Living in the clutches of addiction means living with the nagging feeling that you will never have enough. That you will never be enough. Women’s Sober Living is the chance you need to discover yourself with two feet firmly planted in a safe and stable living environment.
During your stay in a Stairway to Freedom recovery house, you will have a chance to develop new skills that will help you build a strong foundation for a successful and ongoing recovery. Here are three things you can look forward to on your journey to recovery:
1. Making new friends and strengthening existing healthy relationships. Maintaining a healthy, loving relationship with someone else feels impossible if you are unable to first maintain a healthy relationship with yourself. As you work through your 12 step program and begin to repair the relationships harmed by addiction, you will also develop the skills you need to navigate future relationships with a sense of self-worth and empathy. Our recovery homes provide peer-based support and accountability – one of the most valuable therapeutic tools available to the recovering addict.
2. Appreciating a healthier and happier body. Substance abuse leaves you looking and feeling less than your best. Maybe you have gotten used to operating at half capacity, to feeling constantly tired, to fighting off illnesses. Once you have the support you need to begin living a sober lifestyle, you will be able to spend time doing things that make you look and feel better. Your body will need time to heal, but as it does you can look forward to increased energy and a healthier body.
3. Acquiring new interests and talents. This is the part where you rewrite your story. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the idea of filling your time without substances, but without the fog of addiction you become acutely aware of the time you have to do the things that matter. Dreams and goals begin to emerge or resurface. What do you want to be able to do? What do you want to learn? What can you offer the world? Addiction imprisons some of the most beautiful parts of you. When you give yourself the opportunity to live in a structured and safe environment, you give yourself the chance to heal and grow in ways that may surprise you.
Women’s Sober Living Homes – Chicago, IL
Please contact us if you are ready to get back the life you deserve and take the first step.