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 …

How to Transition From a Sober Living House to Independent Living

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Drug addiction treatment at a sober home is a continuum of care that begins with a primary treatment environment and eventually leads to transitioning into an independent life without formal support. The actions of the recovering person while following the continuum of care make all the difference in the success that person will have in long-term recovery. In this article, …

Next Westport House “Family Matters” Workshop: Sunday May 31st @ 11:00am

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Westport House Family Services presents Family Matters Workshop II: a lecture/workshop series for Westport Sober House families At Westport House, we recognize that when a young man is struggling with an addiction, his family members are considerably affected as well. For this reason, and to ensure the overall success of our residents, we believe that family involvement is critical to the recovery process. Westport …

Celebrating the Holidays at Westport Sober House

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Who said the holidays were all fun and games? At Westport House, we’re guessing it wasn’t someone in recovery struggling to make it through this difficult time of year. Happy New Year from Westport Sober House in Connecticut! Over the recent holidays here at Westport Sober House we were able to not only give back to the community and to …

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 …

7 Signs Your Young Adult is Heading for Relapse

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Young adulthood, ages 18-26, is considered the most challenging stage of life to remain sober. We can imagine why that is: social culture in this demographic is largely characterized by ‘having fun.’ Often, that fun includes substance use. For people with addiction, use can become abuse in a heartbeat. Here are seven signs that your young adult is heading for …