Maybe you have gone through a rehabilitation program for your drug or alcohol abuse struggles, but you still are feeling a little wary of returning into the world and living on your own without some kind of back up system in place to help you keep your new found sobriety. Maybe you are a family member of someone who is struggling with their sobriety after a rehabilitation program in another state, and you fear that returning home to Colorado will throw this person back into their drug or alcohol related problems. Regardless, there are a lot a fears that people struggling with addiction as well as those close to them experience once a person returns from a rehab program. The fear that it just will not stick is one that haunts people, and sometimes a little bit of extra support and therapy is needed to help secure someone’s sobriety. Luckily, there are a lot of options out there to help people find this sobriety in the long term. Many people know and understand that achieving sober living without help can be scary, and there are many programs and services available to help people come up with the right solutions to mitigate these fears and struggles. After all, why put yourself in danger of relapse if you do not have to? Some of the greatest programs out there are offered by extended care alcohol and drug rehabilitation facilities. They offer sober living apartments as well as sober live in companion services to people who want to come back to a regular life but are not quite ready to live without the help of someone who can give them the support that they might want or need.
Sober Living Apartments are frequent facets of extended care rehabilitation centers such as NorthStar Transitions located in Boulder, Colorado. Their sober living apartments are fully furnished with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, including everything that someone might need to successfully transition into their sobriety. There is furniture, cable television, bedding, pots and pans, utilities, and wifi; the goal here is to provide people with everything that they might need so that they can begin living without the fear of falling back into addiction. The sober living apartments are usually only available to folks who are enrolled in a drug rehab or alcohol counseling program at NorthStar and can only be kept while enrolled in the programs.
If living on campus is not something that seems right for you, perhaps a sober live in companion might be a better option. Live in services are great for people who need individualized care services but are not necessarily right for a residential treatment program for whatever reason. The sober companions offer by NorthStar Transitions provide support 24/7 and coordinate with psychiatrists, therapists, and psychologists to get the client the treatment he or she needs. They also are able to help the client achieve vocational as well as academic goals in addition to fun activities. With a sober companion’s support, clients find that they can begin living again with all their needs easily met.