If you have ever had friends or family members struggling to recover from a serious drug or alcohol addition, you know that the journey to sobriety does not happen overnight. Part of the process is making the transition from rehab to home. Transitional homes are places where individuals can learn to live as sober, productive adults before re-entering society.
Transitional homes have a rich history dating back to the late 1920s. They were originally created to counter the rise of alcoholism and addiction that came along with the Great Depression. These shelters served as spaces where people could find sobriety, and at the time were referred to as half way homes or three-quarter houses. Furthermore, when Bill W. and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, the sober living movement was bolstered even further.
Modern sober living facilities, known as transitional living homes, apply similar ideas in treating alcoholism. They serve individuals who have completed treatment at a rehabilitation facility but are still in need of the structure, strict rules of sober adherence, and support to help them transition back to their communities.
Transitional living homes provide recovering addicts with daily, personalized support and skills needed to help them achieve their goals of independent, sober living. A resident of a transitional home completes a personalized program consisting of services designed to help them meet their overall goals. Each person is treated individually and provided with a treatment plan specific to them.
Hickory Wind Ranch is a half way house where many unique individuals have recovered and learned to live again. If you know someone in need of help, please contact us today.