What is Sober Living?
When you stay at a sober living home in Orange County, you’ll be in an environment that is both structured and supportive. You’ll be expected to follow guidelines, and you’ll be held accountable for your actions.
During your stay, you may have a private or semi-private room in a house or townhouse that has all of the features you would expect in a normal home. This includes a washer and dryer, Internet access, hardwood floors, flat-screen televisions, and even a gourmet kitchen.
While staying in a sober living home, you will not be allowed to use or bring any mind- or mood-altering substances into the house. This includes over-the-counter items such as mouthwash, which may include alcohol.
Regular urine testing is required to ensure that no one in the home has relapsed. Additionally, you’ll be required to continue your addiction counseling sessions. Failure to uphold your responsibilities or follow the rules may result in dismissal.
A sober living home allows individuals who may have recently completed a very structured and restrictive inpatient rehabilitation program to transition. Sober living facilities provide structure but also allows the individual the regular freedoms and responsibilities of daily life.
Why is Sober Living Necessary?
When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, it becomes a driving force in your life. It often affects your ability to function and deal with daily stressors. Eventually, it may even eliminate your desire or ability to socialize with others, including friends, family, and coworkers.
In rehab, you’ll learn new ways to handle emotions and situations without alcohol or drugs. However, this can be challenging for many people, and the risk of relapse is often at its worst early in the rehab process.
Sober living houses provide a safe, comfortable, and highly structured place for individuals to begin their transition to drug-free living with the guidance of counselors and the support of others who are also recovering from addiction.
Why Orange County Sober Living?
Both our treatment facilities and the neighboring sober living communities are located in Orange County, and for a good reason.
Living in Orange County, California, can be helpful to your long-term recovery and health due to the wealth of outdoor activities (hiking/biking trails, ocean, and mountains), over 1200 weekly self-help groups, numerous college and vocational schools, theme parks, museums, and theaters as well as plenty of volunteer and job opportunities and the great year-round weather.
This wealth of activity may spark new interests that you can explore during your stay in your sober living home. Orange County activities, attractions, and lifestyles may even inspire you to live a healthier and more active life.
Orange County is also a highly-populated metropolitan area with easy access to freeways and public transportation, which creates plenty of employment opportunities as well. Many may be within walking distance of a sober living home as well. Multiple community colleges, universities, and trade schools are also easily accessible.
Starting Your Recovery
Addiction recovery is a multi-layered process that includes highly-trained and professional doctors, therapists, and general staff. At True, we provide individualized care and customized treatment programs, and we’ll connect you to the sober living communities in Orange County that can help you along your path to recovery.