With many innovative programs designed to meet the needs of those suffering from substance abuse, sober living is about “living” not just surviving. Many facilities provide sober living homes for their patients, but at the Mountain Village Inpatient Recovery Center we provide much more.
In the company of other recovering individuals and a staff of distinguished professionals, our patients receive individualized, comprehensive care based on the latest developments in medicine and psychoanalysis. Remember, addiction recovery isn’t easy. Getting sober is hard to do, and even with all the help in the world, drug rehab patients face an uphill battle in the fight against addiction relapse. Sober living, in the end, can only succeed if its residents want it to. The truth, the only truth, is that no drug rehab program can be effective if its patients won’t let it, and that no drug rehab center can take you where you don’t want to go. To get better, in other words, you’ve got to resolve to make sober living work for you: no exceptions, no excuses.
Before you can get healed, you’ve got to understand how the process works. The importance of sober living facilities in any addiction recovery plan lies in the nature of drug addiction itself. Drug dependency, (whether it’s alcoholism or drug addiction or prescription drug abuse) is a disease, and like all diseases it grows out of concrete clinical roots. An addict’s comprehension of those roots is vital to the ultimate success of any drug rehabilitation program. What that means, in plain terms, is that addicts don’t succumb to drug abuse because they want to, or because it strikes them as a good idea. On the contrary, addicts use drugs because they’re sick, and drug addiction, like any disease, can’t be overcome without expert clinical treatment. The point is, drug addicts can’t just choose to get sober, they need help, and support, and the sort of physical and spiritual edification that only drug rehab and sober living can provide.
The single most common rule is a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. This includes normal everyday medicine cabinet items as mouthwash, cold medicines, and after-shave or food items such as vanilla. Most sober living homes do random or surprise drug and alcohol testing. The use of 52 proof mouthwash (Listerine and Scope, to name a few), 70 proof vanilla, and opiate or alcohol-based cold medicines will cause a false positive test. Not to mention intoxication if consumed in quantities. Other zero tolerance rules include violence, threats of violence, fighting, harassment, theft, sex on the premises and unexcused absence or violation of curfews.
If you are in need of a sober living facility to get you started on the road to recovery, we at Mountain Village Inpatient Recovery Center can provide such a place along with a personalized treatment plan to help you in your journey to a sober, relapse-free life.