treatment campus like Addiction Campuses that has both.
One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Addiction Campuses of Tennessee for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!
—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate