Generally speaking, there are several different names for what many consider to be a sober living facility in Alabama. It is first important to understand that there are generally stages of structured recovery facilities. Sober Living facilities are considered to be a long-term recovery solution.
Stage One (1-10days): Detox. This is usually the first stage within a structured recovery system. Generally, there is not usually any therapy or recovery presented, but is simply a means for a person to safely or comfortable withdraw off of any substances
Stage Two (15-90days): Partial Hospitalization or Residential Treatment. This is what many people call the “28-day program”. This is an inpatient stay lasting anywhere from 15-90 days in length. The clients generally do not leave the facility during that time and experience a variety of therapy and counseling.
Stage Three (90-180 days): Halfway House. A Halfway House is a highly structured setting where there is a degree of counseling present, but the clients have the freedom to leave the facility and look for work. In a halfway house, the client is “halfway” in society and “halfway” in treatment.
Stage Four: (1-3years) Sober Living. A Sober Living Facility is a less structured environment where the clients are all in recovery, have curfews, are required to work to support themselves and generally have a strong foundation in recovery already. A sober living facility is also sometimes referred to as a three-quarter house because they are “three quarters” into society. Many people confuse a halfway house with a sober living. In reality, one is more structured than the other
Stage Five: Aftercare (Lifetime). Aftercare can include outpatient therapy, one-on-one counseling or even support groups such as AA/NA.
Do I even need a Halfway House or Sober Living Facility?
Determining what degree or form of treatment you may need is dependent on a few variables. Unfortunately, many people want the “easy fix” and aim for less treatment and recovery which leads to a greater relapse rate. Those that commit to a long-term solution generally have a greater success rate.
Degree of independence: If a client has a high degree of financial dependence upon others, then a halfway house or sober living is highly recommended to learn the life skills necessary to become independent and responsible.
Length of drug abuse: If a client has a long period of drug use than a long-term solution in Alabama is critical.
Relapse rate: If a client has demonstrated a lack of continuous long-term sobriety then a long-term recovery solution is critical.
The following is a list of known Sober Living programs in the state of Alabama
*Database list of Sober Living*
In addition to the previous, you may choose some of the options below to search for other forms besides simply Sober Living in Alabama
NOTE: It is very important to understand that without a residential treatment program prior to a Sober Living, then long term recovery is very difficult to achieve.
…if you feel you need something more than a Sober Living in Alabama, we can Help you with the following other options:
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