A quick look at Sober Living statistics to see who makes up the Sober Living Community, what their journeys entail, and the success they find along the way.


The National Institute of Health reported in a recent study of Sober Living Homes that most participants were men (77%), white (72.5%), and middle age (average age of 38). Over three fourths (75%+) had at least a high school education or GED.

12-Step Program

The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs shows that while attending 12-Step meetings may not be absolutely mandatory, more than 75% of individuals residing in a Sober Living Home studied were found to willingly attend 12-Step meetings weekly or even more often, allowing for the development of a strong community.


A recent study by The National Institutes of Health showed nearly 90% of the residents surveyed used their own financial resources (e.g., employment earnings, savings, family resources, or Social Security Income) to meet Sober Living housing costs. The additional 10% of residents studied received financial support from a state-run agency.

Average Length of Stay

While 90 days of Sober Living is typically recommended, The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs reported that the average stay was between 166 and 254 days, meaning participants found comfort and meaningful support while in their Sober Living Home.

No matter what the statistics say or mean to you personally, Sober Living is a safe and viable options for those early in recovery.  Addiction recovery rates are often low for those that do not engage in some form of a continuum of care.   Statistics show that the longer one stays in some form of treatment and support, the better the chances for recovery are.   Early recovery can be difficult when attempting it on your own.  When you make a commitment to yourself and to your recovery, amazing results can be achieved.  No matter where you are in your own process, there is always support available if you accept it.  Sober Living can be the differentiating factor when considering lasting recovery.  If you are wanting more information on Sober Living, please feel free to reach out Lighthouse Recovery.  We are available to answer any of your questions and guide you with our years of experience.   We do our best to help every caller, even though they may not be a fit for one of our programs.  We offer a comprehensive continuum of care that includes: Sober Living, Intensive Outpatient, Case Management, Interventions, Transports, and Individual and Family Therapy.  We are located in the heart of Dallas, near the Galleria Mall and our stand alone office offers a discrete and safe environment to receive services.

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