Sober Living in Washington DC
Generally speaking there are several different names for what many consider to be a sober living facility in Washington DC. It is first important to understand that there are generally stages of structured recovery facilities in Washington DC. 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 Hospitilzation 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 or therapy and counseling.
Stage Three (90-180 days): Halfway House. A Halfway House in Washington DC 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 in Washington DC is a less structured envirionment 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). After care 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 in Washington DC?
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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC
*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 Washington DC
NOTE: It is very important to understand that without a residential treatment program prior to a Sober Living in Washington DC, then long term recovery is very difficult to achieve.
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