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Transitional Living in Massachusetts

Transitional Living

After you complete your inpatient or residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, transitional living can prove very helpful as the final step in your journey to complete abstinence and recovery for the long term.

These days, transitional living facilities are setup to promote well-being, stability, and safety for individuals who are in transition from an inpatient or outpatient rehab program but who are not yet ready to start living on their own entirely.

Although there are many approaches to this final phase of rehab; The goal will be to help you reintegrate into your life comfortably once you are done with rehab and detox.

Having said that, transitional living will give you the support you require to start repairing any broken relationships with loved ones, friends, and family. It might also assist you with job training and placement and ensure that you develop and stick to clearer, more realistic recovery decisions after rehabilitation.

Understanding Transitional Living

Transitional living homes or centers operate in the form of group-oriented housing where you need to adhere to rules and policies that are strictly drug and alcohol free.

Participants therefore may also be required to attend regular group and individual counseling meetings. In return, you will receive a comfortable living quarters as you continue your rehab, complete courses to help you find work, and develop vital life skills.

This type of treatment is also focused on preventing relapse but it might also provide a whole slew of other services, such as GED assistance, life skills courses, and career counseling. In living this way, therefore, you will enjoy numerous benefits.

Who Needs Transitional Living?

Transitional living works well for anyone who is early in drug and alcohol recovery or who has just checked out of a rehabilitation facility. At this stage, your life may feel very uncertain particularly because abstinence can be a significant change in your life. As such, you may may have anxiety about the future and feel that you may relapse.

In addition, your living atmosphere may exacerbate the matter more. For example, you may still be uncertain about where you should live after completing rehabilitation - particularly if your family is no longer an option. Similarly, you may discover that you have no clean or reliable friends and family members you can look to for a place to live.

When this is the case, you will find that transitional living may offer the most ideal solution.

Benefits Of Transitional Living

Most transitional living arrangements have a lot to offer you. For instance, they are designed to offer the accountability and structure that is essential in helping you maintain your sobriety and finally making the change back into society.

Some of the benefits that come with living at such a home include:

  • Accountability
  • Assistance with completing a course
  • Development of essential life skills to teach you more ideal patterns of behavior and thinking
  • Emotional support
  • Assistance with finding a new job
  • Support for any co-occurring issue

Further, transitional living will typically require you to complete some household tasks, take part in group counseling sessions, and be a responsible and productive member of the community.

As one makes the transition out of rehab - whether on an inpatient or outpatient basis - you may discover that you respond more ideally to the accountability that is mandated by the transitional living home, than you would to the demands, pleas, and requests from members of your family or friends.

Duration Of Transitional Living

How long a stay lasts at most transitional living homes varies from 6 to 18 months, or perhaps longer. The home might also range in terms of size and offerings from small facilities with 15 to 20 recovering participants to bigger homes that can house up to 40 or so individuals.

At the home, you will most likely receive 2 meals each day, along with many of the same amenities you would typically find in your own home - such as shared recreational centers and laundry services and/or facilities.

The goal of this type of rehabilitation is to offer the supportive and nurturing environment where you can learn how to start living free of all drugs, as well as any other intoxicating substance you might be tempted to start using.

How Transitional Living Works

Drug and alcohol abuse and alcoholism may severely affect your well-being, happiness, and overall health and wellness. Because of your addiction, you are highly likely to lose your home, finances, career, or even push away your close friends and members of your family.

Because of this, if you decide to return back to your normal life, you may encounter various struggles - particularly if you have no informal or formal support group or safety net. Because of this, any small thing can trigger you and cause a relapse onto alcohol and drugs again.

While in recovery from drugs and substance abuse, therefore, it is ideal that you build and maintain a sober and very independent life. This is how transitional living comes in - to reduce the risk/opportunity for relapse and (by so doing) ensure your successful recovery in the long term.

Although seeking rehabilitation for substance abuse is the important initial step you need to take towards a life that is healthy and sober, relapse rates are quite high. This means that it might not actually be enough to stay a month or two at a rehabilitation program for you to finally get a grip on abstinence and stay the course. This is because inpatient treatment centers are quite arduous and different for some people.

