Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on May 23, 2022.
Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction can take some time. A halfway house can be the next step after residential or outpatient treatment. Also known as transitional living environments or recovery residences, halfway homes give you the time and space to adjust to your sobriety.
Halfway homes help people transition back to society after challenging events like addiction, homelessness or incarceration. Many halfway houses specifically cater to those recovering from addiction, also known as sober living homes. These houses are excellent options for people with uncertain or triggering home situations. With the right setup, you can continue your recovery journey in a safe and welcoming environment.
Halfway houses for sober living combine elements of both rehab and standard housing. Though halfway houses are often stigmatized as a last resort, many of them are excellent options for people in need. A halfway house for addicts can be the difference between staying sober and relapsing.
If you're considering staying in a halfway house for outpatient recovery, here are a few typical terms of residence:
Halfway houses are built to support those recovering from substance use disorder. Recovery won't always be easy, and many people stay in sober living homes for additional help. Having access to a community of people in recovery and a sober environment can help individuals adjust to their new lifestyle. Simply being around other sober people can make the healing process feel natural and welcoming.
Many people stay in a halfway house for the following reasons:
In residential or outpatient treatment, you gain the tools for lifelong sobriety. Once you've completed rehabilitation, you get to apply everything you've learned in real time. Luckily, you don't have to do any of it alone. At Diamond House Detox, we assist our alumni with lifelong support services. You can tackle every new challenge with our team on your side, no matter where you are.
Considering a halfway house for post-treatment housing? Speak with our team to stay in the loop and access our alumni resources. Contact us online today!