Completing substance abuse rehabilitation is an accomplishment that can set you on a lifelong path, free from addiction. Getting clean and sober can happen in treatment, but staying sober means committing to a new way of life. Most relapses occur in the first six months after treatment, and transitional support minimizes the chances of relapse. This discussion of continuing care may help you choose the best post-treatment support for you.
Sober houses and transitional living facilities are designed to help individuals transition into their lives after a structured treatment program. Residents may also use these homes while they attend outpatient treatment. It can be jarring to go from a highly structured, supportive environment directly to your previous life and commitments.
Sober houses are semi-structured environments where residents follow house rules and have some level of professional support. Participants learn to return to independence gradually until they are …