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What It’s Like to Live in a Sober Living Home

Sober living is a recovery option for those who have completed primary treatment for a substance use issue. Sober living is not just a temporary home but a lifestyle. Residential life teaches those in recovery how to function in the regular world without having to turn to drugs or alcohol. The main goal of all…

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How to Choose a Sober Living Home

After detox for drug and alcohol abuse, you may want to consider a structured living situation that supports your sobriety. At Westwind Recovery® in Los Angeles, we have a sober living home option with caring staff that provides guidance and oversight to help you avoid a relapse. When you leave rehab, it may take some…

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The Benefits of a Sober Living Home

When a person makes a decision to get sober, it would be great if sobriety showed up at the door immediately. It would be fantastic if you could snap your fingers and you were sober. However, that’s just not the case. Just like it took some time to develop an addiction; it’s going to take…

Sober Living Gives You the Recovery Tools for Building a New, Sober Life

Sober Living Gives You the Recovery Tools for Building a New, Sober Life

Have you ever considered what it would be like to leave treatment and go straight back into the life you were living? Would you be prepared? Would you know how to handle everything you encounter? Finding yourself back in the real world is scary. This feeling is multiplied even more if you are not prepared…

What it’s Like to Live in a Sober House

Sober living homes – or sober houses – are a type of transitional housing that was created to fill a need for those completing treatment for substance abuse. Prior to the inception of these homes, individuals, armed with knowledge and coping skills, were being sent back into society once their rehab program ended. Unfortunately, because an…

How Sober Living Homes Help to Prevent Relapse

Drug and alcohol abuse is a complex disease that grows from a mix of biological, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, and social elements. Those who find themselves addicted to drugs or alcohol may have used substances to cope with negative feelings and toxic memories that may have seemed unbearable. For others, substance abuse is a way to…