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Sober Living Information

Are you ready to make that change to begin again and give yourself a second chance?
Sobriety has got to be a lasting thing, and drug rehabilitation can’t be limited to drug treatment centers or halfway houses. On the contrary, successful rehab is that which provides for the long-term health of rehab patients…and so it is that sober living facilities are vital way stations on the road to recovery, especially since they help to ease the transition into the real world.

Alcohol and drug free houses, also known as sober living, play an important role in supporting the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Sober living helps individuals in recovery to maintain an alcohol and drug free lifestyle by establishing a living environment that supports sobriety and recovery. When living in a sober environment, recovering addicts and alcoholics are surrounded by others who share a common experience and who all support one another in their sobriety.

While in sober living, residents are free to organize and participate in self-help meetings and other group meetings that help them maintain their sobriety. While the house and its residents do not provide any treatment, recovery, or detoxification services, members of the house are able to provide support for one another through daily conversations and house organized meetings to promote sobriety and recovery.

Individuals in drug and alcohol free houses often become residents after being in a licensed non-medical residential alcohol or drug recovery or treatment facility. Sober living usually serves to help those individuals transition from a residential treatment facility back into their daily lives. For some individuals, returning home to their old environments where they used drugs would be stressful and triggering, so sober living serves as a way to help those individuals to transition back into daily life while helping them to maintain their recovery.

Alcohol and drug free houses are not required to be licensed by the state because they are not treatment facilities.  Sober living communities do not provide structured treatment, but instead provide a support system for individuals who are striving to maintain their sobriety after a residential treatment program.

While sober living communities differ from place to place, there are three similarities that all sober living communities share. Firstly, they make sure that a person who is in recovery lives in a place that is free from alcohol and drug use. Secondly, the residents themselves reinforce their recovery through giving and receiving support from other individuals in recovery. Thirdly, the residents of drug and alcohol free housing are free to voluntarily pursue activities to support their recovery, either alone or with others.

Sober living communities provide recovering addicts with an environment where they can support one another in maintaining their sobriety and where they can help one another work towards lifelong recovery.


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In the event that you feel your grievance that was filed with Fine Sober Living was not handled properly, Farr is the next step in getting the grievance rectified. In filing this grievance, I understand that it may be necessary for FARR to disclose information pursuant to this grievance to the subject Provider as well as to external agencies including, but not limited to the Department of Children & Families - Substance Abuse Licensure Division, Florida Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Local Law Enforcement Agencies and Local Code Enforcement Agencies. For this reason, FARR can make no warranty that it will protect the source of this information. However, an attempt is made to withhold disclosure of the source to the extent that is reasonably possible. I authorize unrestricted use of the information filed in this grievance by the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) to act as it deems prudent and necessary in accordance with the published FARR Compliance Audit Protocol. Please do not include any personal identifying information or protected health information about any individual.

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