Information on Sober Living Transitional Housing
Sober Living Homes | 3/4 Housing | Halfway Houses | Aftercare | Transitional Homes
Over the past 10 to 15 years the concept of live-in aftercare has gained tremendous momentum throughout the United States. Today, the sober living-transitional housing model is making its mark coast-to-coast and has gained 99.9% positive support by all licensed addiction treatment providers. With the many advances in addiction & alcoholism treatment science, it has become crystal clear that those individuals willing to live within a somewhat structured aftercare environment such as; sober living homes, halfway houses & 3/4 transitional housing, are much more likely to persevere in the recovery process.
So what is the differences between the names used, such as; sober living homes, transitional housing, 3/4 houses and halfway houses? The predominant descriptive terms vary quite a bit from state to state and region to region. For instance, in California, which is known to be far and away the worldwide leader in quantity of locations, the term most widely used in "sober living home." Along the east coast it is much more common to hear terms like "3/4 or halfway house." Each state has their own laws governing the existence of these types of sober residences, which means they vary tremendously from location to location. Another example would be; throughout New York and the Tri State area it's common to hear people using the term "halfway house" as a descriptor for long term rehab and/or transitional aftercare housing, while in California the same term only comes to mind when thinking of hardened criminals leaving prison.
There are many variations of sober living homes, especially if you live in widely diverse and populated areas like Southern California and Southern Florida. They range from very affordable environments costing as little as $400 per month on up to highly luxurious and structured resort-type environments costing upwards of 10k to 15k per month! The variation is enormous, from minimally structured, low amenity bunk bed filled homes to beachfront Malibu chateaus clad with multimillion dollar furnishings and cuisine fit for a king, the gap is enormously broad…and continues to broaden!
Over the past few years something quite new has risen within the sober living-transitional housing world, it's called "The Florida Model." This basically is a new & improved style of sober living environment which is, in many cases, able to act as an affordable alternative to traditional inpatient drug rehab treatment. Since sober living homes are not usually licensed by any governing body they are prohibited from performing any clinical-type work with their clients on-site. A Florida model sober living residence integrates a network of outside professionals & services such as; outpatient treatment programs, therapists, sober coaches, life coaches, counselors, etc. It is essentially customized treatment a la cart while having the benefits and basic freedoms of living in sober housing rather than inpatient treatment. These types of sober living homes are usually at least 5k or 6k per month and can get as high as even 10k to 15k per month.
One of the main issues with respect to treatment aftercare and transitional sober living housing in general, is that it has yet to take root in much of the country. Outside the two most populated regions, those being California & Florida, everywhere else sees a spattering of options comparatively speaking. States like Arizona and Texas seem to show a rapid growth in options while others like New York for instance, show a drastic shortage due to state laws. The fact of the matter is that transitional housing is critical in one's early recovery process; there's no question about it.
For those unfamiliar with the concept of sober living, recovery housing, etc., here are a few links to locations of which currently have positive reviews on ATRI:
- The Penthouse – Luxury & Exectuve Sober Living in New York City
- Newfound Freedom – Affordable Addiction Recovery Homes in Pennsylvania
- BlueCove Homes – Sober Living Recovery Homes in Las Vegas & San Francisco
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The information above is intended as a general guide based on the experience of many. The creators of this web page are not licensed physicians; we are caring individuals whom have experienced the horrors of addictive-type illnesses on many levels. We speak from many years of personal and professional experience. Please feel free to contact us for any reason at: firstname.lastname@example.org