Continued growth in addiction treatment and recovery is the main priority of residents in sober living. After drug rehab, it’s important to remain as actively engaged as possible in one’s own progress in treatment. One of the best ways to do this is to attend 12-step meetings. Residents of sober living homes especially can benefit from this key treatment option, as it is often a thread of familiarity that stays with them from drug rehab through sober living and into a new independent life in sobriety.
Residents have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of therapies and treatments when they choose a high-end sober living home. Twelve-step meetings can be a welcome addition to a comprehensive addiction treatment schedule. Some sober living homes hold them at the house on a regular basis and ask residents to attend while others require residents to attend a certain number of 12-step meetings in the community each week. The goal is to ensure that residents are:
The 12 steps and traditions practiced by those who take part in the program are designed to help participants to shift their perspective and alter negative views that may be holding them back in their ability to remain clean and sober. It’s not uncommon for former addicts to hold tight to their victim status, believing that others are often “out to get them” or that it is their bad luck that keeps them tied to the cycle of relapse and addiction. The 12-step program refutes that view by helping participants to:
When combined with other treatments and therapies, the 12-step program can be hugely beneficial to an ongoing recovery.
Often, 12-step meetings are part of the recovery process in drug rehab programs that prioritize both traditional and holistic methods of treatment. The experience and structure of the meetings can quickly become familiar to patients and, when it’s time to move into a sober living home and move onto the next phase of recovery, that familiarity can provide a sense of comfort and security. So much changes so quickly in early recovery that the regular meetings can soon feel like home and help patients to transition into different phases of treatment.
Sober living offers a range of opportunities for residents to continue their growth in recovery, and 12-step meetings are just one of the many options available. Get the information you need to make an informed decision about sober living when you contact us at the phone number listed above.