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Benefits Of Our Richardson Sober Living
Employment. Richardson is home to many job opportunities, especially at big companies. Richardson has over 10 large corporate employers. Each of which has at least 1500 employees. The biggest employer is State Farm, with over 8000 employees in Richardson alone!
Education. Despite being called the University of Texas at Dallas, UTD is actually in the middle of Richardson. UTD is a phenomenal university with a great reputation both in the community and nationally. In fact, UTD was ranked #1 in universities under 50 years old! If getting into a four-year university is difficult initially, have no fear, since there are several community college options in Richardson. Richland College is a great place to start your journey to further your education.
Public transportation. Richardson has many rail stations and almost 12,000 bus stops. That’s right, 12,000! With the ability to get anywhere in the city on public transit, it makes living in Richardson a no-brainer.
Things to do. Being sober means no more drugs and alcohol– we have to start enjoying the other great things life has to offer. Namely, the delicious food. Richardson has many delicious restaurants and is well-known for its diverse Asian community– which means a lot of great Asian places! From awesome parks like Cottonwood Park (right next to our office), to CityLine adventures, Richardson is full of fun. benefiting from being mostly suburban Richardson has fewer lines and crowds!
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Richardson Sober Living FAQ's
Absolutely! We do not believe in total restriction from reality. That never ends well. We have success because we merge reality with recovery principals simultaneously.
Yes! However, we usually wait a few weeks to see if they are able to secure employment themselves. It usually works out better if they do.
It’s easy for someone unfamiliar with the world of addiction and recovery to get confused when they hear the term “sober living.” Isn’t sober living just another form of addiction rehab? Well, yes and no. Sober living is different from inpatient rehab in that residents are living in the “real world.” They are still in an environment where they are surrounded by others in recovery and supported by a house manager. They benefit from accountability like regular drug testing, mandatory meeting requirements, and curfews. But they are free to venture out during the day to attend work or school. Sober living, among the core services we offer, is a key step in teaching those in recovery to function without the need for drugs and alcohol.
When we see someone experiencing drug addiction, we typically think they need to attend rehab to get better. It’s a thought that’s almost become part of our culture, especially today, with high rates of addiction around the country. But what does going to rehab really mean? Drug rehab services typically consist of a treatment center, often with clinically trained staff, where patients check in for an extended period of time ranging all the way from one month up to a year. Patients who check in are able to detox in a safe environment while learning the skills they need to stay sober from trained professionals. Typical services might include individual and group therapy, getting integrated with the local recovery community, and workshops on the tools needed to navigate relationships in sobriety.
When someone finds themselves unable to stop drinking once they start, or getting out of control when they drink and suffering consequences, they may think they just need to cut down. But what happens when they find that they can’t? That’s when it becomes a good idea to take advantage of alcohol rehab services. Alcoholism is a disease, and there is no cure—there’s no way to start drinking like a normal person again. But there are many evidence-based treatment options, and the most effective ones start with an inpatient rehab center. Inpatient alcohol rehab gives those with alcoholism the tools they need to stay sober and keep their disease at bay—one day at a time.