Many people who are recovering from addiction are lonely. They may have family members and friends who have deserted them because of their addiction. Loneliness can compel people to start drinking and using drugs again. Recovery homes give people the opportunity to meet like-minded people.
Everyone in a recovery home knows what it is like to struggle with cravings and lose control. They know what it is like to disappoint others. Additionally, they know what it is like to want to change and struggle to make the necessary changes.
People can share their stories with others and encourage them. They can get support that they may not be able to get from family members and friends. It can be hard for someone who is dealing with an addiction to relate to someone who never struggled with it.
Not only do people have the support of other recovering addicts, but they also have the support of staff members. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.