Why Choose a Recovery Home?
Transitional sober living environments are quickly becoming standards in professionally developed recovery plans for those completing treatment. Numerous studies have now demonstrated that a minimum three-month residency in a transitional environment greatly increases the chances of long-lasting sobriety.
What the Sober Living Study Found
According to the study, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine reports that between 65 and 80 percent of those who go to opiate detox relapse within a month if they don’t follow up with psychotherapeutic addiction treatment. Researchers found that those who attend treatment and live in a sober living facility or drug-free housing were ten times more likely to avoid relapse.
Of the 243 participants, only 13 percent of those who did not participate in sober living and aftercare programs were still clean and sober six months after treatment. However, 37 percent of those who lived in drug-free housing and 50 percent who took part in aftercare and lived in sober housing were still drug-free at the six-month point.
As the study progressed, participants who took part in both sober living and a day treatment program were twice as likely to avoid relapse as those who only lived in drug-free housing and ten times more likely to remain abstinent than those who took part in neither sober living nor outpatient treatment, according to the journal Addiction.
What’s the Right Course of Action for You
Call us today to speak with one our counsellor to see if a sober-living house is right for you!