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Sober living homes????
January 17, 2011
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Hi there.  I was wondering if you guys could tell me what the difference between sober living homes and rehab centers?  I have a cousin who was caught with meth, and his parents are sending him to a sober living home.  I have to admit it's the first time I've heard of it!

January 17, 2011
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Sober living homes are similar to rehab centers in that abstinence from all drugs and alcohol is required and enforced, but unlike rehab, you can leave the house and live your life with some freedom as long as you follow the rules. They're basically places for former addicts to get their lives together, while still having the support of living with other recovering addicts.

January 18, 2011
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I did not even know anything like that existed (sober living homes).  I wonder if they try it out there first when you are a first time offender.  If you can't stay clean then maybe you get sent to a rehab center.  Thanks for sharing that information with us.

January 18, 2011
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I guess it would depend upon the severity and time that someone has been an addict. I don't think that a place where they can come and go would help a lot of people, it would have to be someone dedicated to doing it.

January 19, 2011
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Are you sure they're sending him straight to a SLH??? I don't think that would provide much help to him. First he has to be detoxified and then he has to undergo a treatment program that would address his addiction.
Sober living homes are best for a RECOVERING drug addict. Not for someone who has not seen any intervention yet.

January 19, 2011
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I agree. What worked for a friend of mine was a week at a detox center, then being entered into rehab program, then months at an SLH.

January 20, 2011
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I think that a sober living home would be great for you. It's much less strict than being in a rehabilitation center, and your environment is drug and alcohol free. This is great if your home environment or friends are what got you addicted in the first place. You would be able to resist the temptation!

January 20, 2011
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I think a lot of people actually mistake SLHs are rehabilitation centers.  But aside from being a mere support for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, most SLHs are privately owned.  They are not publicly funded.

Most people PAY to stay in SLH.  

Remember that just like any home, you are required to follow strict rules. If you violate some, then you can get fined, or you get more chorse.  For more serious offenses, you get evicted.

January 20, 2011
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freeme said:

I did not even know anything like that existed (sober living homes).  I wonder if they try it out there first when you are a first time offender.  If you can't stay clean then maybe you get sent to a rehab center.  Thanks for sharing that information with us.


Actually you could go to an SLH even if you have not gotten into rehab.  If you think that you just need to be away from friends who are influencing you to take drugs or drink... or maybe you just feel that you need assistance in going cold turkey, a SLH is a good option for you.  But if you find that you have withdrawal symptoms, or is craving the drug more and more then you should get into detox  first.  It depends on what you need or want, really.

January 21, 2011
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Not only that, you are allowed to work outside of the SLH. That way you can ease your way back into the normal life. The thing is, they continue to monitor you even if you do work outside. Plus you get to attend 12 step meetings that you need to attend to recover fully.

March 17, 2012
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I'd rather have a sober living home next door than the loud, drunken, partying short term renters I usually get.

June 22, 2012
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Both programs apply to those looking for sobriety and protection from influences that have destroyed their lives, such as alcohol and drugs. Rehab centers is more for those looking to cure their addiction and need specialized help whereas sobriety houses are for those who may be in a more stable state of mind.

June 28, 2012
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Sober Living Homes

- are facilities used by addicts recovering from substance abuse, which serve as an interim environment between rehab and a return to their former lives. Sober living homes grew out of a need to have safe and supportive place for people to live while they were in recovery. They are primarily meant to provide housing for people who have just come out of rehab (or recovery centers) and need a place to live that is structured and supporting for those in recovery.However, it is not necessary to come from rehab.

Rehab Center

- is a facility for the processes of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and so-called street drugs.

February 6, 2013
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I guess for those who 'want' it, sober living houses are very valuable to the citizens in re-acclimating to community, becoming self-supporting and not a move on community. To become "useful and whole".

However, I am conscious of a few 'money-making' communities, which have no framework, and is not favorable to residing the sober lifestyle.

May 23, 2013
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Well, sober living and rehabs are almost same but you need sober living after the struggle with your addiction. Sober living gives you a kind of independence as you pay rent bills and save money also. It provides you a platform to reconstruct your life again on your own. In this way you will learn to interact with society and can start a mainstream life again.

August 21, 2013
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Sober living homes are just like rehab centers, but these have got the facilities to be used by addicts, who are recovering from substance abuse, where they served in as interim environment between rehab and a return to their former lives. Sober living homes grew out to help addicts to a have safe and supportive place for them to live while they are in a path to recovery.

October 14, 2013
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Sober living homes are similar to rehab centers in that abstinence from
all drugs and alcohol is required and enforced.

April 28, 2014
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It is alos one parts of the addiction teen rehab because addiction is required in daily life and it is very healful to us.

October 29, 2014
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 Simply think! In the
event that you get the office of cashless hospitalization alongside your
arrangement; this will be similar to a dressing over the cake.

October 30, 2014
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There are additionally a few facilities that accessible day
in and day out or available to come back to work. In a large portion of the
cases no errand is essential.

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