The Value of Group Therapy During Outpatient Treatment

As part of our holistic approach to addiction treatment, Seastone offers an Outpatient Sober Living program for clients transitioning from higher levels of care to the “outside world.”  This program exists because of our deep commitment to our clients’ long term recovery.  Our faith is bolstered by the lifelong benefits clients accrue in this setting.

The Power of Home

The notion of home is very important to the addict or alcoholic.  No matter how good, bad, or indifferent conditions were as they grew up, addicted persons typically feel rootless and lonely.  Addressing this distressing emptiness is a crucial part of the recovery process.

This is one of the chief functions of outpatient sober living.  By providing structure, support, and a feeling of home, the sober house helps fill the emptiness that keeps people addicted.  With this foundation in place, clients leave the program with a vastly different outlook on themselves, the world, and their place in it.

What is Outpatient Sober Living at Seastone?

Essentially, a sober house is a communal living space for addicts or alcoholics.  Seastone personnel are involved in managing the house, but to some extent the residents manage themselves.  Sober living allows newly recovered persons to regain their independence gradually, in a safe and supportive environment.

While living in the sober house, residents are expected to work, continue treatment, and perform housekeeping duties.  They’re accountable not only to themselves, but to one another as well.  This teaches the value of healthy social relationships, especially the benefits of reasoned conflict resolution.

Recovering persons are able to form deep and rewarding bonds in the sober house setting.  These bonds go a long way toward providing the much needed feelings of home and belonging, as residents become truly invested in one another’s lives and begin to see the incredible power of one addict helping another.