The Path to a Sober Life

Posted on 14. Nov, 2013 by in Sober Living

Being addicted to drugs and alcohol can negatively impact every aspect of your life.  Overcoming addiction can provide a fresh start in life.  A sober living treatment center can help get you to where you ultimately want to be. It is a group effort and frequently incorporates a 12 Step Program.

Why a sober living center?

Research has found that many addicts that commit to a sober living environment greatly increase their chances of staying sober. One of the many benefits of a sober living facility is the built-in support system it provides. Feeling safe and secure during the recovery process can help lay the groundwork for a healthy, happy, sober life. Living with other people who have experienced the same struggles helps a recovering addict not to feel so alone in their journey. It also provides much needed structure and a daily routine. Anyone living in a facility must have accountability and abide by house guidelines

12 Step Program

Sober living treatment frequently incorporates the 12 Step Program, which is a method for treating addiction or other behavioral problems. It was established in the 1930’s as a means to help alcoholics, but its use has widely expanded. Many drug addicts who go through rehab and treatment use it as well. The 12 Step Program is a recovery process that is dictated by 12 guiding principles that have spiritual influences. The first step involves admitting one has an addiction problem.  Other steps include making a list of everyone who has been harmed as a result of the person’s addiction and making amends when possible. The 12th step is making a commitment to help others who have the addiction problems. Many people who have gone through the 12 Step Program participate in community service projects and work with other AA groups.

Recovering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs can be a long, hard journey. A sober living treatment center may improve the odds of recovery.

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