Deciding whether to go into a sober living facility is a big decision. The next one would be to decide which one and where. Each city and state has its own list of choices. But have you ever thought of entering into a sober living in another state? What about Iowa? Iowa you might say? Why not Iowa? It may be one of the best decisions you could have made in regards to your recovery efforts. If that is what you have to decided to do, you may have thought to yourself “How can I find sober living in Iowa?
If you live in another state other than Iowa, you may have to start your search online. Simply type in “sober living in Iowa” and see what comes up in your results. Visit each facility's website and gather as much information about their program and living arrangements as you can. You probably already have a list of criteria that you would like them to meet. Compare the amenities that they offer with the “must haves” on your list and go from there. Of course there may be some things that you may have to live without for a while like home cooked meals. Most places that feed masses of people prepare things that comes in cans and are sold in warehouse type stores. So try not to get hung up on thinking that there will be gourmet meals served to the residents at sober homes in Iowa. Remember that you are there to get better and learn skills that will help you to get on in the real world long after you leave there.
You can also call a few referral services to see if you can get some guidance on which sober living houses are most likely to fit into your agena. They are experts in their field and most likely know all the ins and outs and can offer you some direction and a place to start. They may even know of certain sober living homes that are a little more affordable than some of the others if that is a concern for you. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to call each potential sober living in Iowa yourself and ask them directly. It is always best to get the information straight from the source. Their policies are subject to change from time to time.
Locating a suitable sober living place that you can live in isn’t hard to do but you do have to weed through all of the available options.