Do you feel your sober living home isn’t as supportive as possible? If so, you’re not alone.
Many people who struggle with addiction find themselves in a situation where their sober living environment isn’t meeting their needs. This can be a difficult and frustrating situation after someone has gone through detox or rehab, but there are steps you can take to improve it.
So if you feel like your current sober living isn’t right for you, read on to learn what to do next.
We’ll discuss the next steps when your sober living home isn’t meeting your needs. We’ll also provide some tips on creating an environment that will help keep you on track with your recovery goals.
First and foremost, it’s essential to understand why the current sober living environment is not working for you. Evaluate what’s happening and why it’s not working for you. Is there something about the rules or expectations that don’t fit your lifestyle? Are other people in the sober house who aren’t supporting your recovery goals? Are you a woman or identity with a gender that feels disrespected or harassed? Once you have identified the problem, it will be easier to come up with solutions and find a new place that better meets your needs.
Once you have identified why the current sober living is not working for you, it’s time to start looking for a new sober living to suit your lifestyle better. When looking for a new home, specific criteria should be taken into consideration, such as location (close to work or school), affordability (you don’t want a costly option), and atmosphere (you want an environment where people are supportive of each other). Make sure to research potential places thoroughly before deciding – this includes reading reviews and speaking with people who have lived there before.
Setting expectations from day one is essential when moving into a new sober living environment. Ensure everyone in the house recovering from alcohol or drugs is aware of the rules and regulations so everyone is on the same page and following them accordingly. It’s also essential to create an atmosphere of understanding. Hence, everyone feels comfortable sharing their experiences and feelings without judgment or criticism from others – this helps create an environment of acceptance that can benefit everyone in recovery.
Finally, don’t forget about yourself during this process! It can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the decisions that need to be made when transitioning into a new sober living environment – but make sure not to forget about yourself during this process. Take some time for self-care activities such as journaling or exercise during this transition period – these activities can help provide balance and perspective during times of change.
Finding a new sober living environment when yours has let you down can seem like an overwhelming challenge – but with careful planning and research, it can be done successfully! We hope these tips have helped provide some guidance on what steps should be taken next when dealing with subpar sober living environments – good luck!
By Jace A.