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Sober Living in Fort Myers

When a person completes rehab, it’s easy to think that everything will return to normal and that they will go back to their life before addiction, but sadly this is not the case. Addiction doesn’t end simply because a person goes through rehab. Rehab is just the first step in the journey of recovery. Most addicts need continued help and support once treatment ends in order to rebuild their life from the damage that addiction has caused. Not only can addiction destroy relationships, it can cause health problems, legal problems, and financial problems. It can take years of work to undo all of this damage. 

That’s why sober living is an important step for many once they complete their addiction treatment program. Sober homes in South Florida provide those in recovery with a safe place to stay and access to vital resources they need to start rebuilding their lives. Some people aren’t ready to return to family or have no family to return to, and having a safe place to stay can make the difference between rebuilding their life and becoming successful, and continuing to relapse. 

Calusa Recovery believes in giving our clients the best chance at a long-term recovery as possible. Our aftercare services provide access to South Florida sober living as well as support groups, 12-step programs, job and education assistance, and much more. 

Calusa Recovery is a Fort Myers drug and alcohol rehab center, offering addiction, mental health, and dual diagnosis treatment in South Florida.

What is Sober Living?

Sober living is a type of housing for those in recovery from addiction. It is usually offered to those who have completed rehab and need a place to live as they transition back into society. Even those with homes or families typically choose to go to sober living after rehab in order to work on rebuilding the parts of their life that were damaged due to addiction. The term “halfway house” was used in the past to identify sober living facilities because they were considered halfway between rehab and returning to society. However, sober living facilities are much more than a place to live and have a large number of benefits to people living in them beyond just a safe place to stay. There are even different types of sober living facilities depending on specific needs. You can talk with people at your treatment facility to find one that works for you to meet the needs you have when you exit rehab. 

Opting for sober living rather than returning to your everyday life after rehab is a good decision as there can sometimes be triggers and reasons for a person to relapse found in their everyday life and until the person is ready to face those issues, it is best to stay away from them and continue focusing on their recovery.

Calusa Recovery helps clients of all types find South Florida sober living. We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to recover and a fair and equal chance to recover from their addiction and rebuild their life.

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Calusa Recovery Programs


One of the first steps when seeking treatment for substance abuse is the detoxification process. Here you are medically supervised and managed through withdrawal process to rid the body of drugs & alcohol.

Residential inpatient treatment is when a client lives on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while receiving intensive inpatient treatment. Learn more about inpatient treatment and how it can help you on your journey.

The partial day program at Calusa Recovery combines the best of aspects inpatient and outpatient treatment to form a hybrid program that allows you to experience inpatient therapies on an outpatient basis.

Find out why the innovative intensive outpatient program at Calusa Recovery is your best choice when seeking an outpatient addiction treatment program in Ft. Myers, Florida. 

Our outpatient program will enable your professional life to become limitless. We offer the tools for you to become the best you can be while being sober! If you’re in Lee County, don’t wait another day to start your recovery.

The family program at Calusa Recovery is an integral part of our programming. Family therapy is an essential part of the recovery process because it allows members of the entire family system to learn how to recover as a unit while supporting their loved-one in recovery.

What Role Does Sober Living Play in Recovery?

Sober living plays a much bigger role in recovery than you may think. One of the most important things in recovery is finding stability and reducing stress. The most important thing to focus on is day-to-day sobriety and repairing the damage that addiction has done. It is impossible to do this if you are worried about day-to-day stressors like finding a place to live or being judged by others. 

Sober living gives recovering addicts a feeling of safety while they focus on what they are trying to rebuild. Sober living homes are generally located away from prying eyes and while a person is staying there they are held accountable for maintaining their sobriety, making the home a sort of continuation of the rehab process.

We know that just because a client completes treatment, that doesn’t mean they are ready to live a normal life or that they even have all the skills they need to deal with their addiction. Recovery is always an ongoing process. That’s why we have aftercare services besides sober living that can accompany the treatment process so that clients learn the skills they need to live without drugs and alcohol. 12-step programs, recovery coaching, and other support groups go hand in hand with sober living as a network of support for continuing recovery. 

The Benefits of Sober Living

We’ve talked a great deal about why sober living is an important part of the recovery process, but there are even more benefits to sober living than those we’ve already mentioned. 

First, sober living gives those in recovery a safe place to live, but that safe place to live has rules and guidelines similar to being in treatment. This is to make sure that residents maintain sobriety and are held accountable for their actions. 

Another benefit is that residents are around others like them who have been through treatment and are struggling to rebuild. This allows them to form a bond with people in a similar situation. This forms a sort of support group and can be very beneficial for the recovery process.

One last benefit that may get overlooked is that sober living facilities have programs aimed at helping residents stay sober and rebuild their lives at the same time. This includes access to 12-step or group therapy programs, access to educational and employment resources for those trying to go back to school or find a job and in some cases, even legal support to deal with legal issues that may have arisen due to addiction. 

    Chris T.

    I’ve been in recovery for over a year now and have met a lot of people along the way. Stuart and Wilbur are genuine about wanting to help someone struggling with alcohol or drugs. Me being one of them. I’ve seen a few sober houses along the way and Calusa recovery is by far the best sober living I’ve come across. They show you how to have fun in recovery and live life sober. The houses they have are awesome and clean! Highly recommend them. It changed my life!

      Nancy M.

      Calusa Recovery was recommended to us as being a top sober living home. Meeting Stuart, Wilbur, and the impeccable house confirmed this to be true. Stuart and Wilbur are truly invested in all aspects of their clients’ recovery. We value their collaborative approach with clients and family.

        Monta T.

        Calusa is a place that treats you like a real person with love and respect. They do outings together to have a great community environment. Calusa pushes you to be a responsible young man but does it in a way of caring and helping you find self love. Highly recommend for any young man wanting to take the next step to better himself and his future.

          Steven G.

          I feel so fortunate that I found Calusa Recovery. Calusa played a huge part in helping me maintain my sobriety. I enjoyed the people, the staff, and the living arrangements. Thank you so much for helping me get control of my life back. I could not have made these strides without Calusa Recovery.

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          Sober Living in Fort Myers

          If you’re ready to continue your recovery and you think sober living is the right choice for you, then there’s no better time than now to contact us at Calusa Recovery. Our experienced staff will help you with your recovery, whether you still need treatment or you’re looking for the right facility to continue your recovery journey. We will be there to help and support you throughout your journey so that once you return to your everyday life, you’ll be fully prepared to live without drugs or alcohol and be successful. Don’t let addiction rule your life any longer, get the help you need in Fort Myers today, call or visit Calusa Recovery.

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