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Transitional Living for Long-Term Recovery

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Early recovery is a challenging time for even the most committed individuals. There are many pitfalls that men and women must be cognizant of if they are going to avoid relapse. However, with a strong support network and a safe living environment, it’s possible to achieve a year of sobriety and beyond.

In treatment, counselors and clinicians equip clients with tools for protecting their recovery after treatment. Still, problems can arise after discharge, even if one has new skills for living life on life’s terms.

Choosing to begin the journey of addiction recovery in a treatment center is beneficial in several ways. It gets men and women out of their normal environments: places that they associate with their drug and alcohol use. In rehab, people escape the influences of their previous using partners. Instead they are in the company of others with whom they share common goals.

After 30, 60, or 90 days in the safety of an addiction treatment center, many individuals are trepidatious about returning to their homes. Previous living arrangements may not be safe, or one may not feel strong enough to resist the temptation to use if triggers arise. Fortunately, there are options for people who are ready to leave treatment but are not prepared to return home.

Transitional Living for Long-Term Recovery


The Haven at Pismo believes in providing clients with a full continuum of care, from detox to aftercare. The latter can be different from one person to the next, but many will decide that transitional living arrangements are the best course of action following discharge.

What is transitional living? Sometimes referred to as sober living, transitional living homes are safe spaces for people in early recovery. Individuals have much more freedom and less supervision than they had while in treatment, but they have a protective layer of support if problems are encountered.

Those who opt for transitional living reside with others who are new to recovery. Being around people who share your goals can boost and strengthen your recovery if you decide to go this route. Such environments are ideal for practicing accountability; you will have a schedule and will be inclined to stick to it. You are accountable to both your housemates and a house manager who will keep an eye on your progress.

In early recovery, it can be hard to tell if you are veering from the course. Being surrounded by others in recovery means you will get feedback that could prevent you from slipping back into old behaviors. During this time, you attend outside meetings and will forge bonds with like-minded people who may become life-long friends and allies as you travel the road to a happy destiny.

Transitional Living at The Haven


After residential treatment, many of our clients will step down to The Haven’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Clients who choose this route are provided the opportunity to live in our transitional living home. Residents are able to practice what they learn in treatment in a real-world environment and have the benefit of structured support along the way.

Please contact us today to learn more about the full continuum of care offered at The Haven. Our programs, services, and serene location make The Haven the perfect place to renew to your best today.