Recovery Housing for people who are newly sober, recovery housing can provide time and support as they learn how to sustain long-term recovery. The housing program is a good alternative because it provides safe and healthy environments that support residents in their recovery.
This community empowers people by providing support as they transition towards living independent and productive lives in their respective communities. Recovery home offers a unique alternative to harm reduction—a component of the Housing First model—for individuals whose main goal is to find a sober living environment. “People, places, things” is a common phrase used in the recovery community. Who we spend our time with, where we go, and the things we surround ourselves with, all of these impact who we are and the decisions that we make.
Many times, people in early recovery have to give up everything they’ve known: who they hang out with – friends, significant others, and family – as well as where they go and things they do because those “people, places, and things” put them at risk for relapse or continued use. When people are newly sober, they are moving from a culture of dependency to a culture of recovery.
Recovery housing gives them the time and support needed to change those behaviors that were required for life and death survival in the culture of dependency. Through a community of support, people practice new behaviors that will help them thrive in their communities and sustain long-term recovery.
It’s a place where people fit in, have common experiences and goals, and can be authentic without having to explain their treatment or recovery needs. It’s what home should feel like.