After treatment for substance abuse, whether it is in hospital-based treatment programs, therapeutic communities, or recovery homes, many patients return to former high-risk environments or stressful family situations. Returning to these settings without a network of people to support abstinence increases chances of a relapse. As a consequence, substance abuse recidivism following treatment is high for both men and women. Alternative approaches need to be explored, and there are some promising types of recovery centers and transitional homes, such as those offered at Mariners Inn. Within this self-help communal living setting, recovering alcoholics were able to maintain employment, thereby reducing their need for government subsidies. Maintaining employment for recovering alcoholics may promote increased personal responsibility, which may impact self-efficacy beliefs.
We'd like to hear what you have to say about your journey in recovery and the steps you've taken to make a change, whether it be NA or AA meetings, Transitional living arrangements, in-patient or out-patient treatment, or the like.