what is a halfway house

What Is a Halfway House For?

The steps of recovery don’t come to a screeching halt after completing a substance abuse treatment program. Although completing a program should be celebrated, you still need to adjust to life without treatment in an environment that will never be controlled the way a facility is. You’ve worked hard, no matter the circumstances, to make…

group of friends with sparklers preventing relapse

Preventing Relapse This New Year’s Eve

For people in recovery from addiction, fighting against urges can feel like a full-time job. When a holiday like New Year’s Eve, one of alcohol’s favorite celebrations, comes along, the job gets even harder. The reality is that New Year’s Eve comes every year regardless of whether or not you’re sober. It’s up to you…

sober christmas

Enjoying a Sober Christmas

For many people struggling with addiction or substance abuse disorder, the holidays are a difficult time. Alcohol has become almost synonymous with Christmas for some, and sobriety during holiday events can feel like a chore. However, living a sober lifestyle does not mean that you can’t enjoy the season and have a happy and fulfilling…

drinking on thanksgiving

Risks of Drinking on Thanksgiving

For people worldwide, holidays are an important time to celebrate and spend quality time with the people they love. On Thanksgiving, in particular, large families may gather for the first time all year, and it can be a bright and cheery event with lots of great food. Unfortunately, it’s also common that holidays like Thanksgiving…

holding yourself accountable

Holding Yourself Accountable After Rehab

The transition from a stay in a rehab facility back to your day-to-day life can be difficult. This is, in part, because you’re held accountable by rehabilitation staff while working with a facility, and you need your mental tools to keep yourself accountable once you lose that outside influence. For many, learning how to self-regulate…

sober halloween

Tips to Enjoy a Sober Halloween

How do you think tenants of sober living homes celebrate the holiday season? With sober activities, of course. And the holiday season begins with a sober Halloween celebration. Halloween often marks the start of the holidays because it’s the first of several that happen over the next few months. And even though parties and family…

halfway house

What Is A Halfway House?

A halfway house, also known as a sober living home, is a type of group home that helps people with addictions work through the process of reintegrating back into society. An effective halfway house serves as a transitional point between drug and alcohol treatment and healthy, productive life. Halfway houses are often private, for-profit entities.…