There are several kinds of sober living homes, each of which differ a bit. Scroll on to learn a bit about each type of sober housing.
Sober Living Facilities
Sober living facilities are a sober housing option that is a bit less regimented than other kinds of sober housing. Most people who live in sober living facilities have been in recovery for a decent amount of time.
These facilities will require you to pay rent, attend meetings, stay sober, and participate in chores. They tend to be less structured.
Halfway houses are a type of sober living home that is licensed by the government. Halfway houses often provide amenities such as educational and mental health services.
For example, you may find education about certain life skills such as job interviewing and budgeting offered at a halfway house.
These facilities are often utilized for people who have finished court-ordered rehab programs or have just left jail or incarceration.
Transitional Living Facilities
Transitional living facilities are a different kind of sober housing in that they are usually occupied by people who are enrolled in partial hospitalization programs (PHP) or intensive outpatient programs (IOP) at a treatment center.
In other words, transitional living facilities are often offered in conjunction with active addiction treatment unlike other sober housing that may require treatment to be complete prior to move-in.
Recovery homes are similar to sober living facilities, but usually occupied by people who are in early recovery.
Recovery homes are a bit more structured and have set rules and guidelines such as curfews, drug and alcohol testing, and signing in and out for travel with a house manager.