Often, individuals come from out of town or state to receive the comprehensive treatment they need to gain healing from trauma, eating disorders, addiction, and overall imbalance of life. But, if they choose an outpatient day treatment, like what we offer here at The Willow Place for Women, they may not have housing opportunities available to them nearby. Or, individuals may wish to choose a more structured environment than living from home or another housing option while they gain help through treatment. In either case, there is an option which helps to integrate both treatment practices with residential life known as sober housing.
Supportive Housing Vs. Sober Living House
Sober living environments, or halfway houses (as they’re commonly referred to), are a great tool to recovery from addiction and a number of other conditions. But, they differ from sober housing environments in a few different ways. Basically, sober living is homes which help to assimilate individuals back into work or school once their treatment program concludes. This helps to keep individuals motivated to remain sober while they attempt to utilize what they’ve learned throughout their time in treatment. Additionally, it offers support from peers who are also in the earliest days of their recovery. We offer a few different opportunities for individuals who wish to look for help after graduating from a treatment program in both St. Augustine, Florida and Asheville, North Carolina. But, sober living, as mentioned, is meant to meet the needs of individuals who are no longer enrolled in a treatment program.
On the other hand, supportive housing environments help to meet the needs of individuals currently enrolled in treatment. Here at The Willow Place for Women, we don’t offer the traditional rehabilitation in which individuals must stay overnight at one facility for the length of 30, 60, or even 90 days. We understand that people have families, jobs, or school obligations which must be tended to during their time seeking help through treatment. So, all of our treatment opportunities are on an outpatient basis, rather than residential. While women enrolled at Willow Place can live from home if they so choose, they can also take advantage of our supportive housing opportunities. Basically, supportive housing provides an integrative method to housing during treatment for women who do not want or cannot live from home.
The Benefits of Choosing Supportive Housing During Treatment
Sure, you could choose to stay at home and attend treatment requirements. But, it’s often found that living at home during treatment can be a trigger to relapse. This is because if a person has already established negative or self-harming behaviors, they have done so in the home environment. So, being home or around those who are still engaging in these negative behaviors can bring about negative feelings which may bring about relapse.
Choosing supportive housing during your time in treatment not only allows you to steer clear of relapse triggers while you gain the support and knowledge needed to establish a healthy lifestyle, but also provides you with clinical care. Here at The Willow Place for Women, our supportive housing environment includes collaboration with clinical specialists at our facility. This way, both our team and you can be sure that you’re getting the highest level of care available. And, you can be sure that your living environment mirrors your overall goal: to establish a healthy life of balance and recovery!
Feel that Supportive Housing may be a Good fit for You?
If you are looking for a life free from the hold of addiction, trauma, eating disorders, or overall imbalance, treatment and a sober housing environment may be what you need to initiate healing. To speak with an experienced representative about our sober housing opportunities, contact us today.