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Sober living homes or houses are facilities that provide supportive housing and structured living for individuals who have completed drug rehab. The purpose is to serve as a transitional environment for these individuals as they work towards re-entering society.
Sober living homes are often less strict than formal drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Residents can usually come and go as they please. Most sober living home residents have completed a residential drug rehab program. They are communal homes where residents must pay their own way. In addition, they are also likely required to take on more responsibility than they would have in a rehab center, such as a job or continuing education.
Anyone who wants to work on long-term sobriety should consider joining a sober living home. Most residents who have completed drug rehab are ready to begin living independently, yet have concerns about how to accomplish this. Sober living homes provide a supportive environment and tools to make this happen.