Interviews with guests of Sober Homes of Texas, Fort Worth, have found a recurring theme. Life in sober living provides and supports personal motivation and readiness to change, mutual help, a consistently sober environment, social support, and accountability.
There is one common, and very important question that arises as a person is completing a residential treatment program for addiction. Confusion, fear and disagreement often occur as family members and friends are faced with the question: "Why can't I just return home?" This is a tough, and very important milestone in recovery and the following points should be considered:
Strained family relationships make returning home difficult or impossible.
Family members and loved ones often tend to "enable."
LIVING in a safe, sober, structured environment, among others that understand & share a common goal of sobriety, offers a consistent support system.
Studies indicate that participation in sober living homes results in fewer occurrences of relapse and/or arrests. (Journal of Substance Abuse)