How can a woman stay connected to her family while living sober?

Ask your recovering loved one about their plans, and if they seem hesitant about certain meeting places or family reunions, offer them alternatives. Suggest a trip to a seasonal light show or a sleigh ride with hot chocolate instead of seeing old friends having a few beers. Simple things like this, or helping to guide conversations at family reunions so that your loved one can avoid difficult topics they're not prepared for, can make a big difference in the support you feel this time of year. Organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous are other ways to create a support network.

You can try different meetings for different groups to find the one that works best for you. Treatment is often the most successful way for women to recover. Women who need a little more help maintaining sobriety may find it helpful to move to a sober life for women. There is an opportunity to live with other women in recovery to make the environment more conducive.

The rules established in a recovery center ensure that no addictive substances are used or present in the center. Some programs offer therapy for women, services for children, transportation, and resources for coping with family separation during rehabilitation. The goal is to prevent women from relapsing at a high rate. Women who are more successful in rehabilitation are more likely to quit drugs six months, one year, two years, and even later.

The average length of stay in both types of housing for sober people exceeded the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommendation of at least 90 days for maximum benefit. Because many people don't have a stable living environment that supports alcohol and drug abstinence, ORS developed SLH, where clients can live while attending the outpatient program. Research has shown that people with substance use disorder are much more likely to succeed if they live in a sober space, especially in the early stages of recovery.