Sober living or transitional houses are usually run by experienced recovered addicts that are qualified and knowledgeable about the sober community. At A Better Today, our clients have shared with us some of the major stressors that cause a relapse. One of those stressors is dealing with the devastation of their addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction tends to leave a person broke, homeless, and friendless. No one trusts you because of your behavior during active addiction and dealing with a criminal record because can feel overwhelming when getting sober.
House managers can work with parole officers, CPS case managers, or guide you to organizations that can help you get government assistance. They can provide general direction for acquiring medical insurance, dental insurance, help you find a job, and share information about child care services. One of the biggest resources that a house manager may help you with is getting you in touch with government agencies that offer food stamps, employment aid, and IOP options.
House managers are required to have years of sobriety under their belt and enforce a comradery lifestyle in recovery. Dedicated during a crisis and trained to defuse problems appropriately, these people genuinely care about the quality of your life. They organize the functions of the household like chores and rule enforcement, as well as, providing basic necessities like toilet paper, food, and cleaning supplies.