Everything You Need to Know: Sober Homes vs. Halfway House

POSTED BY Chris | Apr, 23, 2020 |
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When it comes to picking out where you want to embark on your journey towards sobriety, or where you want to continue to maintain sobriety, you are probably going to have some options to consider. Usually, these options come in a variety of forms; however, the biggest choice you will have to make it if you want to live in a sober home or a halfway house. Both options are great and have a high success rate depending on the place you go to. But, this is a pretty big decision. Sober homes are not for everyone and neither are halfway homes, it all comes down to your personal preference. You may not even know the differences between the two. That’s where Sunrise Sober Living has got you covered. We have all the information you need about both options so you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you. We know that it’s hard to make the decision, but with the information, we have to offer we believe that you will have an easier time weighing out the pros and cons. Keep reading to learn more about sober homes and halfway houses.

Sober Homes

Sober homes are a place many people go to live to either achieve sobriety or maintain it. These homes are designed to have all of the resources someone in recovery or post-recovery would need to be successful. This is one of the many reasons so many people choose to go with sober homes for their journey of recovery. This type of option also does not require you to be involved in any form of program, you simply can live on your terms as long as you are maintaining sobriety and an addiction-free lifestyle. This form of living situation also does not place a strict limit on how long you can take up residence. This is one of the biggest complaints about some halfway homes, they give you a time limit on how long you can stay there. So if your personal preference is a long time housing situation within a community then a sober home is probably a better option for you. This way you can leave tomorrow or stay forever. This option also tends to have a more community aspect to it so it gives some people the accountability and support they need to maintain sobriety.

Halfway Houses

Half homes are another great option for those who are seeking a place to achieve all of their sobriety goals. This option, however, does come with different pros and cons as the sober home option. Something more common to see at a halfway house as opposed to a sober home is that some of the occupants of the rooms will be those who have recently gotten out of jail or prison. This is not always a cause for concern; however, some people may not be comfortable with this kind of living situation. This is one of those personal preference things. While not every halfway house has ex-prisoners living there, it’s important to research the home if this is something you prefer. These houses also can enforce a strict rule that you must be enrolled in a treatment program or have been enrolled in a program. These homes are very strict on you being sober, which can be great for those who need that form of accountability. These homes can be very good for those who are new in the process of recovery. This is great as these homes are not always permanent residences and may put a time limit on your stay. This is another one the more common feats of halfway homes that do not include all of them. If you think a halfway home is best for you, but you wish for a more long-term arrangement, then you will want some research to try and find a halfway home that allows that.

Whether you decide to go with a sober home or a halfway house, what matters most is how comfortable you are living in that place. This is going to be your home for some time, and you want to make sure it’s somewhere you think you can call home. For all of your sober home needs keep in mind that Sunrise Sober Living has many locations and is always an option for you. We value community and know that sometimes maintaining sobriety means a long-term solution. For more information on our style of sober living text us or give us a call today at (954) 248-1818.