Finding a good option for sober living in Austin is an important component of the addiction recovery process. Getting sober is only the beginning of many life changes and new habits that are essential for staying sober and achieving long-term sobriety.
While in the first 90 days of the BRC Recovery rehab program, you will come to understand the high risk of returning to your previous environment where you were surrounded by people who supported or encouraged your addiction. As you approach the end of the residential phase, the discharge planning process will help you to decide what the next best step is for your on-going recovery. Transitional housing or sober living is recommended.
Sober living homes in Austin are readily available, but BRC Recovery provides their own gender-specific private residences located in Central Austin. Not only are they an environment where no alcohol or drugs are allowed, but they are managed 24/7 by on-site recovery managers. It is critical after rehab to surround yourself with people who are also in early recovery and need the support of a sober living arrangement.
Sober living homes will have specific rules and structure besides the ban on any type of mood altering or intoxicating substances. There is a tremendous benefit to learning to live sober in a structured setting with other residents who have come through the same residential rehab program. Independent sober living homes will have a mixture of newly sober people, some who have not been though any type of treatment or rehab program and some who are not familiar with the 12 Steps.
Most major addiction recovery programs recommend moving to a safe and secure environment like a sober living home in early recovery. The reason for this is simple: it provides you with a safety net to help protect you from the relapse triggers and pitfalls of early sobriety. It’s a powerful experience to have the constant support of peers who understand the reality of your past and who themselves have faced the difficulty you are facing. The support is there when you need it most — thus sober living makes the chances of relapse far less likely, and builds on the foundation of successful recovery.
Remember also that sober living homes are short term, usually three to six months. Ultimately the goal is to return to your community as a healthy productive citizen. The different levels of care…residential rehab, an intensive outpatient program, sober living and a 12-month monitoring program…are all designed to work together in a step-down process.
Getting rehab or treatment for your addiction should be a complete continuum of care that involves multiple programs and different types of support professionals.
If discovering a life of permanent sobriety interests you, contact BRC Recovery today at (866) 905-4550.