Since the atmosphere is safe and controlled, it is not likely that you will encounter any distracting elements, triggers, or temptations to begin abusing alcohol and drugs. Additionally, everyone in the facility will support your recovery. Therefore, all that will be needed of you is to remain focused and continue striving to get healthy.

Also, you might not understand that stressful factors like attempting to regain your old job or find a new one, dealing with family and friends - particularly those you had fallen out with when you were still using - as well as dealing with your depleting finances may all cause you to relapse.

Therefore, after you leave the rehabilitation and treatment facility, you might find it useful to check into a transitional living facility. This way, you will continue receiving rehabilitation informally and working towards conquering your substance abuse problem.

In closing, transitional living is a savvy approach to addiction recovery. It focuses on achievement, opportunity, and hope. If you - or a loved one - have been considering this form of care, you should definitely take the time to find the right one - particularly one that will meet and exceed your expectations and help you complete your addiction treatment. If you do this, you should finally be able to adjust to a life free of alcohol and drugs.

Centers in Massachusetts

Caspar Inc
3 Summit Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 2143
Sheehan Womens Program
365 East Street
Tewksbury, Massachusetts 1876
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, Massachusetts 2478
Psychological Center
582-584 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, Massachusetts 1841
Behavioral Health Network Inc
89 Belmont Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 1108
Caspar Inc
16 Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 2143
GAAMHA Inc
171 Graham Street
Gardner, Massachusetts 1440
Caspar Inc
11 Russell Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 2140
Right Turn
440 Arsenal Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 2472
Bay Cove Human Services
61 Redfield Road Building 115
South Weymouth, Massachusetts 2190
Middlesex Human Service Agency Inc
5 G Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2127
Steppingstone Inc
522 North Main Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 2720
Eastern Middlesex Alcoholism Services
12 Cedar Street
Malden, Massachusetts 2148
Project COPE Inc
66 Johnson Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 1902
Victory Programs Inc
566 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2118
Gandara Center Inc
33 Arch Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 1107
Catholic Charities
10 Hammond Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 1610
New Chapters
33 South Sixth Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
Behavioral Health Network Inc
59-61 St. James Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 1109
South Shore Recovery Home
10 Dysart Street
Quincy, Massachusetts 2169
Gandara Residential Services for Women
507 Appleton Street Suite 1
Holyoke, Massachusetts 1040
Granada House Inc
70 Adamson Street
Allston, Massachusetts 2134
Steppingstone Inc
979 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
Watershed Recovery Center for Women
148 Montague City Road
Greenfield, Massachusetts 1301
Brien Center
202 Bradford Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 1201
Rehabilitation and Health Inc
52 White Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2128
Harmony House
234 Earle Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2746
Hurley House
12 Lowell Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 2454
SMOC
44 Wilson Street
Hopkinton, Massachusetts 1748
Spectrum Health Systems Inc
861 Main Street
South Weymouth, Massachusetts 2190
Gavin Foundation Inc
54-58 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2127
North Cottage Program Inc
69 East Main Street
Norton, Massachusetts 2766
Sullivan House
65 Glen Road
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 2130
Caspar Inc
242 Highland Avenue
Somerville, Massachusetts 2143
Lowell House Inc
365 East Street
Tewksbury, Massachusetts 1876
New England Aftercare Ministries Inc
18 Summit Street
Framingham, Massachusetts 1702
Monarch House
252 County Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
Gosnold Inc
165 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, Massachusetts 2540
Jeremiahs Inn Inc
1059 Main Street P.O. Box 30035
Worcester, Massachusetts 1603
Boston Hamilton House Inc
25 Mount Ida Road
Dorchester, Massachusetts 2122
Community Healthlink Inc
142 Burncoat Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 1606
Banyan Treatment Center Mass LLC
66 K Concord Street
Wilmington, Massachusetts 1887
Gavin Foundation Inc
675 East 4th Street
Boston, Massachusetts 2127
EMH Recovery Inc
678 North Main Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 2301
Hope House Inc
8 Farnham Street
Roxbury, Massachusetts 2119
Steppingstone Inc
542 North Main Street
Fall River, Massachusetts 2720
ServiceNet Inc
53-57 Beacon Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts 1301
Hope House Inc
8 Farnham Street
Roxbury, Massachusetts 2119
Hairston House
25 Graves Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts 1060
Lahey Health Behavioral Services
100 Green Street
Lynn, Massachusetts 1902

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