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 have used a “strong manager model” where house rules are developed and enforced by the house manager or owner. However, more contemporary sober living houses use a “social model approach” where clients are given leadership positions and encouraged to participate in making decisions that impact the management of the house.
Transitional living is also designed to help individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) transition from a treatment facility to their recovery journey. However, unlike a sober living house, transitional living focuses on treating the whole person. A transitional living house provides 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, we believe in addressing every area of our members’ lives to support them on their recovery journey. Through coaching and adherence to accountability, we can help our 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 keeping. Perfection is not and will never be the goal for your recovery.
Mistakes are a part of life, and you will stumble, but we will be here to guide you and support you as you find your footing. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the eight dimensions of wellness are crucial to the recovery process. The dimensions of wellness will help you find balance and blossom into a healthier you through awareness, acceptance, and commitment to the betterment of yourself.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
What Can Grace Recovery TX Offer Me?
We believe in the effectiveness of individualistic support. Each member is assigned a case manager and experiential coach to help her with her short-term and long-term goals. With the support of a case manager and coach, you 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 you are more likely to spend eight to 12 months at Grace Recovery TX as you commit to the creation of a life you want to take with you as you 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. In addition, two in-house managers run each house, and the homes range in size from three-client beds to ten-client beds.
Each house 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 you and your needs to place you in a house that best fits your stage of life to build community and fellowship with your fellow members.
- Houses three to four members
- One to two 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 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 medicine management
- Regular onsite coaches and case managers
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
- See your case manager and recovery coach regularly
- Meet with an academic or career advisor, as needed
- Hold yourself accountable for your in-house responsibilities
- Attend women-only recovery meetings with all the houses on Wednesday nights
At Grace Recovery TX, we meet you exactly where you stand on your recovery journey, following an individualist approach. We are your guides on this journey, but you will make the choices that inform 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 with you as you create a life you are not willing to risk through our individualistic approach to support. To learn more about how we approach the particular needs of women, call us today at (737) 237-9663.