Benefits of Transitional Living: Zia Sober Living Homes

by | Feb 28, 2023

Sober living homes are a key component to the recovery journey and to maintaining sobriety. Whether you are working through detox or transitioning to intensive outpatient care, our team at Zia Recovery Center has intentionally created communal living spaces for our clients to heal through every step of the journey. Maintaining sobriety can be challenging, but with transitional and community living, the process is made far more easeful. 

Zia Sober Living Homes

Each program at our center offers housing opportunities that support our clients to fully recover and reintegrate into a daily routine. 

In our Withdrawal Management and Residential Treatment program, clients live in the beautiful Mesilla Valley where they are provided with an on-site chef and residential support from friendly and knowledgeable staff. As our clients overcome withdrawal and work through our Residential Treatment program, they continue on to our Partial Hospitalization program. Here, we introduce our Transitional Living Home component, where clients live in quiet, comfortable, and safe housing environments located in and around the Las Cruces area. Staff is available onsite 24-7 to support in implementing our accountability measures, as well as to provide transportation to and from groups and 12-step meetings.

As clients approach the end of their treatment at ZRC, they transition to our Intensive Outpatient program where living in community has proven a vital function. This level of care provides a powerful opportunity for our clients to live with their peers, learn vital life skills, and reintroduce a routine. The purpose of these apartment style living arrangements is to encourage a gentle reintegration into daily life while still providing 24-7 support and optional transportation to group meetings. Given that all of our clients live in these spaces voluntarily with high measures of accountability, Zia Sober Living Homes are safe and secure. 

What are the Benefits of Transitional Living at ZRC?

One of the key benefits of sober living at ZRC is the opportunity to live in a community where meaningful relationships can develop. Sharing communal housing with others in recovery provides an opportunity for connection while diversifying perspectives on sobriety that clients can then apply to their own recovery journey. These relationships are significant because there is a mutual understanding of the obstacles and challenges that are encountered throughout recovery. For many, sober living housemates become very close and develop relationships that last long after treatment.

The ongoing support provided at Zia Sober Living homes implements a structure that prevents temptation for our clients to return to old, unhealthy habits. Many of our ZRC staff members have developed skills to overcome their own addiction, furthering their capacity to support our clients. 

A significant benefit of communal sober living at ZRC is the opportunity to learn and practice life skills. While living in Transitional Living homes throughout our Intensive Outpatient program, our clients are taken grocery shopping weekly and even prepare meals together. They practice general housekeeping and self care, such as doing laundry, cleaning the dishes, and keeping their environments tidy and clean. They are also encouraged to explore finding a job and taking on other productive roles in society. 

Recovery housing supports in creating a more easeful transition from treatment to living on your own. Transitional Living greatly reduces the risk of relapse through creating a space for recovering individuals to practice life skills and build connections, while still receiving intensive care. Finishing treatment is a huge accomplishment, and while having the proper support in transitioning back to society can be intimidating, we have found that transitional and community living supports an expanded sense of confidence. 

Contact us today to learn more about how transitional living can support you or your loved one.

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