With Coronavirus/COVID-19 happening, people need to get sober without the help of treatment centers or a halfway house & sober living, or even AA, NA, etc.
If you’re currently sober and active in recovery, think back to when you first got sober. Maybe you went through a drug rehab center, or maybe some type of sober living home or possibly a halfway house/recovery home of some sort. On that first day of your sobriety, did you do it alone. On that first day did you choose, all by yourself, to not drink or use and instead take positive contrary action?
This period of time we’re living in is absolutely historic; it will be writtin about in all new history books until the end of time. Who knows, there may even be a movie or a Broadway production about it. However, this type of isolation for an alcohol or drug addict can be deadly? Whether they’re 30 years sober or still in active addiction and about to enter recovery, relapse is much more prevalent while isolated from others in recovery.
For us here at New Lyfe Solutions, the past couple of months have been very out of the ordinary. Recovery residences like sober living homes or halfway houses are unique and convenient, in that, they generally enable people to quickly move into a safe and clean environment, without any need for a lease nor a large initial payment. In lieu of the COVID-9 pandemic, the ability to let in new clients with just a day or two notice has been removed, thus forcing us to turn away a number of people who would have otherwise been a good fit for our recovery residences. However, our number one priority in operating this network of sober livings is to protect the clients currently living with us. No matter what a situation might be, whether an internal or external event, protecting the sobriety and safety of our clients, and the overall integrity of our halfway houses will always remain top priority, which means turning away potential new clients due to health concerns.
The silver lining with this pandemic is that it presented an opportunity to experience major change in early sobriety. A common theme among sponsors in AA, NA, etc. is to suggest to a sponsee, or even a friend, that they make no major decisions or changes in the first year of recovery. This of course was a case beyond control, but just the same it was an opportunity to experience an array of uncomfortable emotions, deal with them in a small group recovery setting, and continue remaining sober throughout the process. This one of the real values of living in a sober living home environment.
We wish everyone well during these trying times…
If there are any questions regarding this article or anything on this website, or if you would like more information on our sober living homes and halfway houses, please contact New Lyfe Solutions 7 days a week at (844) 463-9593. In the meantime we invite you to learn more about us and the various recovery services we offer and work with.