About Sober Living

Sober living is just like it sounds, a place to stay where you’ll have a supportive community and can start your new life free from alcohol and/or other drugs. Residents in sober-living homes commit to abstaining from substance use while participating in outpatient programming or after completing inpatient drug rehab.

A sober living home (also called a “three-quarter house”) operates as a bridge between an inpatient facility and the “real world.” Once leaving an inpatient facility and returning home, you may be struggling with adjusting back to daily life. A sober living house helps in making that adjustment.

Recovery residences provide a spectrum of living environments that are free from alcohol and illicit drug use with a focus on peer support and connection to other recovery services and supports.

Today, the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) has identified different types of recovery residences, known as the “4 Levels of Support”. These levels range in the type and intensity of services provided, as well as matching individual needs with a continuum of support in a cost effective manner.

>> Levels-of-Support (PDF)