Santa Barbara sober living homes are the optimal place for a young person struggling with drug and alcohol abuse to recover. It is a buffer between detox or primary drug treatment and returning to everyday life with all its distractions. Living in a well-known recovery community provides a safe environment free of drugs and alcohol where peers can support each other through the process.
What Qualities Should A Reputable Santa Barbara Sober Living Home Have?
Every sober living will have their own requirements for living there and ideas about recovery. We encourage you to ask questions when seeking a healthy living environment. Some questions we suggest you ask are:
- Is the recovery home a sufficient enough distance away from the addict’s neighborhood?
- How many people reside in the sober living?
- How much time sober due the majority of the residents/staff have?
- How often are drug tests administered?
- What is the age group of the sober living members?
- Are there any “house meetings”?
- What type of daily structure takes place?
- Will my child get a sponsor immediately?
- Is dating allowed while in the sober living home?
Importance of Locating an Age and Gender Specific Sober Living Home
Quality recovery communities for young people ages 18 to 26 will be organized according to age and gender. This is important for a few reasons. It eliminates the distractions that physical attractions cause between young men and women and it allows time for the addict to focus on him or her self so that when they are ready to date, they will choose a healthy partner. It eliminates other ways that addicts will check out of life: the constant plugging into cell phones and social media, video gaming, attempting to impress, being the big shot and manipulation of family and friends.
Age and gender specific sober living homes are a safe place where those struggling with drug and alcohol dependence can remove whatever behavior they are hiding behind, get honest with each other and have fun in the process. It facilitates a kinship between youth that they will need in order to see sobriety through for the long term. Living among a group of peers with similar backgrounds, consequences caused by addiction, challenges with relationships, etc. enables a lasting bonding experience.
Areas and Cities in the Santa Barbara Vicinity
Ballard, Buellton, Camarillo, Carpinteria, Casmalia, Cuyama, Fillmore, Garey, Goleta, Guadalupe, Isla Vista, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Midco, Mission Canyon, Moorpark, New Cuyama, North Santa Maria, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Paula, Santa Ynez, Simi Valley, Sisquoc, Solvang, Summerland, Taft, Thousand Oaks, Toro Canyon, Vandenberg Village, Westlake Village.
If your loved one resides in one of theses area, you might want to find them a sober living home outside the Santa Barbara area.
More Questions About Sober Living?
New Life House has worked with many families of youth struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse in Santa Barbara County. We specialize in age-specific recovery communities for young men. Our established recovery community effectively addresses all the issues that behavioral difficulties fueled by addiction cause. For more information regarding sober living, please contact (888) 357-7577.
Testimonial from a Parent
“I am the mother of our son who entered the New Life House program at 19. I can’t even begin to say enough about New Life House! It saved our son and our family relationships. I pray that more young men may find their way to this program.” – Sheila B.
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