Getting through addiction rehab is a huge accomplishment. This is the point where your life begins again, with a real chance for lasting sobriety. But many people coming out of rehab fear independent living in their home community, where substance abuse took over their life. A transitional living program provides a great solution, helping you re-enter society and also providing support for a strong start in your new life.

What is a Transitional Living Program?

Counselor talking to a man at rehab about to start a transitional living program.Your rehab provides a transitional living program as an added benefit for your recovery. This service is optional. You decide whether you enter transitional living, or go home after rehab. Using a transitional living program helps you gain more strength, confidence, and stability in your recovery before living on your own.

Transitional living provides temporary housing in a safe, stable place. You live in this facility just like you live in your own home. You also pay rent, look for a job, respect house rules and participate in household chores while living among roommates, your peers in recovery. Additionally, transitional living provides you with continued support in early sobriety and accountability for staying sober.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, everyone coming out of rehab should spend 90 days or more in a transitional living program facility or sober living program. How long you stay depends on your individual needs.

Understanding the Benefits of Transitional Living

Also called sober living, transitional living gives you a place to live where drugs and alcohol do not exist. Moreover, sober living homes provide other benefits that include:

  • Smoother transition into your new life outside of rehab–Being sober for the first time in a long time is scary. It is particularly frightening when you think about going back to your home, where much of your substance abuse took place. Many people fear this transition. Instead of gambling with their progress, many rehab graduates choose to enter a sober living home.
  • Sober support 24 hours per day/seven days per week–Living independently or even in your family’s home often means feeling alone in your recovery. Transitional living provides interaction with peers in recovery and the ongoing support you need early in your sobriety. You enjoy access to support groups and other resources. You also have access to a safety net of sober residents and staff members.
  • Accountability and self-confidence–Each transitional living home has rules. These rules ensure you have the structure you need for stability, productivity, and continued sobriety. If you break the rules, you must leave the facility. So in sober living, you gain a strong sense of purpose, responsibility, and self-confidence.

Transitional Living Works

The best feature of a transitional living program is that it works. Studies prove the value of sober living homes for people recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs credits positive social connections and group meetings of transitional living with their high success rates.

People taking advantage of sober living after rehab enjoy higher likelihood of long-term sobriety and employment. For your best life after rehab, consider transitional living. Few better ways exist for smoothly transitioning from rehab to life at home.

Beaches Recovery Provides Transitional Living after Rehab

After rehabbing at Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, you decide your next steps in your new life. Many people choose to take advantage of Beaches Recovery’s transitional living program to reinforce what they learn in rehab. They also feel more secure through the continuation of support in this program. In transitional living, you gain self-confidence and strength in your daily sobriety, too.

Transitional living starts when rehab ends. Rehab programs at Beaches Recovery include:

At Beaches Recovery, you also gain strength through a wide array of therapies. These include traditional talk therapy and experiential approaches like hiking, bowling, art, music, and fitness therapy. Together with these therapies, transitional living prepares you for your real-world life in recovery.

If you or someone you love suffers from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, Beaches Recovery provides the accredited treatment you need. Call Beaches Recovery now at 866.605.0532 for more information about how we can help you get sober and stay that way.