Infinite Recovery operates a number of sober living homes in Austin, Texas for individuals who are newly sober and seeking additional support and accountability for their recovery journey. Our sober living program is open to clients transitioning out of our residential treatment or partial hospitalization programs as well as clients who have transferred to us from another drug rehab center.
All prospective clients need to call our admissions line and undergo a screening process before admission into our sober living program. Current clients have the option to step down into sober living after completing our residential or partial hospitalization programs and remain in sober living during IOP and outpatient care.
Infinite Recovery strives to create safe, stable, and supportive sober living environments that provide a high level of accountability and support. Clients staying at one of our sober living homes in the Austin area can expect:
Each client in our sober living program is assigned a roommate for additional accountability and each home has a live-in house manager as well as a sober living program coordinator. During their stay, clients have full access to home amenities and can come and go as they please while following certain expectations and rules.
Some of the house rules residents need to abide by include:
It is also strongly encouraged that residents participate in outside meetings and support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step groups.
Getting sober is just the first step to addiction recovery. Maintaining sobriety and creating a life worth staying sober for is a lengthy and complex process and greatly depends on an individual’s ability to meet core needs—such as housing, employment, community, accountability and a sense of purpose. The lack of a stable and substance-free environment can derail recovery, even for those who are highly determined to stay sober. 
A sober living home provides a drug-free and alcohol-free space with a built-in support system. It can be a valuable stepping stone for individuals transitioning out of a treatment program. Some of the benefits afforded by sober living apartments and houses include:
Studies have found that positive peer pressure and social support around drug and alcohol abstinence can have a positive effect on a person’s long term sobriety. Individuals who have support networks with a high number of sober individuals and peers in recovery have been shown to have better outcomes in the years following addiction treatment. 
Humans are biologically wired to function in groups and want to establish a sense of belonging in those groups. When individuals in recovery surround themselves with friends and family members who are sober or who support their sober lifestyle, they have a lower chance of relapsing or reverting to old, unhealthy patterns and coping mechanisms. Sober homes provide this type of healthy support system and recovery community, which can help create a firm foundation for lasting sobriety.
Sober environments like Infinite Recovery’s sober living homes provide an additional layer of accountability for those recovering from substance use disorders. Residents are tested regularly for any drugs or alcohol in their system, and sobriety is a condition of living in the home. A dedicated house manager ensures that residents are following guidelines and maintaining a sober environment.
Residents in sober homes also share close quarters with peers who can recognize the signs of drug and alcohol use. This provides a level of accountability but also one of support. Newly sober individuals sometimes feel that they can be best understood by other addicts.
Following inpatient addiction treatment, an individual may be unclear about their next steps regarding their living situation, employment, or close relationships. During the process of becoming sober, they may have identified that some situations (such as their family environment) are not helpful to their sobriety or might be enabling addictive behavior. Early sobriety is often a time of transition and of creating new habits, lifestyles and relationships that support sobriety. Because of this, a sober living home provides a convenient and stable resting place for those who are figuring out their next step.
If you are interested in sober living in Austin, or are researching sober living homes in Central Texas, speak with a member of our admissions team to see if Infinite Recovery would be a good fit for you.
Sober living homes and halfway houses both provide transitional housing and substance-free environments, but they differ in several key ways. Halfway houses are often funded or supplemented by the government while sober homes are privately funded, primarily by the residents’ rent payments. Halfway houses may also limit the length of time a person can stay and require that residents be enrolled in a formal treatment program.  Finally, halfway houses are not always specific to those in recovery for a substance use disorder. They can also provide accommodations for those recovering from psychiatric breaks and mental health disorders as well as those with criminal backgrounds or who have been recently incarcerated.
Infinite Recovery operates several sober living houses in the Austin area. If you or a loved one are seeking a safe and supportive sober living environment in South Austin, Central Austin, North Austin, or elsewhere in Central Texas, reach out today. We accept both new clients and those who have been through one of our other levels of care, such as our residential rehab program.
To begin the process, reach out to our admissions team for a confidential screening. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and determine if Infinite Recovery sober living is a good fit for you or your loved one. If not, we would be happy to further resources to support you in your recovery process.