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Choosing A Sober Living Environment

Starting a sober lifestyle is always a challenge. This is especially true if you have been a heavy drinker or using drugs for an extended period of time. Something as simple as carrying on a conversation can wind up being a challenge. This is just one of the reasons living sober can be so difficult. The temptations to start using or drinking again seem like the right choice because they are so easy and familiar. It is ultimately your choice and you can make the best choice that will lead to a positive, enriching life full of happiness.

Making New Friends

One of the toughest challenges will be making new friends that fully know and understand what it means to live a sober lifestyle. Most people figure that they will be battling their addictions alone, but this is far from the truth.

Joining any type of sober living community will teach you more than how to live a happy, sober life. It will also teach you that you are never alone. No matter how bad things have gotten or may get, there will always be someone there to talk to and help you get through it.

Most sober living environments consist of people at various stages of sobriety. There are always people who have been exactly where you are and they are more than willing to offer a helping hand when you need it the most. You don’t have to have friends that are using to enjoy life.

Choosing A Sober Living Community

The choice to live sober is often the most difficult choice of all. Choosing the right community can often be a challenge as well. In order to make the transition as easy as possible, here are a few things to consider.

  • Location: You may want to choose a location that is far away from your current home. It can be an advantage to provide some distance between you and the people who are always enabling your habits.
  • Help: Ask yourself what kind of help the sober living community will provide you. Do they have a full-time staff that consists of doctors, psychologists and nurses? Are there volunteers who are willing to help you in the middle of the night? Knowing the answers to these questions will make it easier to choose the right community.
  • Amenities: Are there any amenities available? Do you have access to the things you need in order to live a sober life?
  • Rules of the Road: Every sober living community will have rules that you must adhere to. Find out what the house rules are before you make a commitment.


Choosing sobriety is always the best answer. Don’t let the challenges you will ultimately face in the coming days prevent you from making the right choices.

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HOMES OF PROMISE believes in an individualized approach in helping plot our guests’ road to recovery. We help define the key interests, hobbies and goals our guests have and develop a schedule that adheres to these positive tasks while holding them accountable to their own growth. We also help to promote interest and acclimation to the abundant 12 Step meetings and community. We encourage our guests to see that sobriety can be fun by attending house and sober events. Homes Of Promise is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation.