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Sober Housing for Inspire Recovery LGBTQ Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab.
In early recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction it is very necessary to surround oneself with a strong network of people who can be of support when it comes to staying clean and sober. Like-minded people who are going through the same thing, or have gone through it and emerged on the other side, are vital pillars to lean on in times of need, times of joy and all that comes in between. It is important that LGBTQ people recovering from addiction and alcoholism find LGBTQ affirming halfway and sober houses.
Often family members and friends who don’t suffer from the disease of addiction may be unable to comprehend the variables of the situation. For example, when an addict has a craving to use, it’s not a moral failing or a lack of willpower and resolve. It is a symptom of a disease. Having someone to converse with who truly understands what that means is a powerful comfort. It can be reassuring to know that one is not alone in their fight against their addiction. Addicts and alcoholics share a common bond of a shared experience of profound suffering. This allows for empathy and compassion among them. The fellowship and camaraderie between them can provide both a shoulder for support and a sympathetic ear to listen in troubled times, or a smile to laugh with in times of happiness. This is also true for the LGBTQ community. LGBTQ folks living in sober living with LGBTQ peers can relate and support one another in a way that is affirming and supportive. Living with LGBTQ peers is a key intervention to LGBTQ folks feeling comfortable and affirmed to express their authentic gender identity and sexual orientation.
Many LGBTQ addicts will be coming out of an isolated lifestyle of alienation. Human interaction and companionship is an important part of recovery. Oftentimes, following a stay in an inpatient facility, LGBTQ addicts and alcoholics will be unwilling to consider sober housing. They can be over-eager to return to their ordinary routines and familiar environment. Unfortunately, this decision frequently leads into reverting back to old behaviors and eventually relapse. As they say, “If nothing changes, nothing changes.” Nine times out of ten success in recovery depends on how willing someone is to make drastic changes in their patterns of living.
LGBTQ sober housing is a specified environment where growth and recovery with peers can be a palpable environment conducive to positive changes. As clients begin to reintegrate into a steady pace of life, LGBTQ sober house mates help each other out by: collectively taking care of housekeeping, getting to and from 12 step meetings, and finding employment and supporting each other as an LGBTQ peer in early recovery. An experienced LGBTQ house manager takes on a role of leadership and supervision. Safety and well-being is a common concern for all. All the LGBTQ house members are accountable for their behaviors and actions. Everyone helps each other to stay focused on short-term and long-term goals. And, of course, sobriety and continuing recovery are always the top priorities.
Inspire has sober living and halfway house accommodations to offer for the LGBTQ community. Our housing staff works with our clients when they arrive to find the living situation which will be most comfortable for each individual. There are several attractive options that all include a full kitchen, on-site washer and dryer for laundry and close proximity to grocery stores and 12-Step meeting locations. One house even has a pool that is open to all sober living clients. Often, housemates will forge lasting bonds with each other that last—and, in recovery, the more people you have in your corner providing support, the better. In fact, LGBTQ & sober peer support and community are important parts of any individual’s recovery path. At Inspire, we hope to strengthen peer relations by providing reliable house managers, transportation to a variety of 12 step meetings, organizing outings for clients on the weekends, and being present with any dynamics that need to be addressed.
Inspire Recovery is available to assist LGBTQ clients in finding safe and affirming housing while they are in our program. We are here to help you through every step of your transition back into your fulfilling productive lives. Give our admissions team a call today at 561-899-6088 to find out more.