Transitioning from treatment for a substance use disorder to regular life as you once knew it can be a challenging and emotional path. During this delicate yet pivotal time, it can be difficult to always make the wisest and safest decisions. Transitional housing in a halfway home helps to bridge the gap between the residential treatment you need to get clean and the home environment you are eager to reintegrate into. If you or someone you love is currently getting the treatment they need and might benefit from the step to a halfway house before heading home, contact Alina Lodge online or call us at 833.685.1700 today to learn about how Haley House Sober Living could be that best next step in the recovery journey.
What Is A Halfway Home?
The rush of freedom that comes from returning straight back to everyday life can derail the recovery progress and bring about a relapse. This is because reentering the very same world straight from a treatment program means immediately navigating an environment where negative influences exist, traumatic memories await, and triggers may lurk in the shadows. Many in recovery feel unprepared for this big step.
Transitional housing such as a halfway home helps to bridge this gap in a smart, safe way, thereby reducing the risk of relapse for many. This will ease your transition from residential treatment back into a stable and sober living environment at home. You will continue to receive the support, guidance, and even some of the structure that you have depended on during treatment to stay sober, making it easier to ease your way into the joys of an independent and healthy life free of drugs and alcohol.
The students living in the Alina Lodge halfway home have already undergone a medical detox for their substance use disorder, had dual-diagnosis to help identify any other issues at the root of their use, and completed a professional treatment program. With guidelines helping to maintain sobriety, one of the main requirements for staying in transitional housing is continued sobriety.
While in a halfway home, you may:
- Go to work
- Attend school
- Have therapy
- Learn mindfulness
- Attend counseling sessions
- Help make the environment clean and inviting for other students
The Benefits of Transitional Housing
There are countless benefits of transitional housing. The halfway home at Alina Lodge provides a safe, sober living environment that allows you to:
- Keep working toward your recovery goals
- Receive ongoing support
- Continue to get the guidance you need as you stay sober
- Receive monitoring that can improve your recovery success
- Build a structured life with rules
- Learn to treat yourself and others with kindness
- Be held accountable
- Be screened for substances
- Reduce the chances of a relapse
- Get job placement assistance
- Receive housing placement assistance
- Learn how to maintain boundaries and healthy relationships
- Make friends and develop a support network of peers who understand your journey
Making the transition from a substance use disorder to a sober life is not an easy path, but a halfway home makes the road less bumpy. Transitional housing offers many benefits that will aid in your recovery efforts, and the sense of community that comes from others in the transitional housing program can really help you regain confidence in this difficult time.
Learn More at Alina Lodge
Let Alina Lodge assist you or a loved one in staying on the path of recovery through our Haley House Sober Living facility. If you or someone you care about is worried about making the transition out of substance use treatment, discover how the Alina Lodge halfway home can help by filling out our secure online form or calling us at 833.685.1700 today.