When you are ready for a sober living home there are a number of things to consider, look out for, and be aware of. Now the Fix has a list of important things to consider when seeking a mens sober living facility.
*The Fix first mentions that it’s a good idea to see what kind of structure and “accountability” your sober living home has. “Accountability” means what kind of rules you’ll have to live by. Some sober living facilities require you to have a job and go to meetings every week, and some have mandatory urine tests. Make sure you know what rules you’ll have to follow before you come in.
*The Fix also recommends attending a sober living facility that works closely with the rehab you’ve just attended. This can make sure your transition into sobriety and regular life is smoother, and your rehab can also recommend the right sober living home for you.
*Safety is also a big key. As the Fix notes, “In order to succeed in early recovery, clients need to be at ease. You want to make sure you get along with the house manager, and see how he deals with conflict in a mens sober living facility.
*The last key The Fix recommends is “be prepared to learn.” The transition from rehab to a sober living facility to the real world isn’t easy “because an important part of the transitional housing experience is learning how to coexist with other people.” As one rehab executive says, “This is an opportunity to learn to deal with other people, handle conflict and respond to other people. This is a life skill that you actually need to practice. Use sober living as an opportunity to live amongst people.”