Every challenge you overcome in life is an opportunity to grow stronger. Every connection you make, every person you meet, is a chance to learn. Every road you walk is a chance to become better.
At Turnbridge, we believe that when a woman chooses sobriety, when a woman commits herself to recovery, she is choosing to become her best possible self. We believe that with the right steps taken, she has the power to build a new and purposeful life. If you are battling addiction, you too have the power to start new and build a life worth living. You too have the power to live your life drug-free.
Acknowledging the need to get sober is the first step towards overcoming addiction. But recognizing the importance of staying sober, of living sober, is the key to maintaining a long and successful recovery.
Life, unfortunately, is full of temptations. It can be hard to stay sober when surrounded by past, drinking and drug-using friends, unstable relationships, or old stomping grounds. It can be difficult to establish a newly sober life when you are constantly being reminded of the past. You need a safe space, a healing place, and a support system full of like-minded friends.
Joining a women’s sober living community is a great way to regain a foothold on your life. In a safe and drug-free environment, you will have the opportunity to clear your head, set goals, and get a grasp on your priorities once again. In a sober living home specifically for women, you will be able to connect with other young women who have similar priorities and who can help you through the recovery process.
Sober living, in itself, is a process – one that starts with an individual commitment as well as professional drug treatment. As a young woman, we know this may sound especially intimidating. You already have a life to live. You have people – whether family, friends, or children – who are important to you. People who rely on you. What you may not realize, however, is that your addiction may also be hurting the people you love most. Through drug rehab, you will be able to get your life back on track. You will learn the skills necessary to healthily care for yourself and for others. You will learn how to live your day-to-day without the crutch of alcohol or drugs. You will learn who you are and where you want to go.
Then, you can make the most out of living sober.
What does sober living mean for women?
Technically speaking, sober living homes are residences that prohibit alcohol and drugs. At Turnbridge, however, we believe that sober living homes for women entail so much more than simply encouraging a life drug-free. They encourage sober living.
Sober living means living a life that you love, one that you are especially proud of. It means making a commitment to become the best person you can possibly be, and ensuring that everything you do in this life is helping contribute to that goal. Even more, sober living means re-learning who you are and figuring out who you want to become. It means soul-searching and determining what you truly want out of life. Do you want to get an education? Are there certain activities you want to try? Are there specific places you want to go? Sober living helps women and men alike find the courage to be their own influence and to pursue life as they dream.
What do sober living homes for women entail?
Sober living homes for women require a structured living experience. They present a life that needs nurturing, one that you must work at every single day. It is not always easy, but it is always worth it.
All the young women at Turnbridge work through three phases of drug treatment. In Phase I, they reconnect with themselves and regain a sense of belonging. In Phase II, women begin to reintegrate with the world – through volunteer work, education, and employment. They begin planning for a sober life after treatment ends. In the final phase at Turnbridge, clients practice sober living in a sisterhood of community. In dedicated, sober housing, these young women regain a sense of independence and emerge as models of sobriety and purpose.
Turnbridge’s sober living homes for women offer the support and lifestyle women need to develop the aspirations and independence needed to grow. In this sense, our sober living program serves as the bridge between drug treatment and a sober life: it allows clients to experience a fully sober and satisfying life beyond rehab, while still under professional and watchful care.
How can I get the most out of my sober living experience?
There are many steps you can take to ensure you are encouraging a sober life. Of our many sober living tips, setting goals is perhaps of the most important. Recovery embarks a new chapter in life and you will be in complete control of how your story will pan out. What do you want to accomplish? Write it down. Work towards it. Find purpose.
Building a sober network is another way to get the most out of your sober living experience. Throughout your path towards recovery, there will be some bumps and obstacles that get in the way. While you will learn how to face these in treatment, you should never have to overcome them alone. Take advantage of the people sitting around you – those in your 12-step program or in your sober home. These are the types of people who will be positive influences in your life. These are the people you can call when you need help or motivation.
Sober living does not end with drug treatment. Like recovery, it is a lasting commitment, a never-ending journey towards fulfillment, health, and happiness. Remember, the support staff at Turnbridge women’s recovery center are always here to help. You do not have to walk this journey alone.
Call us today at 877-581-1793 to learn more about our sober living homes for women.