Sober: not affected by a substance. Not inebriated
Living: the pursuit of a lifestyle of the specified type.
Sober living, a term coined mirroring themselves with halfway houses. Individual all reside together, have ground rules, expectations, and channel an extension of treatment into the community. A sort of stepping stone from treatment to full independence.
A bill introduced prohibit drug and alcohol recovery houses throughout Pennsylvania from discriminating against people with a physical or mental disability, including substance abuse disorders.
Jails typically will send recent released individuals to halfway houses and a revolving door occurs as recent released get caught up in a myriad of issues, and go back to the same prison they were in.
Similarly, treatment facilities send their clientele to sober homes, some of which are unregulated, the concept of ‘rack and stack’ spawns more issues. Beds are filled. Rooms and houses are over capacity. Individuals relapse and sometimes overdose and die, if it’s caught the individual is sent back to the same treatment center. Kickbacks are just the tip of the ice bergs.
Jails currently over capacity, a new push for first time non violent offenders to seek treatment as opposed to incarceration; interesting as they are now hemorrhaging bodies. Privatized jails potentially buying out sober establishments, dipping funds into treatment. Capitalizing on all ends. At all angles.