Most people find sobriety terrifying. That’s because they have no idea what to expect or they believe the countless misconceptions that plague the media and the public about what addiction and sobriety are.
Here are a few benefits of being sober: Relationships improve, memory is sharper, you will look better, maintain healthy weight and acquire more money, time, energy and fun. Finally you will respect and really feel good about yourself.Most sober living homes will accept residents who are new to the rehab process.
Although most halfway houses do not restrict who may apply to live there, the majority of residents have gone through a rehab program before going to sober living. This makes sense because residents must be able to stay sober in order to live in this type of home. Thus, recovering addicts who already have some sobriety under their belt and some tools to help them stay sober are more likely to succeed at sober living than those who are new to recovery.
Although this is the best path to take, it is not usually an absolute requirement. Most sober living homes will accept residents who are new to the rehab process as long as those residents are willing to stay sober and live by the other house rules. At the very least, however, residents should have already completed any detox program required to cure physical addiction so they are not acutely ill and unable to work while living in the sober house.