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Sober Housing

The goal of sober housing is to offer a secure and healthy living environment in which to begin and maintain recovery, which is defined as abstinence from alcohol and other non-prescribed drugs, as well as improvements in physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being. While living in a recovery house, people develop tools that will help them continue to heal as they transition to living freely and effectively in the community.

NARR (National Alliance for Recovery Residences) classifies recovery residences into 4 categories:

  • Peer-Run – Peer-run sober homes (level 1) are governed by the inhabitants in a democratic manner. Residents in these houses have made a commitment to abstain from addictive drugs, and their actions are supervised by themselves. Drug testing and house meetings help residents hold each other responsible. Sessions with a therapist are also encouraged, but not essential. Peer-run rehabilitation houses are generally single-family homes with a volunteer-based staff.
  • Monitored – Monitored sober homes (level 2) are supervised by a house manager or a senior resident, and all residents must follow strict norms and procedures. Drug testing, home rules, house meetings, peer group sessions, and participation in recovery treatment services give structure and responsibility in these sorts of houses. Single-family houses are the most common monitored rehabilitation residences, but they can also be apartment complexes or other types of communal settings.
  • Supervised – Supervised sober homes (level 3) are run according to a stringent set of regulations and procedures and are administered through an organizational hierarchy. A facility manager oversees them, and certified staff or case managers work one-on-one with residents. Licensed institutions, supervised rehabilitation houses are, however the sort of licensure varies by state. These residences might be single-family homes, apartment complexes, or other comparable living situations. A level three rehabilitation residence focuses on life skills development and clinical treatments from the outside community. Hours for house service are also available.
  • Service Provider – Clinical and administrative oversight, a regulated organizational structure, and tight regulations and procedures within the sober community are all features of service provider sober homes (level 4). Clinical treatments and activities are given in-house, and residential services are centered on life skill development. Service provider recovery houses are licensed, however the sort of licensing varies by state, and the staff is qualified to provide professional recovery services to its residents. Level four residences are frequently part of a continuum of care program that includes detox and residential inpatient treatment before transitioning the client to a controlled sober living environment.

Living in a sober living home can help individuals in early recovery by providing:

  • An affordable or even free place to live
  • Access to supportive programs thta can help with education and employment
  • Retraining of social skills
  • A sober drug-free environment
  • Meetings and support

Reasons to Live in a Sober Living Home?

There are many benefits to living in a sober living home. If you have recently completed an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program, Living in a sober living home has several advantages. Here are some reasons why it can be helpful to continue pursuing your recovery in a sober living home if you recently finished an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program.

  • After treatment, a sober living home provides stability and prevents you from returning to a toxic living situation.
  • You gradually gain more independence, with the ability to go to work, school, and pursue hobbies and other interests whenever you choose.
  • Extended recovery assistance is provided, as well as peer responsibility and easily available recovery tools.
  • Living in Jane’s Way sober living home is inexpensive.
  • Both during and after your sober living program, you have the option of attending local recovery groups in your region.
  • Your family can relax knowing you’re in a secure, sober, and disciplined setting.

If you’re ready to request residence at one of our sober living locations, or if you just have questions, give us a call at (855) 762-7375 or email us at

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