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Sober Living Roommates and Recovery Success

Congratulations!  You have completed a stint in a drug and alcohol rehab program and are now clean and sober.  Since recovery from addiction is on a lifelong continuum, it is important to take the necessary steps to shore up that sobriety by transitioning next to a sober living environment.

Sober living is housing that is drug and alcohol-free and allows for a gradual reentry to regular life following rehab.  This step is crucial for the newly sober, allowing newfound recovery the time to be reinforced within a safe, supportive setting.  Key to the success of this transitional housing is the social aspect, where sober living roommates help each other by encouragement and accountability.

Why is Sober Living Important to Recovery Success?

After discharge from a residential treatment facility the real work begins.  Adjusting to life outside the cocoon of drug or alcohol addiction can be difficult as raw emotions emerge and there is no drugged haze to mute the uncomfortable feelings.  Common are the emotions of guilt, shame, and fear as the newly recovering individual faces an unknown future.  This is where sober living roommates can benefit the most.

Just having housemates who “get it,” who are also experiencing the same feelings and anxieties, can be extremely helpful in the early phase of addiction recovery.  Each resident is going through similar challenges to their recovery so they can help each other stay strong and avoid relapse.  Regular meetings allow a safe place for sharing these concerns.  The zero tolerance policy on abstinence that most sober living homes have helps set up a deterrent to using, as no one wants to be kicked out at such a vulnerable time in recovery.  Accountability to sober living roommates is another positive aspect of these living arrangements, where one roommate’s actions will impact the other.

Riviera Recovery Offers the Finest Sober Living Environment

Located among two acres of breathtaking hillside scenery in Malibu, California is Riviera Recovery.  What sets Riviera Recovery apart from most sober living residences are the plentiful amenities and deluxe accommodations they offer to give each resident the most healing and therapeutic sober living experience available in Southern California.

Because this is an exclusive sober living environment, only a small number of residents are accepted at any given time.  This intimate level of care provides a strong sense of community among the residents, often resulting in lifelong friendships.  Riviera is a pet-friendly sober residence, allowing for the therapeutic benefits of having your cherished pet on board with you.

Riviera Recovery centers their recovery model on the concept that authentic recovery from substance dependency relies on replacing the substance with healthy new behaviors and habits.  By providing its residents with a full array of healthy, rejuvenating activities that combine with superb, personalized case management, recovery from addiction is reinforced.  Sober living roommates find they have the finest services in their bedroom suites, including LCV television and DVD players, wireless Internet, housekeeping, and ultra comfortable furnishings.

Among the many therapeutic activities that Riviera Recovery offers are a saltwater pool and spa, infrared sauna, yoga, Pilates, surfing and paddleboarding.  Exercise is encouraged, believed to be an intrinsic aspect of recovering health and emotional stability.  A healthy diet is provided, including organic foods, superfoods, and a LIFE 8000 water alkalizer. Transportation is provided to and from required 12-step meetings, and sober companion services are available if needed.

Let Riviera Recovery be Your Next Stop in Recovery

Now that you are headed into the next phase of your new life of sobriety, why not maximize this step and spend some time transitioning to regular life at Riviera Recovery?  The expert, compassionate staff members will provide you with the utmost in recovery care while also setting important boundaries and expectations that will prepare you for life.  After your stay at Riviera Recovery is complete, staff members will continue to follow up with you on a regular basis to help ensure that your recovery goals are realized.  For more information about the superb sober living accommodations please call us today at (866) 478-8799.

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