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The Benefits of Transitional Living

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Successful long-term addiction recovery doesn’t end when someone has completed a program such as outpatient treatment. Instead, it is a process that involves planning and goal-setting at every step of the way. Nobody should enter recovery without a strong support system in place. That’s why transitional living can be so essential for people to manage their addiction rehabilitation.

What Is Transitional Living?

Transitional living is a safe and structured environment that is designed specifically to remove distractions and provide people who are newly recovered with a foundation for sober living. These residences are set up specifically for people who are fresh out of recovery treatment, and they preserve hard-won sobriety by holding residents accountable. At Canyon Crossing, hallmarks of our transitional living program include:

  • Weekly house meetings and drug screenings
  • Coaching and counseling
  • 12-step meetings and events
  • Holistic care

Advantages of Transitional Living

Many people in early sobriety benefit from a great deal of structure and support as they rebuild their lives and mend damaged relationships. Also, some women may not be able to return to wherever they were living while they were in the depths of their addiction, often because it is not a safe place or it could jeopardize their recovery to go back to that environment.

Transitional housing provides a “bridge” from the routines of recovery treatment to independent life. Addiction puts people’s lives in total disarray, and transitional housing helps them regain a sense of order. If you are concerned about a loved one or are thinking of going into transitional housing yourself, here are some advantages:

  • Learning life skills – Residents hone essential abilities such as time management, communication skills, resume building and budgeting.
  • Surrounded by peers – Since everyone living in the house is in recovery as well, it creates a fellowship and instant support group of women who are all going through the journey together.
  • Sense of responsibility – An essential component of living in transitional housing is developing personal responsibility. Many women who struggle with addiction also fall into irresponsible habits that lead them to develop debt or have trouble holding a steady job. The transitional living environment encourages residents to become responsible adults by holding residents accountable for developing healthy habits.
  • Education – At Canyon Crossing, we help women learn about the nature of their addiction as they change their behaviors and thought processes and develop coping skills to prevent relapse.

Transitional Living at Canyon Crossing

Transitional living is an excellent way for women to embrace their newly sober lifestyle as they ease their way back into society. Instead of trying to go it alone and risking setbacks, there are many advantages for using this tool for your next step of recovery. At Canyon Crossing, we offer women’s-only addiction treatment in Prescott, Arizona. Learn more about our unique programming and reach out to us today.

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