Tips for Sober Living

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Whether you are living at home, in a sober living house, or in a halfway house, it is imperative that you participate in an addiction aftercare plan to aid in your recovery from addiction. Your aftercare plan can be individualized to meet your unique needs, but nearly all aftercare plans include the following: Attend a 12-step program at least three …

What’s Next? Sober Living Environments

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You have admitted to yourself and to others that you have developed an addiction to alcohol or drugs and have recently completed a drug or alcohol addiction treatment program. But the journey to a drug- and alcohol-free life does not end here. Most recovering addicts, regardless of the type of drug addiction they are recovering from, are not prepared to …

Halfway House or Sober Living House: What’s the Difference?

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Sober living houses are sometimes referred to as halfway houses, which can lead to some confusion. A halfway house is generally provided for those released from jail or prison and serves as a reintegration tool. Many halfway houses treat substance abuse, although this may not be their primary focus. Some are reserved solely for those with severe mental disorders. Halfway …

Sober Living Homes: Nine Things You Should Know

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Sober living homes like Westport House provide a safe haven for those who wish to re-enter mainstream society after a struggle with alcohol or drug addiction. 1. Sober living homes are not homeless shelters. Many people incorrectly associate sober living homes with homelessness or refer to them as “flophouses.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These homes offer the …

What is a Sober House?

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What Is a Sober Living Home? A sober house, or halfway house, is an alcohol and drug-free living environment for people in recovery. Sober houses provide an environment that is often essential to the recovery of a drug addict or alcoholic. A sober house promotes recovery by requiring residents to attend 12-step meetings, submit to random drug and alcohol screening, …

Connecticut Sober Houses

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If you or a loved one is trying to stop drinking or using drugs, a sober living home may be an option for you. Westport House is a Connecticut sober living house for young men who are recovering from addiction issues. Young men who live in our sober houses have to follow certain rules and contribute to the home by …

Sober Living Communities and Housing Options

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In a study of sober living houses, the National Institutes of Health found that drug addicts and alcoholics who cycle directly out of inpatient treatment into their old lives face a greatly elevated chance of relapse. Without sober living homes or other ways to bridge the gap between total-immersion residential care facilities and the unrestricted environments that they came from …

The Stages of Change Model and Sober Living

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Change happens in stages. Rarely do people move from active addiction to abstinence without going through a process. Those who go “cold turkey” tend to keep all of the emotional and behavioral symptoms of addiction without the drug use. Enhancing motivation is essential for people to move through the Stages of Change Model. The following identified stages are coupled with …

Not all Sober Houses Are Created Equal

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Sober living houses are not regulated in the same way that other treatment facilities are by guidelines. Consequently, there is a range of quality of care offered in sober houses throughout Connecticut and the country that requires those seeking a safe intervention to really do their homework before moving in. At Westport Sober House, we can help you know what …

Healthy Lifestyles: Understanding Relapse

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After recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction, it can be hard to kick thoughts away that doubt your sobriety. This can be a scary idea when you realize how hard you’ve worked to get and stay sober. To avoid a relapse of any type, it’s incredibly important to understand the contributing factors to relapse and how to avoid them. …