Half way house

Half way house

Half way houses essentially are transitional living spaces for anyone who is in recovery from drugs and alcohol. You may also know half way houses as sober living or sober living houses, this is because in some states it is legally required that those terms be used. The people who go to half way houses usually go after they have been in drug treatment, prison, or have been homeless. Other people go to half way houses merely because they want to be in a sober environment to begin their recovery. There also some people who are court ordered to half way houses.

Half way houses can be private homes, apartments, or facilities specially built to provide support services to residents. Half way houses are not usually run down or scary. Depending on the location and type of half way house, they are fairly nice. Half way houses are usually decorated, come with all the furniture, amenities, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms that can hold one or two residents, pools, backyards and more. The half way house is not only a place for people to get sober but also a place for having fun sober and socializing.

For instance, in a half way house there are rules dealing with curfew, how many meetings a resident has to attend, whether or not a resident has to have a sponsor and during what times they can be in the house. Most half way houses are trying to help you get sober and also get your life back on track. So some half way houses have rules that say you must be out looking for a job, volunteering or working-if you aren’t doing those things than you can’t stay there. When it comes to curfew at a half way house it usually starts out fairly early and after a resident has been there for a while and successfully followed the rules, gets later. There are also chores that must be done daily and punishments for not doing them. The whole point of a half way house is to teach accountability, responsibility and sobriety. The strictness of the rules at a half way house varies from house to house.

More often than not half way houses require their future residents to pass a breathalyzer and a drug test. This is because if you were to have substances in your body, you may need the help of a medical facility for detox. The withdrawal symptoms from drugs can be very painful and sometimes fatal so it is best if future residents can’t pass a drug test or breathalyzer to go to a medical detox.     

Half way houses are quite frequently run by people who are also in recovery and were in a half way house at one point in their life. Half way houses usually are separated by gender. This means that most half way houses are either for only women or only men. The person who runs the half way house determines this. The person who runs the halfway house also determines some of the half way house rules.

A half way house merely is a residential place for those who need a safe place to transition back into the world again and to do it sober.

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

Ideas for a Sober House Party

Sober House Party

Ideas for a Sober House Party

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about sober events, it’s that you have to have an activity. I’ve been to many sober house parties where they don’t serve alcohol but they don’t give guests anything else to do. Without an activity, sober people just stand around making small talk and sipping energy drinks like they do before and after meetings. It can be extremely dull.

Ideas for a Sober House Party: Sober House Party or Sober House Party

First let’s differentiate between a sober house party (as in, a party at your sober house) or a house party that is sober. Before you have a party at your sober house, you need to check the rules of the sober house and ask permission from your house manager. Many times, sober houses only allow same sex guests and/or have a limit on the number of guests you can have at one time. Some don’t allow parties at all except the ones they throw themselves or among other residents of the sober house. These measures are put in place to ensure the safety of people living in a sober house.

For a sober house party- a party that you throw at your house that is sober, there are a lot more options. Here are some great ideas for a sober house party:

Ideas for a Sober House Party: Sports Party

A game is a great activity for sober guests. Put together a party for Super Bowl or any other game that your friends want to watch. Make sure to let your guests know to arrive with plenty of time before the game starts so they don’t miss any of it. It’s also important to have enough seating around the TV for everyone. Plan to serve non-alcoholic drinks and snacks during the game. Make sure to provide enough menu items that everyone can find something they like.

Ideas for a Sober House Party: Movie Night

Talk to your guests before the party to find out what some of their favorite movies are. Buy or rent several different movies before the party. Make sure there is enough room around the TV that everyone can be comfortable during the movie. Gather plenty of comfy pillows and blankets for your guests before the movie starts. Plan to serve popcorn, candy, and non-alcoholic drinks so your guests can have a real movie experience.

Ideas for a Sober House Party: Board Games

Board games can be a lot of fun when you have a party full of sober people. People tend to let their hair down once they get into playing a game. Buy several games before people arrive. Personally, I like games like Apples to Apples, Time’s Up! and Catchphrase because they are more about social interaction than strategy and tactics, which is important at a sober house party. Plan to serve non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Make sure you have plenty of chairs so that everyone can join in the fun

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

Sober House Parties

Sober House Parties

Sober House Parties

 

When you decide to go to treatment for your alcoholism or drug addiction the goal is to get you ready for a lifetime of recovery. In recovery you choose to adopt a sober lifestyle. Most recovering alcoholics and addicts choose to live in a sober house after their treatment to increase the chances of their success.

There are many great events you’ll be involved in while living at a sober house. When living in at a sober house you will be able to enjoy sober house parties! Sober house parties? What? How is that supposed to work? It’s crazy how people are trained to correlate party = alcohol, it’s become part of the American mindset. To party is to drink. Those who think that way couldn’t be further from the truth. To party is to have fun and you don’t need alcohol for that.

Attending social events is part of life and alcoholic drinks are part of such gatherings. It is not hard to enjoy a social gathering while staying sober. An event can be enjoyed even while abstaining from drinking or using drugs and that’s why most sober houses that you choose to attend will throw sober house parties where there are no alcoholic beverages so you can learn to have fun without the alcohol or drugs.

Sober house parties usually include everything that normal parties do without the drugs and the alcohol. Most of the time sober house parties are thrown in order for people to meet one another and to find a common bond in what they are all doing in their lives which is trying to stay sober. Sober house parties can be thrown to celebrate birthdays, sobriety dates, graduations, a promotion at work, holidays or any special event in your life. Holiday sober house parties are decked out from decorations all the way to costume parties. There is no limit on how fun a sober house party can be and the only rule of thumb is that you needn’t bring anything, just your smile. Sober house parties usually include all the basic amenities. Sober house parties include loud music, lots of people, lots of food, lots of drinks (non-alcoholic) and lots of fun. Usually if there is a pool around for the sober house parties then it will include some kind of outdoor grilling while people hang out by the pool. A lot of the times sober house parties will include some kind of games or sport for some friendly competition such as; volleyball, soccer, or Frisbee. Sober house parties are part of what it takes to learn how to live life sober and have fun at the same time. A lot of the times sober house parties can get just as wild and rambunctious as a non-sober party just without the dangers and illegal activities.

Sober house parties are a great way to learn that your life does not have to be dull or boring in sobriety but can be full of life, fun, friends, and great food. Sober house parties are something that most sober houses try to incorporate into their programs because it is good for everyone to get a chance to see what fun in sobriety looks like. Sober house parties can range from  5 to 25 people and they are tons of fun for the person trying to learn how to have a good time without drinking or using drugs. Sober house parties are a great way for people to connect, smile, and get together while feeling comfortable without the use of drugs and alcohol and this is something that most of us have never done until we begin our stay at a sober house.

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