Although they aren’t an addiction treatment requirement, sober living homes serve a purpose. They’re here to help those who have just finished rehab transition back into the real world.
When you attend rehab, you receive various treatments, therapy, assistance, and supervision to help you become sober. During addiction treatment, you’re also often separated from the rest of the world so you can focus on your recovery. As a result, going back to a world that’s filled with temptations can appear like an impossible feat.
The struggle that many people have remaining sober after leaving addiction treatment is what causes them to relapse. While there is no perfect treatment combination that can prevent relapse, there are certain things that you can do to decrease the chances that relapse will occur. One of those things is transitioning from addiction treatment into the real world at your own pace. Staying at a sober living home after rehab is one of the best ways to do that.
Sober living homes are one of the best ways to prevent relapse after addiction treatment for many reasons. You could even argue that the benefits and services that sober living homes provide those in addiction recovery are incomparable to any aftercare service.
MONROE STREET HOUSING SERVICES
Monroe Street Housing offers numerous services for you to use when staying in their sober living homes.
To learn about these services, read the sections below.
24/7 MEDICAL AND CLINICAL SERVICES
One resource that Monroe Street Housing specifically offers as a sober housing community is 24/7 medical and clinical services. These services are particularly beneficial to members that just finished medication-assisted treatment. This is because their medications are locked away and in constant medical supervision.
VISIBLE RECOVERY ALUMNI PROGRAM
Another resource that Monroe Street Housing offers is an alumni association. The name of this alumni association is Visible Recovery. If you leave Monroe Housing and become a member of Visible Recovery, you’ll meet up with other fellow former Monroe Housing residents in real-world social spaces throughout central Indiana. Therefore, you will visibly exhibit your recovery in the real world. Hence, the title of the Monroe Housing Alumni Program.
SPIRIT-CENTRIC 12-STEP PROGRAMS
At Monroe Housing our programs are 12-step-focused. Therefore, all our programs and support groups utilize beliefs and actions that awaken and treat the spirit. This means that we utilize moral and spiritual practices. Examples of these include meditation, looking towards a higher power, and practicing gratitude. By having support groups that are spirit-focused we aim to treat the mind, body, and soul of addiction. Doing so will lead to long-term sobriety.
2-PHASED SYSTEM TREATMENT
The treatment programs at Monroe Housing are 2 phased. This means that our members must go through multiple steps to complete all of our programs. By providing a 2 phased system program, we are ensuring that our members are doing everything that they can while in the transition to lead successful sober lives later on in the real world.
At Monroe Street Housing, we provide education services for all of our members through vocational training. Vocational training is an education that will provide you with skills that you can use to obtain a job or perform a practical service in the real world. By providing vocational training, we are increasing the chances that you will find work during or after your stay at our housing community.
We offer transportation to interviews for our residents who need it. This can help you in your job hunt. We also offer transportation services to local aftercare meetings.
We provide meals for our members. This means less cooking that you have to do on your own. We also make sure that you’re eating a balanced diet. This is because, at Monroe Housing, we know how important it is to eat well and take care of yourself. The better you take care of yourself, the better your body will feel, and the less likely that you will turn to substances to feel better about yourself later on.
Monroe Street Housing is a co-ed housing community. This means that both men and women can live here. This also means that you get to learn ways to better manage your addiction through the male and female perspective. If you are someone that likes to get multiple perspectives on a situation, a co-ed sober housing community might b for you.