At Divinity Recovery, Inc., we offer transitional living for those on their path to recovery from a substance abuse disorder. You will often hear the terms “sober living,” “halfway house,” and “transitional living” used interchangeably. However, there are some key differences. A major difference in transitional living is that it is the most supervised of the three recovery aftercare programs. This is typically offered as a men-only or women-only housing setup.
What is Transitional Living?
Transitional living is a form of recovery aftercare program for those who are not quite ready to return to normal everyday life. They are fully furnished apartments typically within walking distance to sobriety meetings, with a bit more structure than a sober living home. Oftentimes, the first year in recovery will present the biggest challenges when it comes to maintaining sobriety. That is why a transitional living situation is often best. Residents who make it past the first year without using substances cut their chances of relapse in half, with the chances of relapsing continuing to decrease with each year passing of sobriety.
The Benefits of Transitional Living
Transitional living offers a substance free environment to residents, but there are many more benefits. Another benefit is an easier transition to life after inpatient rehab. Transitional living closes the gap between rehab and day-to-day life. It is not unusual for a client fresh out of rehab to suffer a slip-up in their sobriety when they are learning to navigate the challenges of their new life. However, transitional living takes those opportunities away, making it easier to stay sober. Another benefit is having a sober social network and round-the-clock support. Transitional living has a positive social aspect, and they provide residents with access to group meetings and other recovery resources. This is especially beneficial if a resident doesn’t have the best sober support system at home. Lastly, there are clearly defined rules in transitional living, acting as another benefit to them. In order to continue living in transitional living, a resident must remain completely sober. They are also expected to cook, pay rent, and keep their living space clean. This instills a sense of responsibility and purpose into residents.
Divinity Recovery has licensed staff and fully state of the art facilities for transitional living. We have decades of experience between our therapists and on-staff providers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of care for every resident.
If you are transitioning out of an inpatient addiction treatment center, and need some extra support, please give us a call today. Your information will stay 100% confidential, as your privacy is a priority. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.