Avoiding drugs and alcohol is much easier when you are constantly being looked after. There are always counseling sessions to attend, 12-Step meetings to go to, group discussions and a variety of other activities that continually keep you focused on recovery and pleasantly occupied, as well.
The strong sense of community among the residents is created from sharing a firm commitment to recovery. Clients work together using skills learned in treatment to support one another in early sobriety. Adjusting to life in the outside world can be a serious challenge for the newly sober addict or alcoholic and a healthy sober living environment can be invaluable to successful recovery.