Long-term recovery is an ongoing process that requires significant support and accountability. For some people in the early stages of recovery, the gap between inpatient treatment at a rehab facility and outpatient care can be a big one, but there are options to help bridge this gap.

Entering a sober living outpatient program like the one we offer at Crest View Recovery Center can ease the transition between independent sober living and rehab while ensuring you stay on the path to lasting recovery.

What Is a Sober Living Program?

how to stay sober over the holidays Sober living programs — also known as sober living houses — provide people in recovery with a comfortable living environment designed to ease their transition as they leave their initial rehab programs and reenter mainstream society. Instead of immediately returning to everyday life, these programs give people an intermediate option where they can continue to focus on their recovery with greater independence in an environment free from temptations and distractions.

In a sober living program, participants are encouraged to work, go to school and take part in their everyday lives while adhering to the rules of their program. Sober living programs generally maintain rules that hold their residents accountable, including curfews and periodic drug testing.

During their stay in a sober living house, residents can rebuild important independent living skills with continued recovery support.

How Do Sober Living Programs Coincide With Outpatient Treatment?

Many sober living programs integrate outpatient treatment as a way to provide ongoing therapy and long-term support for residents’ recovery. These programs function as a continuation of the process of gaining and maintaining sobriety, so continued outpatient treatment is often an essential step.

Sober living treatment programs are generally designed for people in early recovery entering outpatient treatment. The intensity of the outpatient treatment will depend on the individual receiving it. Individuals who need more significant support may require more intense outpatient treatment.

Benefits of Sober Living Programs

Our sober living program promotes lasting recovery by giving residents a safe, controlled environment where they can regain some of their independence and develop healthy habits.

One of the greatest benefits of enrolling in a sober living program is the balance between accountability and independence. Recovery is an ongoing process, and having that added accountability is a great way to stay on track while making the best decisions possible and maintaining your sobriety.

Staying in a sober living house is also a great way to connect with other residents with similar experiences. Residents form a camaraderie with their housemates, giving them a support network of other individuals working toward similar goals.

Enroll in a Sober Living Program

At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, North Carolina, we offer a wide range of programs designed to help patients on their path to recovery. Our sober living program can help bridge the gap between inpatient rehab and outpatient treatment, giving patients the independence to grow with the support they need to succeed.

If you’re interested in enrolling in our sober living program or want to learn more about how this program can help you thrive, contact our team at 866-986-1371 or complete a contact form today!