Live Free SLH
A men’s halfway house or sober living home, such as the one available at Live Free Recovery, can serve as a low-intensity residential treatment facility. Many people choose to move into sober living homes as alternatives to going to residential treatment. These homes can provide moderate structure while residents attend intensive outpatient program (IOP) treatment or other outpatient addiction services.
Often, people prefer to live in an environment with others who are also working toward their recovery. While the costs of sober living environments may vary, some people prefer supportive housing over the expense and restrictions of residential treatment.
Why Go to a Gender-Specific Home?
Gender-specific homes address the needs of sober living for men and women in recovery. Although addictions affect people in many similar ways, men often have a number of obstacles and difficulties that are specific to their gender. Thus, recovering from a substance use disorder in a group of supportive, like-minded people, like fellow men, can make the process feel safer, more enjoyable, and in the end, more effective.
For example, men’s halfway house or sober living home residents are able to freely open up about sensitive issues that they might be uncomfortable discussing around women. Because addiction affects many aspects of a person’s life, men often have addiction stories that include sexual, physical, and mental health issues as well as violence and crime. The early days of sobriety are vulnerable times and it’s important to feel safe and unjudged when discussing these times, even if that means one has to be only with one’s gender to feel that way.
A men’s halfway house is also a benefit because it eliminates the distractions of sex and dating for heterosexual men, as these distractions can thwart recovery during the early days. A same-gender house may not eliminate these distractions for homosexual men, but it does give young men a chance to live with people that are more likely to understand what they’re going through.
Drug Use in New Hampshire
Given the lack of significant progress in the “war on drugs,” it’s fair to wonder where the higher rates of drug abuse are. A report in 2020 tried to answer the question by comparing drug use rates in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study revealed that New Hampshire ranks 18th in overall rates of drug abuse. Neighbor, Vermont, has the highest percentage of teenage drug users and adult drug users as well.
The Opioid Crisis
Even though other New England states such as Maine and Vermont are experiencing a spike in opioid-related deaths, NH ranks No. 2 in the country (behind West Virginia) for the number of opioid-related deaths relative to its population. However, it ranks No. 1 for fentanyl-related deaths per capita.
Fentanyl is an opioid that’s between 50 and 100 times stronger than heroin. It is believed to be responsible for the recent spike in overdoses. But while heroin is still circulating through the streets, fentanyl was involved in nearly two-thirds of the state’s drug deaths in 2015.
Sober Living at Live Free Recovery
At Live Free Recovery, we can offer you or your loved one a comprehensive treatment program with multiple levels of care, including our Sober Living Programs. Our men’s sober living residence is located in Manchester, NH. This beautiful old home has been completely modernized and furnished to provide a safe, comfortable environment to learn and recover.
In addition to our sober living homes, we also have a residential and two outpatient programs. Our medical professionals can provide medication-assisted treatment if necessary. Also, because we want you to be able to transition back to your family, we have family addiction counseling which helps mend family relationships that may have been broken.
At Live Free Recovery, we don’t leave anything to chance. Contact us today to learn more about our rehab facility and the services that it offers.