Sober living houses are private residences that provide support for those suffering from alcohol or substance abuse. They differ in structure, and have less support than halfway houses.
Residents come here voluntarily and are not court ordered.
They are meant to get those suffering from the disease of addiction to alcohol and/or drugs integrated back into the community. Sober living homes give the recovering addict a healthy support system. The residents work together, to build each other up and support one another.
These homes are the last step before entering back into society and living on their own. Everyone has jobs and follows a 12-step program
Residents can choose to live there for one month or many years. Statistically, as the length of stay increases, the odds of relapse decrease by up to 80% after 6 months. The recommended length of stay is typically 6 months to a year, depending on the background of the individual.