Why Sober Living is So Much Cheaper Than Going To Rehab

When you or someone you love is ready to get help overcoming addiction, it\’s important to weigh your options carefully. Inpatient treatment at a drug rehabilitation center is often recommended but it can be an expensive option. If the cost of treatment seems prohibitive, consider utilizing outpatient therapy while living in a sober living facility. Sober living houses are less expensive than inpatient rehab for several reasons.

Level of Care

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities employ doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. This medical staff is available to help residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though this is a nice perk and a necessary benefit for some, it is costly to maintain an around the clock medical staff. That cost is, of course, incorporated into the rehabilitation center\’s fees. Those living in a sober house receive needed medical treatment outside the facility, eliminating the need to maintain a costly medical staff on site.

Room and Board

While in a sober living facility, residents may come and go as they please. They\’re also expected to provide their own food. The only expense you pay to stay in sober living is rent. At an inpatient center, you are expected to pay room and board as all of your living expenses are covered during your stay. This is not the case in sober living, which allows you to set your own budget for food and other expenses. It also allows you to keep making your own choices about your life; a skill you will need to help you stay sober upon leaving the residence.

You Can Work

If you opt for inpatient rehabilitation, you will be required to stay at the rehab center throughout the course of your treatment. You won\’t be allowed to leave the facility for any reason, including going to work. In sober living, however, residents are encouraged and sometimes required to work. The ability to earn an income while receiving treatment helps to cover treatment costs. It also allows you to practice mastering the stresses of work while sober in a safe and supportive environment.

Don\’t let financial concerns stop you from getting the help you need. With the right help, you can overcome your addiction and take your life back. Find a sober living facility near you to start down an affordable path to a healthy lifestyle.

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