After detox and attending rehab, it’s highly recommended to check into a sober living home before heading out into the real world again. Without knowing the recovery process or how to initially look for help, one concern about sober living is cost.
*As Recovery First tells us, sober living homes used to first be called half way houses, and you often go to a sober living home after attending inpatient rehab. One of the house rules of sober living is you have to pay rent, as well as attend group therapy. (Of course one of the most important rules of sober living is no drinking or drugs while you attend.)
*As Recovery First reports, rent in sober living homes can vary. A high end sober living home can have very high rent, but sober living homes can have rent as low as several hundred dollars a month.
*This site tells us that “States that regulate [sober living homes[ require a maximum number of residents, often fewer than 10. Cost largely depends on the mortgage for the home and the average rent in the area. Renting a room in a sober living home is similar to renting an apartment, but with more community involvement.”
*When finding the right sober living home, American Addiction Centers recommends finding a place that’s close to where you go to meetings, and one that’s close to others in recovery that you can reach when you need them. And ask people who’ve been in recovery for a lengthy period of time for recommendations as well.