Whether they are offered through a church or through secular organizations, sober living programs and halfway houses offer support and guidance for people who are trying to overcome an addiction and live a healthy, substance abuse free life. People who live in sober homes and halfway houses have certain rules to follow and they must contribute to the home by doing chores. Most importantly, residents must stay sober throughout their entire stay in the home.
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Why Substance Abuse Testing in Sober Living Homes?
A study conducted by the National Institute of Health on sober living houses concluded that alcoholics and drug addicts who go straight from rehabilitation to their old lives and ways are at high risk for relapse. Sober living homes bridge the gap between inpatient residential rehab facilities and unrestricted environment that they come from before entering a rehab center. Plenty of substance abuse addicts live in sober houses to help them transition from rehab to independent and drug free living.
A sober living house is not the same as a traditional rehab center where an intensive rehab and recovery program is offered and require their residents to follow stricter rules. Persons who stay in sober living facilities and halfway houses are allowed to come and go as they please as long as they follow rules. They can go to work or out to attend other activities as long as they are in by a certain time. People living in sober homes generally have to pay for their own rent and food. They are expected to stay clean and sober, so aside from periodic drug tests, residents are also subjected to random drug testing.
Structured living is essential; rules make recovering addicts feel comfortable and safe. The rules formulated by the facility help recovering addicts towards full recovery as they cover everything from addiction to methods of drug testing to scheduling of chores in the facility.
Mandatory Drug Testing for Halfway Houses
Employees of sober living homes can be largely classified under the occupation category and social services. Based on the latest statistics gathered by Substance Abuse Program Administration Association (SAPAA), people in this type of occupation are also susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse. In this connection and as compliance to state and federal laws, pre-employment drug testing is required. A basic background check screening will prove helpful too. Below is a table showing illicit drug and alcohol abuse among full time workers aged 18 to 64.
(Community and Social Services)
|All Occupations Average|
|Illicit Drug Use||4 %||8.2 %|
|Heavy Alcohol Use||2.8 %||8.8 %|
|Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse||1.4 %||2.6 %|
|Alcohol Dependence or Abuse||6.9 %||9.2 %|
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