Community goes beyond the sober support you receive while in treatment.
It’s important that the individual also connects with individuals and organizations that connect them with the services they need outside of addiction recovery. For example, housing, employment and family relationships.
Here at Stairway Resource Center we understand the importance of offering support in these areas. It’s hard for someone to stay in recovery if they don’t have a safe place to live, a job with steady income or are having relationship issues!
Your recovery will be supported by helping you work on your housing, job and relationship goals while in treatment and beyond. This is done through case management services as well as connecting you with peer and community services to help with your sober housing, education, employment and family support.
The Importance of Sober Housing for Those in Recovery
Living conditions can present a major risk factor for relapsing into addiction. When someone struggling with addiction doesn’t feel safe in their home, it’s hard for them to stay focused on their recovery. It’s important that those in recovery maintain a comfort level when they are home. This includes removing the option to consume drugs or alcohol and removing as many stressors as possible that may trigger addiction cravings. Their environment should provide them with security and comfort so that they can move forward from their addiction.
Our outpatient program takes a medical and evidence-supported approach administered by a multidisciplinary team. The program works best when supported by the comfortable and safe home environment described above. For a patient in recovery, avoiding the temptation to use substances starts at home by making sure they aren’t available. If your loved one in recovery lives with you, we recommend not having alcohol or drugs in the residence.
Addiction is a potent disease, and the support needed to beat it should include sober housing. After spending enough time in a reliable and peaceful, substance-free environment, it will feel natural for the home not to have addictive substances in it. Forming a support network, both at home and away, is critical to success in recovery.