What is it?
Sober living refers to a type of group housing designed for individuals who are in recovery from substance use disorders or addiction. These homes provide a safe, structured, and supportive environment for people who have completed a formal treatment program or are transitioning out of residential treatment. Sober living homes promote sobriety and help residents maintain long-term recovery by offering a substance-free environment.
Sober living homes typically have a set of rules and expectations for their residents, which may include:
- Abstaining from alcohol and drug use: Residents are expected to maintain sobriety and avoid using any substances while living in the home.
- Attending meetings: Many sober living homes require residents to attend regular 12-step meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or other support group meetings.
- Participating in house meetings: Residents may be required to attend and participate in house meetings to discuss issues, concerns, or provide updates on their recovery progress.
- Contributing to chores and house maintenance: Each resident may have assigned chores to help maintain a clean and orderly living environment.
- Adhering to curfew: Sober living homes often enforce a curfew to encourage a structured lifestyle and discourage late-night activities that could lead to relapse.
Sober living homes can provide a crucial support system for individuals in recovery, helping them build healthy habits, develop coping skills, and establish a network of sober peers. This supportive environment can increase the chances of successful long-term recovery and reduce the risk of relapse.
Sober Living Programs in Manitoba
Addictions Recovery Inc.
Phone: (204) 586-2550
Two Ten Recovery Inc.