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What Is a Transitional Living Program?

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Transitional living can be a great bridge between treatment and recovery in everyday life. A transitional living program—also known as sober living—that is part of an addiction treatment facility can provide the structured support and therapy needed to overcome the powerful hold that an addiction can have. A customized plan for success is put into place to manage personal progress and implement a recovery success plan outside of a treatment facility. The Arbor is proud to provide a continuum of care in its transitional living program in Texas. For more information on what a transitional living program looks like, contact The Arbor at 844.413.2690 today.

Transitional Living – What Is It? 

A transitional living program is designed to do just what it sounds like—transition someone from one situation to another. In the case of addiction treatment, a transitional living program is a bridge between an inpatient treatment experience and recovery in day-to-day life. Adding this extra layer of support to someone’s treatment and recovery journey can further lessen the risk of relapse and strengthen their toolbox of coping skills and resources. Those who choose to experience a transitional living program feel better prepared to live a sober life following rehab.   

 Transitional living is an extension of a residential rehab program. Clients live there full-time while they receive continued support for their sobriety. They have more freedom and are not monitored as closely, but it is still a controlled, structured, and safe environment. Having an environment where you can put some of the things you have learned into place as you learn how to live substance-free has proven highly beneficial for many. 

Benefits Of A Transitional Living Program in Texas 

The benefits of a transitional living program are many. Clients live among peers who can relate to what they are going through, and they have the support of treatment professionals when needed. It can be overwhelming to leave a treatment program and reenter society as a newly sober individual. Transitional living offers a bridge from treatment to living a successful, sober life on one’s own. 

Benefits of a transitional living program include:  

  • A flexible structure for those fresh out of treatment 
  • Being held accountable for your own sobriety with tools and professionals to support 
  • A positive environment of peers and professionals 
  • Comfortable and safe accommodations 
  • Learning effective coping skills to deal with triggers  
  • A focus on communication skills  
  • An opportunity to try new things and find healthy activities to engage in 
  • A community of like-minded peers 
  • Assistance with job placement and finding more permanent housing 

Ask The Arbor About Transitional Living 

Transitional living provides the opportunity to ease into the responsibilities of life outside treatment and better adapt to societal expectations. For those without much life experience prior to treatment, a focus on job and living skills can also be part of the transitional living experience. Independent living can be daunting for those who have relied on drugs or alcohol for so long.  

As with most rehabs, peer-to-peer support is a large part of treatment at The Arbor. This is especially true in the transitional living program, where you are living among peers going through the same experience. The sense of community and built-in support network will live with you beyond the program.  

The same clinical staff that oversees our inpatient and outpatient treatment programs also oversees the transitional living program in Texas. There is also a full-time house manager and access to additional support services as needed. The team at The Arbor is standing by to answer questions you may have about transitional living and can craft a personalized care plan unique to you and your needs. Call 844.413.2690 today or reach out online.