A substance-free home is vital to the success of individuals in early recovery. This experience is backed
by research. A two year study conducted by researchers at DePaul University found that individuals who
entered sober housing after substance abuse treatment discharge (2006) “had significantly lower
substance use, significantly higher monthly income, and significantly lower incarceration rates”
compared with individuals who left treatment to a “usual-care condition (i.e., outpatient treatment or
self-help groups).” (Leonard A. Jason, 2006) Recovering alcoholics and addicts who have access to
sober housing not only become healthy, they become productive and valued citizens.
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Leonard A. Jason, B. D. (2006, Vol. 96, pp1727–1729.). An examination of main and interactive effects of
substance abuse recovery housing on multiple indicators of adjustment. American Journal of Public
Health, 96, 1727-1729. doi:doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2007.01846.x