Should I go to Sober Living after Treatment?

Treatment is a special time during the recovery process. From one level of care to the next, you are learning and growing in ways beyond your wildest conceptions. Treatment helps you gain your life back by teaching you how change your life in order to maintain long term recovery. Changing your life takes time and practice. Despite the growth and evolution you will experience in treatment, it is only the beginning of a lifetime of discovery. Compared to years of active addiction, your time in treatment is just a few short months of active recovery. Going to sober living after treatment has many benefits for helping you continue to gain your footing in active recovery. You can start to make your transition to independence in sober living or continue with lower levels of care while living in a safe, comfortable, accountable environment.

Your friends will be there with you

The friendships and bonds you build during treatment for drug and alcohol addiction are incomparable. Everyone in treatment has just recently witnessed one of, if not the most, lowest points in their life. Raw, vulnerable, and broken by addiction, struggling with dual diagnosis mental health issues, people are at their most honest in the treatment process. Supporting and learning about one another during those months are special, necessary relationships. Addiction and alcoholism create a lot of isolation and separation in those that it affects. Finding peers in recovery with similar stories and the shared experience of treatment eases that isolation. Making the transition to sober living with recovery friends extends the comfort of the treatment security blanket for a few extra months as everyone grows and makes their way into independence.

Clinical Involvement

Treatment programs like Infinity Malibu offer a continuum of care in which clients can go through a gradual step down process of treatment. After living in the residential inpatient treatment program, clients move into sober living where they continue to attend lower levels of care. Sober living will continue to have the structure of clinical involvement, which means time is occupied with treatment, meetings, outside activities, and twelve step meetings.

Accountability

Once the treatment programs are completed and a client is making their transition into work or school, their sober living environment serves as a safe place for sobriety and accountability for sobriety. The requirement to live in sober living is to maintain sobriety. Regular drug tests and breathalyzers as well as required weekly twelve step meeting attendance keeps clients accountable for their recovery and their sobriety.

Infinity Malibu strives to help each client achieve long lasting recovery. Our programs develop self-awareness and change. Change your life, change your legacy. Start you legacy of recovery today by calling us for information on our treatment programs for addiction and dual diagnosis: (855) 575 – 2604

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