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Most people find sobriety terrifying. That’s because they have no idea what to expect or they believe the countless misconceptions that plague the media and the public about what addiction and sobriety are.
Here are a few benefits of being sober: Relationships improve, memory is sharper, you will look better, maintain healthy weight and acquire more money, time, energy and fun. Finally you will respect and really feel good about yourself.Most sober living homes will accept residents who are new to the rehab process.
Although most halfway houses do not restrict who may apply to live there, the majority of residents have gone through a rehab program before going to sober living. This makes sense because residents must be able to stay sober in order to live in this type of home. Thus, recovering addicts who already have some sobriety under their belt and some tools to help them stay sober are more likely to succeed at sober living than those who are new to recovery.
Although this is the best path to take, it is not usually an absolute requirement. Most sober living homes will accept residents who are new to the rehab process as long as those residents are willing to stay sober and live by the other house rules. At the very least, however, residents should have already completed any detox program required to cure physical addiction so they are not acutely ill and unable to work while living in the sober house.
How Much Does It Cost?
Prices vary for staying in halfway houses, but most of the time it costs about the same as it would cost to live in a modest apartment or home. Sober living residents must pay rent each month. The rent usually amounts to between $450 and $750 per month, depending on where the home is located. Residents have to pay rent on time, but they do not have to pay first and last month’s rent. They also do not have to pay for utilities in most sober homes, although they may get in trouble if they over-use utilities.
Living in a halfway house is generally cheaper than living in rehab because staff provides fewer services. Residents still have to attend 12-step program meetings on a regular basis and may have to see a therapist while living at a sober living home, but they do not have to attend intensive therapy sessions. This helps bring the cost down. In addition, most sober homes try to ensure that residents can afford to live there so people who desire to stay sober are able to have a safe environment in which to do so.