Sober Living as Aftercare
Finding a healthy environment to live in can be one of the biggest challenges people face during early recovery. Sober living houses are residential facilities for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. They provide a safe, stable, and substance-free home for those who need one.
Several studies have supported the efficacy of sober living houses in maintaining sobriety.4 Many are designed for residential living for up to a year, although some offer longer-term stays.
The structure and rules of each home vary, but all require residents to stay sober. Most sober living homes expect residents to follow curfew rules and pay certain expenses to live there.
Sober living at Greenhouse’s Resolutions Arlington residence in Texas provides a balance of structure and independence. The staff may also be able to assist with job placement. Residents have daily schedules, participate in house activities, and regularly attend treatment and meetings.
Additionally, we offer financial assistance for Resolutions sober living to qualified individuals. Anyone can apply for assistance, and approval is based on several factors. To learn more and apply, visit our payment options page or call .
Rehab Alumni Programs & Support
Many inpatient and residential rehabs offer rehab alumni programs that continue providing tools and support as patients transition back into everyday life. Rehab alumni programs connect people in recovery with resources and a supportive community.
These programs offer in-person events where people can meet with others in recovery and talk about their challenges and achievements. They also provide fun weekly or monthly sober events, support hotlines, and online support through email, forums, and social media.
We offer a strong, vibrant community for our alumni. We utilize an app to keep in touch with everyone and support ongoing recovery!
Ongoing Addiction Therapy
Participating in ongoing addiction therapy after leaving inpatient or outpatient rehab can be a critical part of recovery. Therapy, which is often started during more intensive treatment, helps people address the negative thoughts and behaviors that underlie their addictions, and learn more positive ways to cope.
Continuing this deep, inner work can support long-term recovery, as people develop and implement these coping skills in real life.
Many professionals recommend that people finishing addiction rehab remain in weekly therapy sessions, and then gradually reduce sessions to bi-weekly or monthly as they become more secure in their sobriety.
Therapy can take place in an individual or group setting and may also involve a person’s family. Family support after rehab can be a crucial component of recovery, as family members often experience the damaging effects of addiction alongside their loved ones.5
Building better communication and working to repair relationships can help both the person with addiction and their family take steps toward healing.
Addiction Recovery Support Programs (12-Step, AA, etc.)
Addiction aftercare often involves engagement in mutual support groups. These groups include 12-Step organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), as well as non-12-Step alternatives like SMART Recovery, Women for Sobriety, and LifeRing.
These widely available and often free groups provide an opportunity for people to connect with others in recovery and discuss common experiences and challenges in a safe, judgment-free space.
Regular attendance at support groups is associated with better treatment outcomes and can increase a person’s chances of sustained recovery.6
Twelve-Step programs are peer support organizations or fellowships that follow the 12 Steps to recovery originally created by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to help people struggling with alcohol addiction. Over the years, various groups have replicated its model and applied it to other addictions beyond alcohol. Each group is anonymous, free, and does not require a commitment to attend.
However, 12-Step groups have an inherent spiritual aspect, which can be a deterrent for some people. These individuals may be more inclined to join one of many non-12-Step alternative groups, which are tailored to people with particular ideologies or demographics.