A Recovery House is a group home for people recovering from alcoholism and addiction issues. Recovery Houses often serve as vital complements to continuing care programs – like Partial Hospitalization and Day Treatment Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), or Individual Addiction Counseling Services, etc. – and are, for many, essential to establishing a healthy, sustainable foundation in sobriety.
Sober Living programs are part of the “second step” in the treatment and recovery process. Individuals usually complete a traditional “28-day” program, which includes a period of detoxification followed by 3 or 4 weeks of close supervision, stabilization, and structured therapeutic supports. Or put simply: Rehab… which is the first major step.
Strong clinical and scientific evidence, however, continues to support the “Continuum of Care” theory, which proposes that people in the very early phases of recovery benefit (usually to a life-saving degree) from extended episodes of treatment lasting considerably longer than an initial rehab stay – sometimes 3 to 6 months longer.