Sober Living FAQs

While many people wish to lead personally and professionally fulfilling lives, they oftentimes find it difficult to do so because of drug addiction. If this is your current challenge, it’s essential to know that solutions abound. One of the best ways to make positive change an ongoing reality is by enrolling in the ideal recovery facility. Yet in many cases, individuals avoid this course of action because they lack knowledge regarding what a sober living facility would be like. For this reason, we have compiled several Sober Living FAQs. Read on to learn more about common concerns:

Why Us?

One of the final sober living FAQs you may be asking is, “Why choose our facility?” There are many reasons that we should be your first choice. This includes our recognition of the integral role that addiction recovery aftercare plays in optimizing long-term recovery. Even when a patient successfully moves through an inpatient process, she or he will still need ongoing support, evaluation, and encouragement to remain on the path to life-long sobriety. We also recognize that recovery is a communal process, and that’s why we focus on making our process family-oriented. By including family members in key conversations that promote authenticity, transparency, and mutual understanding, we create a social climate in which the patient feels confident and comfortable interacting with the mother, father, brother, sister, etc.

What Attributes Should I Be Looking For In A Sober Living Facility?

There are many attributes that the best gender-based facilities will have. One of the most important is the comprehensive services. Note that there is a wide range of recovery strategies that will be used to facilitate the patient’s holistic healing. This is why a wide range of addiction treatment services should be implemented into one’s aftercare plan if comprehensive recovery is the primary goal.

Along with an array of services, the best sober living homes feature:

  • A safe living environment
  • Limited number of residents
  • Full-time, certified staff members
  • On-site peer recovery support
  • High staff-to-client retention

Is Sober Living Right For Me?

One of the most common sober living FAQs is “Is Sober Living Right For Me?” The answer is generally yes if:

  • You have completed inpatient or outpatient treatment
  • You want to be in an environment that supports your recovery
  • You experience a desire to connect with other individuals who are in the recovery process

Talk to a caring admissions specialist at Lighthouse Recovery TX to learn more about sober living and whether it suits your needs. When calling, ask about facets of Lighthouse Recovery’s program, including:

  • Upscale living environment
  • Adult male residences
  • Great staff-to-client ratio
  • Structured group meetings
  • Access to offsite therapy and aftercare

Call Lighthouse Recovery now at 866.484.9168 to learn more about sober living homes in Texas and how you can start fulfilling your life goals from the moment you leave rehab.

What are Sober Living Homes in Texas?

Lighthouse Recovery residences in Dallas, TX provide a prime example of quality sober living homes Texas rehabs and residents trust. These alcohol and drug-free homes offer a cooperative living environment where you relearn how to live on your own and function in wellness. You must pull your own weight in these homes, so it is different than when you live in a rehab facility and have people cooking and cleaning for you. You must pay your share of the living costs, maintain the home, and live under specific rules.

While many people leaving rehab do not want to live where they feel “controlled” by rules or other people, sober living homes in Texas provide the opposite opportunity. No one controls you. Instead, your first weeks and months of living on your own are simply supported for your best chance of success. Through peers living at the facility and your support professionals, you adapt to healthy living and establish a good routine.

Sober living homes in Texas provide an investment in your own future, your recovery. You live freely without many of the risks faced if you go directly back home after rehab and learn life skills training.

What are your admission requirements?

Any male (18 and over) is possibly eligible for residence if he meets the following requirements:

  • Has NEVER been charged or convicted of a sex crime, violent crime, and/or arson.
  • Must be psychiatrically stabilized.
  • Potential resident must come directly from an Inpatient Treatment program or have at least 30 days clean and sober. We will undertake special consideration of others on a case-by-case basis.
  • Potential resident wants to live in a safe, supportive community for the purpose of remaining clean and sober.
  • Commits to at least a 90-day length of stay.
  • Works with 17-year old’s on case by case basis.

Is there a minimum length of stay?

We verbally (not financially) ask all residents to complete a 3-month stay. We feel this is the minimum amount of time needed to build a foundation of sustainable sobriety.

What is your intake process?

We begin with a phone call, then an in-person interview with our Program Director. We take great care during this process to ensure all residents are a good fit for our program.

Does Sober Living Take the Place of Rehab?

You cannot adapt to sober living homes if you do not already understand your addiction, how to live sober, and what triggers you toward relapse. You need skills learned in your rehab program in order to practice healthy living. Of course, you also need to meet the basic requirement of being sober, in the first place. If you have not already spent days or weeks without drinking or using drugs, the relaxed atmosphere of sober living will not keep you from relapsing.

People used to call sober living homes “halfway houses.” This old name comes from being the place you live while halfway between rehab and your home community. While that name makes sense, sober living homes provide so much more than just a place to dwell between two phases of your life.

In sober living, specific rules tell people in the home how to live in harmony. Instead of restricting you, the rules mean you always come home to a relaxing, clean, healthy, and positive atmosphere. There, you feel welcome, productive, part of a community, and proud of your own progress.

Also in sober living, you find a job or continue working at your current employment. You come and go as needed for work, family visits, personal business, and leisure time, but while staying in line with the house rules. This means you enjoy independence while spreading your new, sober wings.