For most women, once the journey of drug rehab is complete, there are still a number of challenges that lay ahead. The transition back into “normal life” is one that can be filled with potential issues, including temptation, relapse and problems with self-control.
Sober living provides a unique way for women who have completed drug rehab or drug detox to live in a completely drug-free environment while regain their footing and preparing to set out on their newly minted drug-free life.
Orchid Recovery Center understands the importance of this transitional period, and provides a sober living option that is completely conducive to health, well-being and personal growth of the woman who has just been through recovery.
From the beautifully landscaped grounds at this Palm Springs, Florida residence to the safe, inviting atmosphere within – everything about sober living at The Orchid is designed to strengthen the mind, body and spirit until the individual is ready to move forward.
The Truth about Sober Living Homes
When it comes to sober living, it is important to get the facts about what really goes on at the facility. Many people believe that sober living is an extension of residential drug rehab, with staff watching your every move and doctors on-call to help when needed. In reality, sober living homes are homes, apartment or condominiums that you wouldn’t think twice about if you saw them from the street. They are comfortable living quarters that serve an important purpose for those who have complete drug rehab – to help gain the confidence individuals need to succeed in the outside world.
Sober Living Homes Rules
Experts at The Orchid Recovery Center know that in order for a sober living home to be truly effective, it must abide by a strict set of rules and regulations. These rules are not created to exercise control over the individual, but rather to protect her from the factors that often lead to relapse.
For example, if you leave the sober living home for any period of time, you must re-enter the facility without any illicit substances or alcohol. In addition, it is important that you are sober when you come back. The same holds true for any guests you bring into the sober living environment – they must never bring any illicit substances into the facility and must come and go according to the acceptable hours set forth by the house administrators.
Finally, there is an emphasis on shared responsibility within the sober living home. Individuals who have recently completed drug rehab often have to relearn many elements of self-responsibility that they have lost while suffering through a drug addiction. The household tasks, simple though they may be, help the individual rebuild a sense of pride and commitment that will serve them well when they return to work or family responsibilities.
The Orchid Sober Living Home Philosophy
The Orchid believes strongly in sober living after drug rehab. Just like our rehab center, our sober living facility is woman-centered and holistically focused, with a number of services available that promote relaxation, healing and peace – all in the breathtaking city of Palm Springs, Florida. For more information about sober living, contact us at Orchid Recovery Center today via phone or email.