What are the Benefits of Sober Living in Texas?
If an individual is struggling with drug abuse or alcohol abuse, many immediately think detox or treatment are the answers. But these options are only parts of the solution. Important parts of the solution, but only part of it. Long-term sobriety is about maintaining a lifestyle that supports sober living. Sobriety isn’t achieved in a day, a week, or a month. Instead, it’s continuous effort.
Greenhouse Treatment Center, an American Addiction Centers’ treatment facility, offers Sober living Resolutions Arlington. This is a resource for individuals who may need additional support after they complete their treatment program.
Sober living, or transitional housing, may be used by individuals who don’t have a home environment to return to that is supportive of their sobriety. It’s also an option for those coming out of a partial hospitalization program or an inpatient program. At Greenhouse’s Resolution Arlington we open the sober living doors to everyone, not just to Greenhouse alumni.
Benefits of sober living:
- Accountability and structure.
- Access to housing manager who holds individuals accountable.
- Network of supportive peers.
- Independence combined with a schedule.
- Ability to attend treatment and/or meetings (transportation provided).
If an individual isn’t ready to re-enter the world after treatment and doesn’t have a safe home to go into, they may be setting themselves up for failure by simply hoping for the best outcome without having a real solution to their dilemma.
What individuals avoid by taking advantage of a sober living option:
- Limited access to professional treatment.
- Friends who continue to use drugs and/or alcohol.
- Conflicts with romantic partners and/or family members.
- Dangerous environment.
Returning to the world after treatment may feel overwhelming. Even a bit intimidating and challenging at times. Individuals are given a new outlook on life and it’s up to them to take advantage of that new outlook with the help and support of their peers, family, and any professional support they may have access to. Encouragement goes a long way in the continuous efforts to remain sober.
Living with other likeminded individuals in recovery provides a network of people who are heading in the same direction. And although that direction may not always be clear, everyone gets to be surrounded by supportive peers who understand each other’s experience and can help them see through the haze. This safe space where they can share their stories, obstacles, and even their victories creates a natural camaraderie for all to enjoy.
If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder or an alcohol use disorder, just know that it’s a battle that others are willing to fight alongside of you. With you. You’re not alone. There are resources available to help you achieve peace of mind, long-term sobriety, and constant support. And with your sober peers on your side, a big part of the battle is already won. And Greenhouse Treatment Center is an option, along with Sober Living Resolutions, to have all the support that you need to re-enter the world as a healthy and productive member.