What is a Halfway House?

image of a bedroom at a halfway housePeople who are unfamiliar with treatment and the recovery process may not know what to expect when they go to a halfway house. They may confuse it with a treatment center or make assumptions about what they are or the type of help they offer.

Halfway houses are different from drug treatment centers. A drug rehab will provide services like a medical detox, dual diagnosis treatment and group and individual therapy. It offers 24/7 supervision and care to clients and will provide meals for clients. Generally, if it is a residential treatment facility, clients will not leave the property aside for an occasional outside 12 Step meeting.

It is usually recommended that people attend detox or inpatient treatment prior to going to a halfway house. This helps them to become physical stable enough to focus on their recovery. Halfway houses offer a lower level of care that is ideal for someone who is transitioning back into their life and adjusting to sobriety. While there is a curfew and, at some sober living homes, an initial buddy system, for the most part clients are able to go to work, meetings, school and participate in different social activities. There are guidelines in place at halfway houses that help residents focus on their sobriety and remain accountable. These include mandatory meeting attendance and regular drug tests. Halfway houses are more affordable than treatment centers and provide a practical long term support option for addicts and alcoholics in early recovery. While drug treatment can cost thousands or even 10’s of thousands of dollars each month. Halfway houses, however, can be anywhere from $500 to $2,000 a month. They range from standard apartments or houses to luxury units. Florida especially is home to a number of halfway houses that are walking distance to the beach, downtown areas and 12 Step meetings.

If you are looking for a halfway house in Florida, There is a Solution can help. We are a referral service and resource guide for men and women who need help for drug and alcohol addictions. We work with a large network of detoxes, residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs and halfway houses. We are able to help you through the multiple phases of the recovery process.  Regardless of the level of care you need or what your financial situation is, we can help. Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.

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