There are several significant differences between Sober at Home and telehealth programs. First, Sober at Home is online, but not a telehealth service. We provide information, education, support and encouragement. Telehealth is prescribed treatment, which requires providers adhering to documentation and regulatory requirements. All of the time spent by Sober at Home staff is with our clients.
Sober at Home focuses on live groups as our primary mode of service delivery. Many other programs rely solely on video and/or workbook content. Sober at Home also offers a workbook which is an important adjunct to the services we provide, but it is not the primary method of delivering our services.
No, Sober at Home is a program that assists people who are interested in testing the waters of recovery, as well as for those who know they are ready to quit using substances. Sober at Home may also be a place for individuals who are already sober but are looking for ongoing sober support. We are invested in your sobriety, and we will meet you where you are.
Sober at Home is an alternative to traditional treatment, and does not accept health insurance. Our goal is to deliver high quality services that are affordable for everyone who wants help getting and staying sober.
Sober at Home, Inc. is also FSA approved, so you can use your pre-tax dollars to pay for your subscription.
We accept all major credit cards.
No, Sober at Home is a treatment alternative. Sober at Home does endorse 12-step program participation, but our services are professional. You do not need to be a part of a 12-step program to participate at Sober at Home.
The Sober at Home calendar will show all open and closed groups offered. Based on your recommended phase after completing the questionnaire, you can decide which groups work for you. The calendar will include times throughout the day and week to work with any schedule.
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One benefit of the Sober at Home model is that it is perfect for those who are in need of help for substance use disorders but are unwilling or unable to attend more formal treatment. Our schedule lends itself to those who work as we offer groups at all times of day. Allowing individuals to get the help they need in the comfort of their home reduces stigma associated with going in to brick-and-mortar programs. Unfortunately, many of these programs are filled with people who are unmotivated, actively using or selling drugs.
Programs that accept health insurance are required to meet documentation requirements of the insurance company, and the insurance company determines whether a person needs treatment. The Sober at Home model puts you in control of how much help you want, and all time spent in the program is clinically driven, not documentation driven. Additionally, we believe that paying for your treatment provides a layer of incentive to take the program seriously. Many people rely on insurance as a safety net that may actually contribute to further use with the knowledge that they can simply rely on their insurance company to pay for additional treatment.
Sober at Home conducts a brief assessment to determine which phase of the program most closely match the needs of the individual. Click here to see the different programs offered.
Closed groups have specific starting and ending dates. It also means that participants who start the group, go through the program together, building cohesiveness with peers trying to accomplish similar goals. Open groups are open to anyone wants to join, and these groups are offered at varying times.
As individuals complete a phase of the program, they continue to logical step-down phases, which are less intense. Open groups are available but are not required. They offer additional opportunities for support.
Unlike some other programs, Sober at Home offers assistance for anyone struggling with a substance use disorder, regardless of the substance.
No. If you want or require medications to assist you with getting sober, you are recommended to find a provider to help you with that part of your sobriety journey, in addition to the appropriate phase of Sober at Home. You may find help with this on our Resources page.