Westport House Sober Living
Sober living at Westport House is a safe, supportive, and structured environment for individuals in early recovery to ease back into life.
When individuals complete residential treatment, they may need to explore other living options as an alternative to returning to their home, living by themselves, or with others who are not in recovery. For many, sober living can provide the support and structure necessary to strengthen recovery skills before transitioning to an independent living environment. The additional support and structure can help them gain confidence and develop the skills that support a productive and healthy life while conditioning them to respond in a positive way to the day-to-day triggers that can lead to relapse.
Westport House Sober Living Amenities & Services
- On-site case management and recovery coaching.
- Vocational support – matching clients with volunteer and job opportunities in the Westport community.
- Integrated clinical services including outpatient groups, individual therapy, psychiatric and medication management services, and medication-assisted treatment.
- Random drug testing 3x per week and breathalyzer as needed.
- Membership to the Westport YMCA.
- Regular recreational and fitness activities including instuctor-led training 2x week at Intensity.
- Financial management & budgeting.
- Transportation to recovery-related activities including meetings, recreational events, and medical & therapy appointments.
- A home office with Apple and Windows desktops, highspeed wireless internet, video conferencing, and business grade printing for telecommuting, resume writing and homework.
- Located in the historic shoreline community of Westport, Connecticut.
What is Sober Living at Westport House?
Westport House sober living is a supportive community designed to help men navigate early sobriety, identifying challenges and sharing successes — while successfully reintegrating into the workplace, school, family, and other commitments.
The seven bedroom, 5,000 sq. ft. sober living home is well furnished, spacious and clean, and equipped with the right structure and resources to facilitate sobriety. The Founder, Program Director, Case Managers, Program Coordinators, and live-in house manager are onsite and present daily to help to help residents learn or relearn life skills, self-care, and enforce standards that promote introspection and staying on the right course. We foster drama-free, healthy sober environments where residents can grow in recovery.
A Model of Community Support
Living in a sober community is an opportunity to develop new, supportive relationships with others that are also on the journey toward recovery – both in the homes and the community. Many individuals suffering from dependence to drugs and alcohol find themselves isolated and alone, often without meaningful relationships, while bonds with family and friends buckle under the weight of a substance use disorder. At Westport House, men are able to develop bonds with others as they develop and heal in recovery. The sense of community and lack of isolation are just some of the benefits individuals receive from sober living.
There is power in being a member of a community of like-minded people, all working to improve themselves for the better. Sober living can be a way to build a network of people you can rely on to support your new life in recovery.
Benefits of Sober Living as a Continuum of Care
The evidence supporting sober living as an effective method for recovering addicts and alcoholics to maintain abstinence over the long-term is clear. For instance, a study published in the December 2010 issue of The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs demonstrated positive long-term outcomes for 300 individuals in two different sober living homes. Improvements were indicated among residents regarding the reduction in alcohol and drug use, a reduction in arrests, a decrease of psychiatric symptoms, and increased rates of employment. Factors that contributed to these outcomes were the social network that was utilized, including more involvement in AA and NA meetings and a supportive substance-free residential community.
“Lack of a stable, alcohol and drug free living environment can be a serious obstacle to sustained abstinence…Involvement in 12-step groups and characteristics of the social network were strong predictors of outcome, reaffirming the importance of social and environmental factors in recovery.”
– The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, December, 2010