Sober living, also known as transitional living, serves as that special link to a future filled with potential and promise. To benefit most from transitional living, you should be able to rely upon a safe, structured drug- or alcohol-free setting filled with unwavering support from those around you.
What to Expect
Transitional Living programs should strive to take the uncertainty out of your life. That means providing you with important comforts and conveniences so that you can eliminate much of the everyday stresses and concentrate on living each day free from addiction. And because sobriety is more than a one-time fix – it’s a lifelong choice to make your life better – you need someone who is there for you today, tomorrow, for as long as you need a bridge to sobriety.
There is a continuum of transitional living options available based on each individual’s need. These programs usually range from restrictive during the early stages to less restrictive as you progress in your recovery. Though you will still abide by certain restrictions and duties such as curfews and attendance at group meetings, you can slowly ease back into normal routines. One of the keys to a successful transitional stay will be your ability to develop positive friendships that help to keep you away from drugs and alcohol.
This is also a good time to do the following:
- Find a job
- Locate permanent housing beyond treatment
- Patch up relationships with friends and family members affected by your addiction
Space to Grow
We know that life isn’t a straight, paved road. It’s filled with twists, turns and potholes along the way. So at Pinelands, we can arrange for a transitional experience in which there will always be someone there for you, giving you a warm, supportive space to reach your potential. Your stay in a transitional living facility will serve as a reinforcement of those lessons learned in rehab. Though not as structured as an in-patient facility, it offers you opportunities to continue improving those new coping skills and healthy habits so important to a better future.