Structured sober living is an aftercare program where individuals in recovery begin the reintegration process. They begin from residential/inpatient care to independent living. Our structured New Jersey sober living programs provide a stable foundation for residents to re-build their lives.
It’s a program that places focus on structure and accountability. It helps individuals succeed in recovery and adjust to living a normal day-to-day life. Aftercare is a crucial part of an individual’s treatment plan. Structured sober living is a key element of that process.
Ideally 6 to 12 months. Statistics show the longer someone stays engaged in treatment, the better chances they have to succeed. The typical length of stay at Dignity Hall is 6 months. However, it’s not uncommon for someone to stay for 12 months or more.
Our structured sober living homes in New Jersey become a second family to many individuals which has a profound effect on their recovery. Each of the residents looks out for each other and genuinely want recovery for their friends in the house as much as they want it for themselves.
We encourage residents to attend school and seek employment while living in structured sober living. Residents can attend work or school, as long as it does not interfere with their treatment program. School and work provide additional structure for the resident while living a productive life in their sober living home.
Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed. However, we consider cell phones and other devices a privilege. In cases where more structure is necessary, we may ask residents to forfeit their cell phones and other devices for an Orientation Period.
We believe it is important to focus on your new environment and socialize with the other members of the house during the initial 2 weeks of residency. Electronic devices, including cell phones, can be a distraction.
If the staff feels an individual’s phone is detrimental to their recovery the resident can be asked to turn over their phone to staff for a set period of time.
Dignity Hall does not accept health insurance to pay for sober living.
We accept cash, check, or money orders.
The number of residents per house varies. On average, there will never be more than 10 residents.
All Dignity Hall houses are supervised to ensure the safety of all our residents. Logistics Managers, commonly referred to as “LM’s” will be onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to assist with any resident-issues, transportation requests, and conflict resolution.
The staff at the house have training in conflict resolution, CPR, first aid, and NARCAN administration. They are responsible for checking chores, administering UAs, and providing transportation to and from 12-step meetings.
Residents are supervised while in the houses, however, they are allowed to go to work, attend 12 step meetings, and handle responsibilities outside of the house.
For the safety of all our residents, we do not allow visitors in the house. We will assist in arranging visitation at a safe location away from the house.
Each resident should bring at least two week’s worth of clothing, personal hygiene items, reading materials, notebooks, small personal items, and any medications you’re prescribed (excluding narcotics). We provide linens, pillows, blankets and towels, cleaning products, laundry detergent, and cookware. Coffee and coffee filters are provided. We suggest leaving valuables at your home, such as jewelry, large amounts of cash, and expensive electronics.
We search and examine all belongings upon intake. Please refrain from bringing any products that contain alcohol.
Still Have Questions Other Than Our Sober Living FAQs?
Do you still have questions after viewing the above sober living FAQs? Contact Dignity Hall today at 855.380.7560. Speak with a staff member about what to bring and ask any other questions you may have. We’re ready to help answer your sober living FAQs.