The Sober Housing program was developed for the purpose of providing safe, affordable and drug free housing for patients who are actively working a plan of recovery from addiction.
This program functions as an intermediate step for the patient whose goal is healthy drug free independent living. Sober Housing offers a therapeutic learning environment for residents as they develop the skills to live independently in recovery.
Recovery from the disease of addiction can be a prolonged process for some addicts. Often homeless and without the skills to achieve vocational goals to sustain financial independence, many addicts find themselves in unsafe, unclean environments that sabotage an abstinence-based recovery. Sober Housing is intended to meet the need for safe, healthy living, leaving the addict free to actively work an individualized treatment or continuing care plan. Sober Housing is also designed for cooperative, communal living and the development of a strong sober peer support system. Household chores, individual self-care and vocational skill building are integral to this program. Rimrock has seven sober housing units located in neighborhood settings which afford a range of services to patients.
Residences are accessible to the patient 24 hours a day seven days a week and access to staff is also 24/7. Each residence contains a direct link telephone to the Rimrock’s 24 hour Medical Unit to assure immediate staff assistance in case of emergencies. Patients continue to be followed by Rimrock’s psychiatric staff, if they have co-occurring disorders.
Rimrock has a Sober Housing Coordinator, who tracks each patient’s progress through a treatment continuum and assist patients in accessing needed community services. Sober Housing residents are expected to perform the chores of daily living and take increasing responsibility for the operation of the house. They must be actively working a treatment plan and committed to a recovery oriented lifestyle which includes abstinence from mood altering substances. Residents must also be employed or pursuing employment and re-integration into family and community-based living as appropriate.