It has been said time and time again that the United States is experiencing a drug addiction epidemic and in particular an opioid epidemic. For years the state of Florida has been the epicenter of this opioid epidemic and opioid overdose epidemic as well, due to the massive number of pain clinics that were in operation in the mid-2000s.
Since then, Florida has passed strict laws on pain clinics and has operationalized its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Hopefully, these changes make it more difficult for individuals to develop an opioid addiction, but what about those that are already suffering from opioid addiction? How do help them obtain sobriety and long-term recovery? Broward County, FL Sober Living Homes offer men and men a chance to get their lives fully back on track.
Treatment for Drug Addiction With Sober Living
Drug addiction is a chronic, progressive, lifelong disease that requires regular treatment. Many people with addiction issues stay sick in their disease for far too long and/or have continuous trouble with relapse because of the environment they are in. An individual may be ready to get treatment, so they enter inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, or maybe even a daycare program. Once they have completed this program, they don’t feel safe going back to where they were staying before treatment. What do they do?
According to the National Institute of Health:
Studies show that housing status is associated with alcohol and drug use during and after treatment (e.g., Braucht, et al., 1995; Hitchcock, et al., 1995; McLellan et al., 1998; Schinka, et al., 1998). These studies show that individuals completing treatment who return to substance-using environments are more prone to relapse than clients living in environments supportive of sobriety. Low-income groups, particularly those who have a history of homelessness, are often at the highest risk of relapse because they have few housing options that support recovery from addiction (Polcin, 1999). Several recent papers (e.g., Polcin, 2009; Polcin & Henderson, 2008) have suggested that sober living houses (SLHs) could play a more prominent role to address the housing needs of individuals attempting to establish and maintain abstinence. (NIH)
Broward County, FL sober living homes are a great option for someone who has completed a treatment program and is looking for a drug-free, structured, stable, and supportive environment to continue with their recovery. The structure and support needed in early recovery will be firmly in place to offer a drug and alcohol-free way of life.
More About Broward County, FL Sober Homes
Broward County in South Florida has a vast array of sober living homes to choose from. Reintegrating back into normal life after living a life full of chaos with addiction can be very difficult. Addiction is a chronic relapsing brain disease. The more support, therapy, counseling, and continued treatment an individual gets early on in recovery, the better chance they have of maintaining long-term sobriety.
To find Broward County, FL sober living homes ask for a referral from a Broward County, FL treatment program, or a medical provider in Broward County, Fl. You can also do an online search for Broward County, FL sober living homes.
Florida Transitional Living for Addiction And Alcoholism
If you or someone you love is looking for a premier, Broward County FL sober living home, we would love to have you here at New You Sober Living. The first and most important aspect of our mission is that New You Sober Living treats everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve. We will help get you on the path to leading a successful long-term recovery, and our facility is beachfront so you can relax and find your inner self. Our team of specialists is available around the clock to assist you, so give us a call today at 954-751-4367 to get started.