With the opioid epidemic still raging throughout Massachusetts, halfway houses and other similar facilities are starting to see a resurgence of interest as a way to further improve the outcomes of previous residential treatment for substance use disorder (SUD).1,2,3
While not generally used as the only means of treating individuals with SUD, many halfway houses offer a viable way for individuals to continue recovery in a safe environment.1,2,3
Below we’ll explore the intent and benefits of halfway houses and other similar facilities. Contact Boston Drug Treatment Centers to find halfway houses in Boston suited for your unique recovery needs.
Halfway houses, transitional homes, recovery houses, sober living houses, and other similarly named facilities are, with few exceptions, intended for recovering individuals that have finished rehab or completed time in a correctional facility.1,2,3,4,5,6
As most of these names suggest, they are meant to be drug and alcohol-free places where individuals can safely continue recovery and learn how to better reintegrate into society, usually without the level of enforced discipline typical at a rehab center or prison. In contrast to most rehabs and prisons, residents at these facilities are usually allowed or encouraged to find employment outside the facility.4,5,6
Additionally, not all these facilities are intended for the same types of recovering individuals, as well. Some only accept people from the correctional system or people without access to housing while others only take on individuals that have completed specific kinds of residential programs or those with a specific SUD. This allows facilities to better serve the residents by offering specific services such as skills training or only certain types of continuing treatment such as opioid replacement therapy or psychotherapy.4,5,6
Many of these facilities are intended for individuals with limited income with some allowing residents to stay for free or for a nominal fee, provided they are actively looking for employment.2
While not all halfway houses are the same, broadly speaking, they provide a similar set of benefits. Some of these include:1,2,3,4,5,6
Not all halfway houses are the same. However, some rules tend to be found in most of these facilities. Not following some rules and guidelines can result in penalties or even expulsion.2,6
Some rules found in many halfway houses include the following:
The Greater Boston area is home to some of the country’s best halfway homes and recovery facilities. Call Boston Drug Treatment Centers at (617) 517-6448 to find halfway homes and other recovery facilities suited for your unique recovery needs.
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