During your free time, you can pursue educational goals or return to work, and there’s time to explore hobbies or other interests. Building a foundation of healthy activities helps you adapt to everyday living without drugs or alcohol and reduces your chances of relapses or backsliding.
While in the sober living program, you’re monitored for rule compliance. This includes regular urine drug screening and agreeing not to bring prohibited items on-site, including drugs, alcohol and weapons. A 9 p.m. curfew helps ensure reliable sleep and relaxation time in the evenings, and curfew adjustments are available for individuals who have work schedules that require later hours.
Accountability is a key focus of sober living services, so your program is designed to hold you accountable for achieving your own personal goals as well as simply staying off drugs and alcohol. It’s a good idea to think about the things you want from a sober living program and how you want your life to look after you leave. The staff at Changing Tides can help you examine and assess these goals, and your program can be adjusted to help you meet them. Instead of just building a life without reliance on drugs and alcohol, you can build a life that you truly look forward to.