Moving into a sober living home for transitional housing is an important part of the rehabilitation process for many people, especially those who do not have a stable or sober-friendly place to live after their time in inpatient detox and rehab is complete. They are places, sometimes called halfway houses, that you can move into that have strict rules surrounding substance use and other parts of life, with drug testing, curfews, rules around having a job or attending a rehab program, in a sober living environment.
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Daybreak changed my life. The staff – from the nurses, therapists, managers, and most importantly – the on-site techs, were all extremely helpful in our recovery. Everything you need is available from detox all the way through residential treatment. (I did not participate in any further treatment options). If you or someone you love really wants the help, this is a great place to find it. This is definitely something that you take out what you put in, and if you participate in the groups, the therapy, and take advantage of the help that they willingly offer – you can make change here. Thanks to the Daybreak family, I am 101 days into a powerful new life.
I cannot say enough about this place! Daybreak saved my life! From the minute I walked in the door I was treated with respect, dignity, and a compassion I had never experienced in any of the many other treatment facilities I had been to. What made the difference for me was the staff. The people who worked there truly cared about me and my recovery. There honestly was never a moment that I felt alone and the fact that many of the staff are in recovery themselves meant they truly understood what I was going through at my most vulnerable. Knowing these people were so invested in saving me from myself, were always there if I needed to talk, and that they honestly cared about me and my recovery undoubtedly made all the difference for me. Daybreak also maintains a family atmosphere in such beautiful facilities and makes sure that your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met. I’ve never had such an amazing experience in treatment before. If you or a loved one is suffering please PLEASE let Daybreak give you the opportunity to get your life back.
Daybreak has been extremely beneficial in my recovery process. The staff, many of whom are in recovery themselves, have shown me repeatedly that they genuinely care about me and all the other clients here. This fact, combined with their knowledge on the recovery process, has benefited me more than any other treatment center in the past. My counselor, Holly, has been especially helpful to me. I would absolutely recommend Daybreak to a friend or anyone struggling with addiction.
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Benefits of Sober Living with DayBreak
When you leave an inpatient rehab program, the environment and social network you are surrounded in can have a huge influence on whether or not you remain in long term recovery. A sober home is an excellent way to ensure you are not immediately immersed in temptations and old habits from the past, and are instead in a place that will reinforce the new skills and ideas you have learned. Other benefits of sober living with DayBreak include:
- Developing healthy coping skills as you deal with real life situations in the world, then returning to a sober environment
- Living in a quiet, peaceful area to promote rest and recovery
- Consistency in structure and support with a combination of freedom and stability while living in a structured environment
- Not feeling alone, lost or isolated in your early recovery, with sober roommates and a connection to aftercare support groups, peer groups, therapy, rehab alumni gatherings, and sober outings
- Reinforcement of responsibility and accountability for your own actions
- Learning and practicing healthy life habits, from basic hygiene and house cleaning to exercise routines and budgeting
- Creating positive, sober friendships
- The ability to work and go to school, establishing normal routines with full support and care
Why Choose DayBreak for Sober Living in Philadelphia?
When you are receiving outpatient treatment (including the partial hospitalization program and the intensive outpatient program) after medically-assited treatment and inpatient rehab at DayBreak treatment center, there are affordable upscale sober living options available to you. You will be comfortable and safe as you attend treatment 3 to 6 days per week.
If you do not feel like you have a good support network at home, if you need additional psychiatric or medical support in your recovery, want to continue living in a structured environment after substance abuse treatment, or feel that returning to your same living situation may cause you to relapse after rehab, DayBreak treatment facility can refer you to a sober living home located in Philadelphia to live in as you continue treatment and begin to transition back to your everyday responsibilities in life, like school or work. A program that involves recovery homes also provides transitional housing for homeless adults. You can return to work, school, and other normal activities with help facing the stress of everyday life and time to hone the coping mechanisms, recovery tools, and self-reliance skills you have learned in rehab.
You will live with sober roommates and have a certain degree of independence, with firm boundaries and accountability surrounding your sobriety, preventing relapse. Each sober home is unique in its rules and strictness, but most allow their residents to come and go as they please, as long as you abide by the rules you’ve agreed to, doing things for yourself as though you were living at home like cleaning, cooking, and paying rent.
Some common rules found in sober living recovery houses include:
- 100% abstinence from drugs and alcohol, with random drug tests (some places ban mouthwash and vanilla abstract due to their alcohol content)
- A strict curfew
- Being respectful to your fellow residents
- Participating in all chores and house meetings
- No overnight guests
- Paying your own bills and rent on time
- Continued attendance at recovery meetings, therapy, groups, etc.
- Attendance at work or school, or participation in a full-time recovery program
Women’s Sober Living Philadelphia
At DayBreak treatment center, we offer gender-specific recovery houses for women and for men, as each group of people faces unique challenges when it comes to addiction rehabilitation, sober living, and life after rehab. In women’s only sober living housing, gender-based issues are addressed alongside treatment programs, including:
- Underlying trauma due to abuse
- Women with children may face custody and childcare issues
- Stereotyping and sexual harassment
- Gender-based stigmas
When you stay in a women’s only sober living home as a woman, you may feel freer to express your emotions and communicate on a deeper level, relating more to other women. There is an environment of female empowerment, with a focus on confidence building, and independent living, with or without a partner. Women’s needs are never silenced or ignored.
Men’s Sober Living Philadelphia
In men’s only recovery homes, the specific issues and stigmas men face are addressed head-on, without distraction, from a male perspective. Some issues that men may feel more comfortable addressing in a male-only environment include:
- Discussing emotional issues, mental health, sexuality, violence, and trauma
- Dealing with fractured relationships, stigma, and perceptions of weakness through peer support
- The compulsive behavior and violence that are part of early recovery for many men
- Gaining independent living skills like cooking, cleaning, and financial knowledge
- Finding new friends and learning to have fun without drugs or alcohol
Aftercare & Alumni Support
Once you have completed your time in inpatient detox and residential rehab and have moved into an outpatient program, you will require aftercare and alumni support to help you adjust to your new lifestyle, re-learn how to live, have fun, and deal with boredom and stress without substance abuse. This is not easy, which is why groups like alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, and SMART recovery groups exist, along with alumni groups.
At DayBreak, we keep you connected to the sober communities of your peers long-term as you graduate from our partial hospitalization programs, our intensive outpatient programs and move into a longer-term outpatient rehab program. You will always have the option to make an appointment with a doctor or therapist, and you can come to our outpatient center to join a group session or other continuing substance abuse treatment options whenever you want to. We are happy to have you and are always here to lend an ear if times feel tough.
To find out more about the continuum of treatments and levels of care offered at DayBreak, call our team today. We can help you decide what treatments and programs will work best for your unique situation, including sober housing options. You will never be alone with DayBreak.