- Closer to your case manager for post-program followup
Most residents of the Lighthouse Recovery sober living program choose to continue with their case manager for 6 months to a year post program completion. This helps aid their recovery and reentry back home, and adds accountability. If you choose a sober living house far from Dallas, it will be trickier to meet up with your case manager; however, you could always catch up on telehealth visits.
- Able to live “in the real world”
A huge benefit to sober living in your city is that you can frequent your normal places, and ideally remove some of the stigma and triggers associated with them. Instead of a grocery store being associated with frequent binges for alcohol, you now visit it for groceries, and dethrone the power of the alcohol section. Certainly by living close to where you used to participate in your substance abuse addiction, you will experience painful memories and maybe even tempting triggers. But you can take those home to your sober living house, and share with your community. They can give you tips and solutions to overcoming those temptations and staying true to your recovery journey.
- A built-in nearby sober community
Most residents stay in our sober living houses for 5-8 months. That’s a long time of close community, and you’ll forge bonds unlike any others. Not only do you have the intimacy of living together, but you’re also being open and vulnerable in group therapy sessions and recreational activities together so deep bonds develop. By selecting a nearby sober living home, your fellow housemates are always a phone call or visit away; even when, and especially when, you graduate from the program.
Cons to sober living facilities near you
- Triggering places or people
Depending on where you are in your addiction journey, being too close to people and places where you used to engage in your addiction can derail your progress. Talk with our Lighthouse Recovery team about where you’re at in your journey, and if one of our sober living houses in Dallas is right for you. All the homes are in safe, family-friendly neighborhoods and staffed with the lowest resident-to-staff ratios we’ve seen. We keep a close eye on our residents, ensuring no one falls through the cracks, and we are there to catch a potential relapse before it occurs.
- Questions about why you’re not living at home
Living in town but in a different house might raise questions and eyebrows about why you’re not staying at home that you’re not yet ready to answer. Some residents decide to tell their children or close knit community ahead of time to control the narrative. Whether you share the information with others or not is entirely up to you, it’s a personal decision to enter into a sober living home and a personal decision to share.
- Easier access to your drug of choice
Having your sober house nearby your usual home means easier access to your drug of choice. You already know where, who, and how to get it. While this is a very real temptation to consider, it’s important to keep in mind that regardless of where you decide to live to get sober, you’re usually coming home to the same house. That same dealer is still in that same area. It might be beneficial to break that relationship and fight those temptations while actively in a 24/7 sober community.
There can be benefits and challenges wherever you choose to tackle your substance abuse problem. What’s important is that the moment you want help, you seek it. Feed that momentum and call a sober living home in Dallas today to get started on your journey to recovery. Lighthouse Recovery in Dallas has a nationally recognized sober living program with a 78% success rate. We offer a structured, tailored, and progress-based approach to sobriety to help you break the chains of addiction and achieve long-term success. Give us a call today to assess if Lighthouse Recovery is right for you.