What is Sober Living?
Sober living is a house that provides a supportive community for residents to start a new life drug and alcohol free. Residents make a commitment to remain free of substance use. Some residents participate in an intensive outpatient or enter sober living after completing a residential program.
When living in a sober house residents begin to develop new habits and lifestyles while still in a safe and supportive house. Residents are held accountable for themselves through structures, curfews and drug testing. Residents are also expected to become or remain employed during their residency. Most sober houses have fees associated with residents stay and are expected to be paid by the resident.
Key factors to good sober living houses are:
No drugs, alcohol, violence
Active Participation in recovery meetings
Random Drug and Alcohol test
Houses that require individuals to attend work, school or an outpatient program
Supervision by peers and or staff
Houses that encourage outdoor activities such as sports/hiking/fishing
How much does sober living cost?
Sober houses are safe, cost effective, drug free environments for individuals in recovery. On average sober homes are almost as much as an apartment would cost depending on the area. Rent in sober homes can be anywhere from $300-$2000 per month. Residents normally aren't required to pay utilities in sober houses.
At South Jersey Recovery Residences:
Move in Cost totals $600.00
Non-Refundable Deposit included $280.00
2 Weeks Prepaid Rent Included $320.00
Utilities, cable and wifi included
Weekly Rent is $160.00
Sober Living houses are less expensive than living at a detox or inpatient center because less services are offered. Sober homes do reccomend attending an outpatient program during their stay.
How Long does someone stay in sober living?
Different factors will determine length of stay, such as residents history of substance use, their recovery progress, following rules and payment of rent. Some residents will use the homes just as a short period of time for them to adjust back in between detox/residential programs and normal life. Other residents must rebuild all areas of their lives and reintegrate back into society. Addiction and alcoholism all require time to heal in various areas of life such as employment, family relationships, marriage, traumatic experiences and the many other areas. Some residents will start off in a high level sober living support system and then transition into lower levels of structure.
What should i bring?
At SJRR you should bring clothing, toiletries, food and footwear. You do not have to bring any bedding, we provide pillows bed sheets and beds. We also provide toilet paper and paper towels. Our sober houses have access to many store in the area so if you forgot something we will make sure you have access to get whatever you need.
What should i bring?
At SJRR you should bring clothing, toiletries, food and footwear. You do not have to bring any bedding, we provide pillows bed sheets and beds. We also provide toilet paper and paper towels. Our sober houses have access to many stores in the area so if you forgot something we will make sure you have access to get whatever you need.
A recovery community so important?
Recovery communities are a collection of people who are motivated both to promote their own recovery and to form relationships that decrease the sense of shame or isolation they faced because of the addiction. Joining a recovery community allows those in recovery to connect with and help others.
A recovery community gives you the opportunity to give back. Recovering addicts and alcoholics are held accountable by their each other which is key way to maintain sobriety. Once you become willing and able to be of service to your community, you, in turn, develop a greater sense of purpose and belonging. Sharing the recovery experience with others in entering into recovery becomes the greatest gift of sobriety for the recovering person.
What if I cannot afford to pay the upfront cost?
There are various ways to pay upfront cost at a sober house. Most residents obtain employment within their first few weeks and begin paying rent on time. Some residents apply for sober living funding through non-profits, government funding, loans or credit cards. Residents may also ask family members for help until they get established and enter into recovery.
If you need help getting funding please Call Us
844-888-SJRR. We do not want finances to be a barrier for anyone seeking help from addiction or alcoholism.
At SJRR our houses are gender specific. Each of our sober living houses in New Jersey are specific to gender. We believe at SJRR that gender specific allows individuals to focus on their recovery.