The decision for an addict or alcoholic to pursue a sober lifestyle is one of the best choices he’ll make in his life. A man choosing to get sober lifts communities out of poverty by putting families back together again. Men’s sober living can only become a reality with acceptance, professional counseling and rehabilitation, but these tools are not enough. All too often, vulnerable addicts and alcoholics return to normal life too quickly only to find themselves overwhelmed and unequipped to face the challenges that come along with returning to work, marriage and fatherhood. What can help men better prepare to return to a lasting sober lifestyle?
Halfway houses are essential when it comes to men’s sober living. Transitioning from a rehabilitation center to a halfway house combines the accountability, support and discipline of a rehabilitation center with the freedom and daily choices that come hand in hand with living a normal life. A classic struggle that recently treated addicts and alcoholics face is what to do after the high of getting sober wears off. This “honeymoon” phase of sobriety can only carry an addicted person so far, but eventually they will need the proper tools and structure to stay sober. Halfway houses recognize this problem and address it by giving vulnerable men a place to slowly transition back into sober life and all the challenges that come along with it.
Stairway to Freedom is an incredible community of Recovery Homes in Chicago that give a structured and safe environment to help addicts and alcoholics rebuild their lives. Their focus is to promote lifelong health and sobriety to their residents by setting up strict rules and safeguards. For more info on Stairway To Freedom, contact them today!