The Next Step in Recovery
Transitional living is the next logical step after completing our treatment program. What often separates people who achieve long term sobriety from those who do not is adhering to a proper continuum of care, and making sure to take advantage of a transitional living environment.
Why Relapse Happens Without Transitional Living
The reason many people relapse shortly after returning home from an inpatient treatment program is that they have not fully learned how to cope without drugs and alcohol in the setting which originally fostered their addiction.
The Purpose of Transitional Living
The purpose of transitional living is to surround the person in early recovery with a support network of people who know exactly what they are going through. This intermediate step allows the addict to slowly integrate themselves back into society by learning basic living skills in a residential setting, while also seeking employment.
Transitional Living homes are affordable, alcohol and drug free environments that provide a place for people in early recovery to learn and grow with each other by encouraging group support.
Transitional homes are used for teaching and enforcing basic living skills such as:
- Thorough cleaning of the premises each day
- Mandatory wake up times
- Encouraging employment or volunteer work
Sitting idle on these premises is not allowed as it creates boredom which in turn often results in drug usage.
Screening in Transitional Living Homes
The Delray Recovery Center’s transitional living facilities ensure continued sobriety through the use of drug screening equipment, like urine tests and breathalyzers. During the client’s entire stay at the transitional community he or she will generally be tested at least twice each week to truly ensure abstinence.
The Keys to a Successful Journey
- A Strong Support Network – A network of peers, supportive family members and friends, and a mentor are instrumental in helping you build your transitional living skills, especially during the early days. Reach out to these people daily, even hourly, if needed.
- Individual or Family Counseling – As you leave a treatment facility and return home, challenging situations are bound to arise as your newfound sobriety is tested. Individual and family counseling can help as you cope with these situations and work to heal relationships.
- Strengthening Your Life Skills – The life skills learned during treatment are just the beginning. Expand your skills further by continuing to participate in workshops and classes.
- Putting Your Health First – Healthy eating, exercise, adequate sleep, medical care and stress relief are important parts of your transitional living journey. Put your health first, instead of sacrificing it for other situations or people.
- Eliminating or Reducing Triggers – Certain people, places or circumstances contributed toward previous use of drugs or alcohol. Eliminate as many of these triggers as possible, while reducing contact with the others.
- Finding Healthier Ways to Cope with Stress – Throughout treatment and transitional living, you’ll continue to learn that there are healthier ways to cope with stress. Exercise, talking, giving yourself time to think and reaching out for support are just a few of the many positive ways you can deal with stress and avoid turning to substance abuse.
Transitional living in Delray Beach offers several options for individuals transitioning out of our drug and alcohol rehab facility. Our community-style transitional living homes are located in Delray Beach, Florida. One of the most recognized recovery areas and desirable beach communities in Southern Florida.
In our transitional living programs you will learn the potency of living a forgiving life. You must learn to forgive yourself for whatever mistake and then make amend to free anybody who has one issue or the other with you.
We Encourage 12 Step Meetings
Once a patient discharges from The Delray Recovery Center, they are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings. The beautiful thing about using the 12-step program is that the people who attend seek ways to live fulfilling lives without drugs and alcohol. They provide the perfect support system for the newly sober alcoholic or drug addict.
Delray Can Help Today
Trying to overcome drug or alcohol addiction alone to become sober can lead to withdrawal symptoms and side effects that are potentially life-threatening. The Delray Recovery Center offers a safe, effective treatment option for you or your loved one by creating customized patient care plans. Each person is different, and our caring staff wants you to receive care and treatment tailored to your needs.
Get started on the path toward sobriety today by calling the toll-free number on this page, or simply fill out the quick and easy feedback form and one of our counselors will contact you for a free and confidential assessment.