Article provided by: Fairview Supportive Living
Sometimes it isn’t as easy as moving home once inpatient rehab is over. You just need a little more help and support before you do. That’s where the team at Fairview Supportive Living comes in. Our supportive living home offers you the best of both worlds.
What is a supportive home?
A supportive home is the same as a sober living house. In the substance abuse community, they mean the same thing. A sober living house is a home for those in recovery from drug & alcohol abuse. These homes help these patients transition back to everyday life, but with the support, they need to maintain their sobriety. Patients in these homes hold down a job, and they work to maintain the house together.
In these homes, patients can continue with therapy or counseling to ensure their sobriety remains solid once they fully integrate back into society. Most residents continue to work their 12-step programs and attend meetings, sometimes with their housemates. While in these homes, residents continue to have access to medical staff for any situations that occur.
Paying for a sober living facility
Payment methods vary for sober living homes. Most are for-profit entities that do not need to meet any set of state regulations. These homes usually do not work with state health care programs like Medicare or Medicaid. Residents must pay for these facilities out of their pockets. Some facilities require an upfront payment, and others offer month-to-month payments in the form of rent payments. Some private programs can offer grants or scholarships to help those encountering financial difficulties paying for facilities.
States and charities now see the value in a supportive living home and are venturing into the field. They offer their facilities either for free or at a significantly reduced cost. As these transitional programs are in high demand, there are long waitlists.
Sober living home vs. halfway house
There are distinct differences between a sober living home and a halfway house. Until recently, very few sober living homes were state-run. Most were private entities. A state or another government entity traditionally runs a halfway house. Halfway homes are set up with bunk beds and little to no private living space. Sober living homes offer either private living space or a shared room with a roommate. Each person has a standard-sized bed.
Halfway house is also a term seen less in the substance abuse field and more in the criminal justice field. These homes serve as a transition for people leaving prison or jail. The person stays at this house before re-entering society.
Benefits of a sober living facility
A sober living facility provides countless benefits for the people who live there. One of the most important is the boost to your sobriety. When a person leaves rehab, their sobriety is still quite fragile. These homes help a person firm up that sobriety a bit more before they rejoin the world.
Please contact Fairview Supportive Living to learn more about how our supportive living home can help you transition back into society post-rehab.