If you have tried inpatient treatment alone before and found that you returned home and started using again, it is strongly recommended that you make a commitment to stay at a sober living facility. Returning home before you are truly ready can often lead to relapse. This sets the addict or alcoholic up to develop the mentality that they are a “chronic relapsers” or a “hopeless case.” They begin to lose faith in their ability to stay sober and doubt that anything could work for them. This toxic belief could not be further from the truth. Very few men who stay at an inpatient drug and alcohol facility, and then return directly home rather than staying at a sober living facility for a period of at least three month, are able to stay sober.
The following explains how to find a men’s sober living facility in Florida:
- Get a Recommendation from your Treatment Facility
If you are currently in an inpatient drug and alcohol facility, your therapist should be able to provide you with a variety of places that he or she could recommend.
- Research on the Internet
Some, but not all, sober living facilities for men have website. Their website should explain the general house guidelines, cost and provide pictures of the halfway house.
- Speak to other Men at 12 Step Meetings
If you are going to AA or NA meetings, listen to the men in the meetings. If you like what they have to say or see that they are working a good program, ask them if they went to a sober living facility and, if so, which one. Similarly, if you hear men taking about a place with very little structure or where it seems that people are constantly relapsing, avoid it.
- Contact There is a Solution
There is a Solution is a free referral service that works with numerous men’s sober living facilities in Florida. Our relationships with different men’s sober living facilities work to your advantage. We can bring you to visit the different halfway houses so you know exactly what to expect. We want to make sure that you have a voice in determining the direction of your treatment and that you are able to find a place where you feel comfortable.
Call There is a Solution today to learn more about men’s sober living facilities in Florida. You can reach us 24/7 at 1-800-832-5250.