Pet Friendly Sober Living
For years, animals have been used to boost healing in therapeutic settings. Therapy and service animals can help reduce anxiety and depression, improve emotional well-being, and provide companionship. There is a growing body of evidence that pets can even help in addiction recovery — especially in pet friendly sober living such as ours in Los Angeles.
How Do Pets Help During Addiction Recovery?
Stress is one of the leading relapse triggers for newly sober individuals. Because of the benefits of pet ownership – including stress reduction – taking care of your companion while in a pet friendly sober living home can minimize the risk of relapse. Consider this: according to a recent survey, 50% of dog owners feel less stress and a greater sense of positivity after spending time with their animal. Furthermore, pets can help you to feel more calm, lower your heart rate, and help you focus outside of yourself.
Researchers have proven that pet therapy is a reliable technique for recovering addicts. Pets can reduce feelings of loneliness and help to form a bridge in relationships with other residents, as well as counselors and house managers. Having a pet while you are in recovery can even boost your ability to express emotions and feelings, building a stronger sense of self-esteem and rapport.
Challenges of Pet Friendly Sober Living
Pet Friendly Addiction Treatment
If you are interested in living in a pet friendly sober living home, the first step is recognizing the responsibilities and discussing the possibility with your addiction treatment counselors. Frequently sober living facilities are associated with treatment centers and collaborate closely with them to offer the best options for the residents.
Riviera Recovery acknowledges the significance of allowing residents in our sober living environments to have pets. We have been at the forefront of using pet therapy to help recovering addicts. Residents get to benefit from living with their pets in our luxurious, clean, and pet-friendly surroundings. We would be happy to assist you with your questions concerning pet friendly sober living programs and how beneficial they are for our residents.
Being able to have your best friend by your side, as you step onto the road to recovery, can have amazing benefits. Riviera Recovery knows how important our pets are in our lives and for recovery. Our clean, luxurious, pet friendly sober living environment is the right place for you to build your recovery for long-lasting sobriety. If you have questions, reach out to us for more information about our Los Angeles sober living homes.