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Is a New Jersey Sober Living Home Right For You?
In recent years, sober living houses (also known as recovery residences) have become increasingly popular options for people transitioning off addictive substances and seeking long-term recovery. These programs provide similar benefits to traditional halfway houses but offer even more profound levels of care and focus on healing substance use disorders’ physical and emotional aspects rather than just treating symptoms. According to research cited by a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and wellness resources for people struggling with addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions, sober living facilities tend to attract clients who want more intensive treatment plans than what they would receive in traditional halfway houses.
Sober living residences generally work best when they’re located within proximity to hospitals, jails, detoxes, and rehabilitation centers so that patients can quickly transfer between them. Because these facilities don’t typically operate independently, most require ongoing funding through government grants, private donations, corporate sponsorships, and individual insurance policies.
While sober living homes vary greatly based on location, cost, size, and offerings, they usually include personalized treatment plans designed to meet specific needs, such as 12-step meetings, educational workshops, team-building exercises, medical monitoring, and assistance navigating public transportation systems. In addition, many prioritize helping participants develop job skills and financial stability. In contrast, others may cater specifically to LGBTQ+ folks, women, children, veterans, etc. Still, others might specialize in certain areas of addiction, like pain management or gambling disorder.
While sober living homes aren’t necessarily cheaper per month than halfway houses, these residences often save users money over time due to reduced costs associated with food, clothing, and transportation since participants live together in shared spaces. Other savings could result from increased productivity if employees don’t spend hours commuting between multiple jobs every week. Additionally, since sober living residences are run almost exclusively by volunteers and paid staffers, they tend to be less expensive to maintain than institutions.
Last year, nearly 10 percent of Americans used some form of peer-based rehab model, and roughly 40 percent of people diagnosed with an opioid use disorder received treatment via telemedicine, according to data compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Meanwhile, sober living homes currently serve thousands of people annually.
So why exactly do we need another type of halfway house? After all, halfway houses already exist. Not quite. Halfway houses today function as glorified shelters for people experiencing homelessness, offering little beyond temporary accommodations. They’re also notorious for being unsafe environments riddled with crime, violence, and harassment. This isn’t always due to nefarious intent, either.
By contrast, sober living homes aim to address the root causes of substance misuse and treat the whole patient rather than simply managing acute withdrawal symptoms. Instead of putting up fences to separate residents, they encourage open communication and collaboration amongst roommates. Their primary goal is to improve the overall quality of life, not just manage behavioral problems. However, if anything goes wrong, staff members are trained to intervene immediately.
If you or a loved one are looking to continue recovery after completing an addiction treatment program, consider reaching out to local sober living homes. In contacting Jane’s Way Sober Living, you’ll find that the people running the sober homes genuinely care about supporting people in their efforts to recover.
One Sober Living Client's Experience
“When I was 19 years old, I moved into my first halfway home. It wasn’t one of those places that you see on TV where the residents sit around tables all day long drinking tea or playing cards; no, this place had beds with sheets, showers, and meals prepared by staff members who encouraged us to participate in activities like yoga, meditation, arts and crafts, cooking classes, lectures, and more.
I spent about five weeks at the halfway home before moving back out onto the streets again — but it changed everything for me.
The truth is, when I was an active addict, I didn’t have many opportunities to learn new skills or explore new hobbies because I rarely stayed anywhere for longer than a few days. When I did find somewhere to stay for a while, I often took advantage of the situation to party instead of focusing on personal growth. But staying at that halfway house gave me something else entirely: structure.
The program offered plenty of support services, including life-skills training, counseling sessions, and group therapy, as well as daily chores like laundry and cleaning. And there were also other residents sharing their stories and experiences with each other, which helped boost morale and foster trust between everyone involved. For someone whose coping mechanism during stressful times may be to reach for alcohol or drugs, having access to a safe environment filled with supportive peers can help keep temptation at bay.”
Luxury NJ Sober Home & Recovery Residences
Located in Southern New Jersey, Janes Way Sober Living is a luxury sober living home with several excellent amenities. There are various communal areas where residents can engage with each other in our clean and spacious living areas. We have created a warm and cozy sober living environment to help our residents feel as comfortable as possible so they can focus on transitioning to a functional life in recovery.
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