Halfway Houses

  • Serenity Lodge
    • Nicholson Pennsylvania 18446
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  • Real Recovery Of Asheville
    • Asheville North Carolina 28804
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  • Infinite Sober Living
    • Candler North Carolina 28715
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  • The Bridge
    • Delray Beach Florida 33483
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  • Changing Gaits Inc
    • Brook Park Minnesota 55007
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    changing gaits inc
  • Goodfellas Recovery
    • West Palm Beach Florida 33401
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    Goodfellas Recovery
  • The Gorham Fellowship, Inc.
    • Bridgeport Connecticut 06606
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    The Gorham Fellowship, Inc.
  • Angie's House
    • Cottonwood Arizona 86326
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    Angie's House
  • Recovery Zones
    • Delray Beach Florida 33483
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    Recovery Zones
  • By The Sea Recovery
    • Encinitas California 92024
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    By The Sea Recovery
  • Terra Firma Recovery1
    • Boca Raton Florida 33487
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    Terra Firma Recovery1
  • Terra Firma Recovery11
    • Boca Raton Florida 33487
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    Terra Firma Recovery11
  • Terra Firma Recovery 1
    • Boca Raton Florida 33487
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    Terra Firma Recovery 1
  • Silver Linings Recovery Homes
    • Asheville North Carolina 28806
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    Silver Linings Recovery Homes
  • The Lagasse Family Foundation
    • Sarasota Florida 34237
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    The Lagasse Family Foundation
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Halfway Houses - FAQs

  • What is a halfway house (also spelled half way house)?

    A halfway house is a facility that accommodates individuals battling alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness and similar disorders. Some half way houses may specialize in different areas, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, or released prisoners. The court may order residency in a halfway house for individuals on parole, probation or those who are recently released. Some prisoners need to condition themselves in a supervised setting before going back to the normal world outside the prison.

    A halfway house imposes strict regulations for its residents in order to mitigate the chances of relapse. Residents are required to sign the house rules contract that includes the policy against bringing alcoholic drinks and prohibited drugs, and requires the adherence to curfew and similar rules. Noncompliance to the house rules subjects a resident to removal from the halfway house.

  • What is the difference between a halfway house and a sober house?

    A sober house is an inexpensive drug and alcohol- free environment where the alcoholic or drug addict can obtain support from peer groups. In general, the rules at a halfway house are stricter than the rules at a sober house (sometimes called a 3/4 house).It provides a positive environment for recovering addicts and alcoholics to receive the emotional support they need from residents going through the same experiences. Experts agree that both halfway houses and sober houses (also referred to together as recovery housing or transitional living) are very important tools to use in one's lifelong recovery journey.

    A halfway house imposes strict regulations for its residents in order to mitigate the chances of relapse. Residents are required to sign the house rules contract that includes the policy against bringing alcoholic drinks and prohibited drugs, and requires the adherence to curfew and similar rules. Noncompliance to the house rules subjects a resident to removal from the halfway house.

    Figure 1. Traits of residents in a halfway house.