Tackling Popular Sober Home Misconceptions

Sober homes have received a lot of attention in some years and some of the news reports have been fair and good, while many more have focused on the rare but unfortunate cases involving badly run homes in states that don’t properly regulate this type of assisted housing for recovering addicts. Then there are some stories which can’t be called anything other than a mix. Some is good, some is questionable. However, this can be extremely frustrating for extremely well run and managed sober homes which have created opportunities and huge life changes for many of the residents who continue to choose to live there even years after getting clean.

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Perhaps what’s most harmful to many sober homes is that there are so many misconceptions that either come from shoddy reporting, a lack of reliable information, or even erroneous news reports which sometimes also stem from a lack of clear information. This article hopes to set some of those issues to rest by tackling some of the common sober home misconceptions and correct the erroneous information.

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Misconception #1: Sober homes are a fancy alternative for prison like halfway houses. This is false, with a small grain of truth. In some states first time offenders for drug use or an alcohol related crime might get the option to voluntarily check into a sober home instead of jail, although far more often this only applies to actual halfway homes. Sober homes are places where addicts make the conscious choice to live, pay rent, and partake in their responsibilities to commit to a long term clean life because they want to – not because the courts ordered them to.

Ascension House – Sober Living Austin is a newly renovated sober living home in the heart of Austin, TX. We offer a safe and supportive environment for those seeking to maintain their sobriety. Our comfortable setting and close proximity to downtown make it easy for residents to get to meetings, appointments, and other amenities.

Misconception #2: Sober homes shelter criminals. Many members of a sober living home might have a criminal past, but a well run and managed sober home is not going to be a safe haven for criminals. If anything, it will be far harder for an individual to life this type of life style in a sober living home than in their own house or apartment because of the constant accountability and attention of not only the manager but also other members of the sober living home.

Misconception #3: Sober living homes really aren’t there to help. They’re just dumping grounds for addicts no one else will take. This is an extremely damaging misconception. The individuals living at a sober house are making the conscious effort to kick their addiction once and for all and have the responsibility of paying rent, helping with chores, staying clean, supporting others in the home, and working. These homes are the perfect example of an actual “hand up instead of hand out” program, as they give anyone willing to try the background and support needed to succeed.

Ascension House – Sober Living Austin
208 W 31st St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 598-5030

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