Halfway Houses for Alcoholism
A halfway house is a term given to a state mandated or state funded after care recovery community. The first halfway house was established in New York, called the “Hope Hall No. 1.” The founder of “Volunteers of America” established the first “Hope Hall”, and continued to spread the houses nationwide. The houses were created to reestablish convicts into society by introducing them to jobs and nurse them back into health. This amazing program and society stuck to their word of helping convicts. From their generous help the term half way house was created. Now, a halfway house means just that: helping people reintegrate back into society.
Houses specific to Alcohol
The question we get a lot is: Are halfway houses specific to a substance? The short answer is no. Whether you are and alcoholic or an addict, halfway houses can benefit your recovery. Specifying your substance of choice is important, yes, but most halfway houses operate independent of the substance. However, finding a halfway house for addicts can be the best approach in finding the best overall program.
Our program is not specific. We take both alcoholics and drug addicts and help them integrate into society regardless of their substance of choice.
What about Sober Living?
Sober Living is a structured, highly accountable transitional living facility. Sober living became popular in recent years because of the declining recovery rates. People began to see the need for privatized and highly structured after care communities. Sober living is available to all and is usually not associated with any form of state mandated care. Meaning, most individuals attending sober living because they have a desire to stop using, willingness to follow guidance, and openness to continue taking direction. Because of it’s privatized nature, sober living is usually nicer. You can see how nice our properties are here!
Differences between Halfway Houses and Sober Living?
As mentioned previously, there are a couple of key differences between the two terms. Halfway houses include mostly parolee’s, or people involved in state mandated care. Sober living homes usually include privately funded individuals. Sober living has higher structure and accountability. In differentiating these two terms, it should become apparent as to why sober living is an obvious choice.
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