When considering an alcohol treatment program, it’s only natural to wonder what the program will be like and how long it will last.
Sober living programs vary based on the level of structure, inclusion of activities, education, skill development and overall philosophy. Programs typically require a number of house meetings and fellowship groups at a minimum. More highly structured programs may include several daily groups, outdoor experiential outings and help to develop a comprehensive plan for long-term success. They may even help with transitioning back to a vocation or to school. Many sober living homes are becoming supportive of MAT, which includes various medications that help support recovery. Some other components which might be seen include meditation, hiking and family meetings.
For someone with mild alcohol use disorder, rehabilitation might be complete in as little as 30 days, allowing the user to then enter the life-long recovery process. For those with severe addiction to alcohol, it may take six to 12 months and can certainly include the support of a structured sober living program.