Success Rate of Sober Living

Success Rate of Sober Living

The success rate of sober living is unknown but it is most definitely better than the success rate of someone who doesn’t attend any kind of sober living after treatment. Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free place to live can be a serious and almost insurmountable obstacle for addicts and alcoholics. Destructive living arrangements can totally derail recovery for even the most highly motivated addicts and alcoholics.

Sober living is an alcohol and drug free living environment for individuals attempting to abstain from alcohol and drugs. Sober living is not licensed for funded by state or local governments and the residents themselves pay for the cost. The philosophy of recovery in a sober living house emphasizes 12-step group attendance and peer support.

So what are the success rates of sober living?

Research in one California study measured treatment outcomes over an eighteen month period from a sample of patients who were provided sober living as part of their outpatient treatment. Participants were male, with an average age of around 40 years old. A fourth of them were criminal justice referrals. A third of them was either homeless or lived in a shelter. Residents were dependent on cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, heroin and amphetamines. Participants were interviewed at intake and at 6, 12, and 18 months.

The study found that sober living clients experienced significant improvements when it came to stay sober and even days worked. Involvement in 12-step groups was the strongest predictor of reductions in alcohol and drug use. The outcomes did not vary by demographics such as age, race, and education. The study concluded that sober living should be considered as a part of outpatient treatment for clients who have access to limited financial resources or reside in destructive living environments. The reason being, success of the individuals who were in sober living and staying sober.

The success rates of sober living are much higher in comparison to someone who doesn’t attend sober living. And it seems like the success rates of sober living go up even more if the clients of sober living also attend a 12-step group. The longer amount of time spent at a sober living residence the better too. Someone who stays at a sober living home and attends a 12-step group for a long period of time usually has a much higher chance of success than someone who just goes back to the original living environment and does not attend a 12 step group.

I know this is especially true for myself and most of the people I know who have multiple years sober. Sober living really can get addicts and alcoholics who have been unstable for so long the ability to start off on a stable and sturdy foundation instead of going back into the same unsteadiness once again. The success rates of sober living aren’t exact but they are good. The risks of going back into an old environment or giving yourself a better chance at staying sober with a sober living environment seems like an easy choice to make.

 

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Men sober houses in Delray Beach

Men Sober Houses in Delray Beach

Men Sober Houses in Delray Beach

The environment of most treatment facilities is quite regimented, supervised and clinical. Avoiding drugs and alcohol is much easier when you are constantly being looked after. During time at treatment men always have counseling sessions to attend, 12-step meetings to go to, group discussions and a variety of other activities that continually keep them focused on their recovery and keep them occupied as well.

What happens when drug addicted and alcoholic men are no longer being looked after? When they have time on their hands and nothing to do? When addicts and alcoholics no longer have other people there who are equally committed to getting well to talk to at all hours of the day and night? What will happen when addicted men begin making all of their decisions about everything they do? These are often some of the most frightening thoughts men and women have to deal with in the first few days or weeks. Achieving long term sobriety is a hard-won victory under any circumstances and when treatment comes to an end many of the challenges to that victory will come from all sides. For men recognizing that this will be difficult to handle is not a weakness. Everyone who is trying to achieve recovery feels the same way. Men sober houses in Delray Beach are made to help them manage the early stages of their recovery.

Men sober houses in Delray Beach are very much like apartment buildings, large homes or dormitories. All of the residents at men sober houses in Delray Beach are men involved in recovery. The strong sense of brotherhood and community among the residents of men sober houses in Delray Beach are created from sharing a firm commitment to recovery. At the men sober houses in Delray Beach, residents work together using skills learned in treatment to support one another in early sobriety. One of the most important benefits of men sober houses in Delray Beach for the male residents; is their newfound ability to become independent and responsible, both financially and emotionally.

Usually at men sober houses in Delray Beach, former male residents who are now healthy, active, members of the community, attribute their sobriety and success to spending the early months of their recovery developing a strong 12 step program while living at men sober houses in Delray Beach. All the residents of men sober houses in Delray Beach are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings and to keep in touch with other recovering alcoholics and addicts. The great thing about using the 12-step program is that the people who attend 12-step meetings seek to discover ways to live fulfilling lives without drugs and alcohol. They provide the perfect support system for the male residents of men sober houses in Delray Beach to begin learning how to live life again without the use of drugs and alcohol. Men sober houses in Delray Beach are the extended facility in which male residents can continue on with the recovery they have found from residential or inpatient treatment.

If you need help with your addiction please call us at 800-507-7389.