What Is the Difference Between Transitional and Sober Living?
You may be familiar with the term “sober living.” A sober living house is designed for people starting their journey in sobriety after treatment.
According to an article in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, traditionally, sober living houses use a “strong manager model,” where house rules are developed and enforced by the house manager or owner. However, more contemporary sober living homes use a “social model approach,” where clients are given leadership positions and encouraged to participate in decisions that impact the management of the house.
Transitional living can also be designed to help individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) transition from a treatment facility to the more independent phase of their recovery journey.
Unlike a sober living home, transitional living offers a broader focus of care, providing clients with therapy and coaching to help them process their experiences with SUD and build the necessary life skills to live independently in recovery.
To learn more about our approach to therapy and coaching, visit our Programs page.
How Can Transitional Living Help Me?
At Grace Recovery TX, we believe in addressing every area of our members’ lives to support them on their recovery journey. Through coaching and adherence to accountability, we help members build a foundation for a sober life. We will walk with you as you create a life you feel excited about and are dedicated to maintaining.
Perfection is never the goal for women at Grace Recovery TX. Mistakes are a part of life and recovery is a journey filled with hurdles and opportunities for growth.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the eight dimensions of wellness are crucial to the recovery process. We believe the dimensions of wellness can help women find balance and blossom into healthier versions of themselves through awareness, acceptance, and commitment to growth.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
What Can Grace Recovery TX Offer Me?
We believe in the effectiveness of individualistic support. Each member at Grace is assigned a case manager and experiential coach to help with short-term and long-term goals. With the support of a case manager and coach, each woman can develop building blocks to move toward independent living.
- Resumé writing
- Seeking higher-education
- Building relationships
- Volunteer work
- Developing hobbies
There is a 90-day minimum commitment, but most clients are more likely to spend eight to twelve months at Grace Recovery TX, as they commit to creating a life they want to take with them as they transition into recovery.
What Type of Housing Does Grace Recovery TX Offer?
We have four SUD houses and one mental health house at Grace Recovery TX. The minimum length of stay at one of our SUD houses is three months, and the minimum length of stay at the mental health house is six months. There are two in-house managers overseeing each house, and the homes range in size from three to ten client beds.
Each Grace transitional living home also has distinctive cultures that are geared toward creating environments that best suit the needs of our diverse members. During the admission call, we will get to know each woman and their needs to place them in a house that best fits their stage of life to build community and fellowship with other members.
- Houses three to four members
- One to two in-house managers
- Emerging adult housing
- Collegiate house, typically for women under 25
- Clients may have less experience with independence and autonomy
- Clients may require more guidance
- Houses ten members
- Two in-house managers
- Houses around seven members
- Two in-house managers
- Culture ebbs and flows, as needed
- Young professionals housing
- Typically houses women aged 23 and older
- Clients may have more life experience and skills
- Self-starter abilities
- Allows for more autonomy
- Houses six to seven members
- One in-house manager
Mental Health House
- Houses two to four members
- In-house support staff
- Assistance with medication management
- Regular onsite coaching and case management
To see our Grace houses, visit our Houses page.
What Should I Expect as a Grace Recovery TX Member?
- Room and board
- Two in-house managers
- Support from your fellow house members
- Case management and recovery coaching
- A gym membership to the YMCA
- Ability to attend all Grace Recovery TX meetings
- Access to Grace Recovery TX fellowship events, in partnership with The Phoenix
- Access to our referral network:
- Individual therapy
- Medical care
- Aftercare for independent living and recovery planning
- Meet with Grace case manager and recovery coach regularly
- Meet with an academic or career advisor, as needed
- Personal accountability for in-house responsibilities
- Attend women’s-only recovery meetings with all houses on Wednesday nights
At Grace Recovery TX, we meet you exactly where you are, following an individualist approach to trauma, co-occurring disorder, and substance use care. We are here to guide you on this journey, but ultimately you make the decisions to transform the life you want for yourself.
Transitional living is an important step on your journey toward recovery and lifelong sobriety. At Grace Recovery TX, we walk alongside you as you create a life you are not willing to lose through our individualistic approach to recovery. To learn more about how we address the specific needs of our clients, call us today at (737) 237-9663.