Sober Living For Residents of Houston: Choose Resurgence

Recovery, and learning to live a sober life is a very individual process that is different for everybody. Sober living homes in Houston, Texas, are especially important for those who have completed residential treatment but don’t feel that they have a stable home environment to return to. A lack of a stable, alcohol-and drug-free environment can be a huge obstacle for sobriety after rehab, even for highly motivated people.

Sober living homes are also a good choice for those who want an intermediary step between inpatient rehab and returning to completely independent living. They offer structure, support, and ensure you won’t feel alone or lost during recovery. You can reinforce the lessons you learned in rehab, and develop healthy coping skills while transitioning back to everyday life. Social and environmental factors are important in recovery success, and a sober support system will help you avoid feeling isolated and improve your chances of staying sober.

Often, residents will have to take drug tests, participate in programs, and demonstrate efforts toward long-term recovery. Some homes have 24-hour, on-site medical care, with psychiatric nurses, and licensed clinical social workers. High- accountability homes are strict, with a high level of structure, and a schedule and activities facilitated by staff. This is a good option for someone with a history of relapse. Traditional sober living homes have a combination of freedom and structure. You can come and go as you like, returning to daily tasks and responsibilities. Living in a sober home will keep expectations high, provide peer support, and offer structure, and scheduled activities in a substance-free environment.

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Living in a sober home can promote lasting recovery. If you have concerns about staying alcohol- and drug-free on your own after your inpatient rehabilitation, you should move into a sober home. Resurgence can refer you to a number of homes, many of which will allow you to come and go as you please, as long as you follow certain rules, like:

  • No drugs, alcohol, violence, or overnight guests
  • Active participation in recovery meetings
  • Random drug and alcohol tests
  • On-time fee payments
  • Curfews
  • Involvement in either work, school, or an outpatient program
  • Participating in house chores and attending house meetings

Violations of the rules will have consequences, depending on the facility and the violation. Living in a sober home, you will be expected to be responsible for yourself, which is an important step in recovery, because many times, addiction will cause people to act irresponsibly.

These rules may seem tough, but combined with the support and community found at Resurgence, you will be able to maintain and commit to a healthy, independent, sober lifestyle.

Benefits of Sober Living with Resurgence

Counseling and therapy are beneficial beyond inpatient care, and Resurgence’s outpatient and alumni programs give access to these services. Support is also given from one another in the house, and you can make new friends committed to sobriety, and help others along the way.

A sober living home can help you with things like finding a job, finding housing after treatment, making amends to people who were affected by addiction, and transitioning back to life in an unstructured environment, in a new and healthy way.

Why Choose Resurgence for Sober Living?

Resurgence is one of the top-rated rehab facilities for people living in Houston, Texas. Addiction recovery does not stop once you leave rehab in Houston. While living in a sober home, you will remain an alumnus of Resurgence, and will always be connected with a positive and sober community. We host alumni activities like group outings, barbecues, and reunions, and the alumni community fosters healthy, sober friendships, and offers continued support, long after completing treatment.

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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Women’s Sober Living

Although every person is unique, relationships between men and women can be complicated, especially if there is a history of trauma or abuse, or there are needs such as childcare. Women face specific, gender-based issues, and many women have different underlying issues than men when it comes to addiction.

Some benefits of staying in a women’s only sober living facility include:

  • Feeling more free to express emotion together and relate to one another
  • It may be easier to have a deep level of communication and understanding with other women
  • Some women feel safer without the presence of men in the home
  • An environment that fosters female empowerment, to build confidence and skills to live independently throughout recovery
  • An environment that avoids stereotyping and sexual harassment, that will ensure women’s needs aren’t silenced or ignored or deemed a “woman’s problem”
  • Gender-specific stigmas associated with women and addiction can be addressed

Men’s Sober Living

Men face their own specific issues when it comes to addiction recovery. A men’s only sober living home can eliminate distractions, as the sole focus in recovery should be staying sober and building skills and foundations for independent living.

Some benefits of staying in a men’s only sober living facility include:

  • Learning to deal with fractured relationships in positive ways through peer support, from a male perspective
  • Men may feel safer discussing emotional issues or trauma in a men-only environment instead of around women
  • Men can build a strong, personal network together, and form like-minded, sober friendships, without the need for drugs or alcohol.
  • Addiction can affect sexuality, mental health, physical health, and involve violence and crime, topics which some men may not feel comfortable sharing with women
  • Men, in particular, may have violent outbursts, compulsive behavior, and competition in the early days of recovery, so it may be safer for women and other populations to be separated so they can work on their own issues without worry
  • Men can join a community of other men to combat stigma and perceptions of weakness and “unmanliness” around losing control of their lives and know they are not alone
  • Gender-specific stigmas surrounding men and addiction can be addressed

Whichever type of sober housing you choose to pursue, through Resurgence’s outpatient and aftercare programs, you will be supported and find a like-minded community to get you through whatever life throws your way.


The city of Houston was founded in 1937 and served as the temporary capital of the Republic of Texas within a year. Named after Sam Houston, of the Texas Army, who won independence from Mexico. In 1901, there was a large discovery of oil which led to significant industrial development for the city. The city has continued to expand over time, even opening a command post of U.S. Astronauts in the 1960s. Today the city holds a lot of history and many attractions for tourists.


Much of Houston was built on either forested land, marshes, or swamps. The terrain is mostly flat and marshy, which makes it prone to flooding. Downtown Houston stands only 50 feet above sea level, and the highest point in Houston is at 150 feet above sea level.


  • Humid Subtropical
  • Summer temperatures reach or past 90o F, high humidity results in higher apparent temperature
  • Winters are mild, with the average temperature of 53o F, with about 13 days per year with a low at or below 32o F
  • Ample rainfall, averaging 49.8 in annually


  • The 2020 U.S. census estimated Houston’s population at 2,304,280
  • Average income is $84,179
  • Median age is 33 years
  • Houston is the 4th largest city in the U.S.
  • Has the 3rd largest Hispanic population in the U.S., with about 400,000 undocumented immigrants in the area

Racial and ethnic populations are as follows:

  • Hispanic or Latino: 45.0%
  • Black or African American: 22.6%
  • Whites (Non-Hispanic): 24.4%
  • Asian: 6.8%

Local Government

Houston has a strong mayor-council government, with elected officials serving four-year terms

  • District A: Amy Peck
  • District B: Tarsha Jackson
  • District C: Abbie Kamin
  • District D: Caroyln Evans-Shabazz
  • District E: Dave Martin
  • District F: Tiffany D. Thomas
  • District G: Mary Nan Huffman
  • District H: Karla Cisneros
  • District I: Robert Gallegos
  • District J: Edward Pollard
  • District K: Martha Castex-Tatum
  • At-Large Position 1: Mike Knox
  • At-Large Position 2: David Robinson
  • At-Large Position 3: Michael Kubosh
  • At-Large Position 4: Letitia Plummer
  • At-Large Position 5: Sallie Alcorn

Houston City Hall is located at 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Law Enforcement

Education (private and public schools)

The Houston Independent School District is the seventh-largest school district in the U.S. with nineteen school districts, some of the schools include:

Private schools include:

Colleges and Universities include:

Economy (major industries or employers)

Houston’s economy is based primarily on the energy industry, particularly oil. Healthcare, biomedical research, and aerospace also make up a large sector of its industries. Some major companies in the Houston area include:

Transportation (buses, ships, airports, highways into the city)


Cruise Lines Departing from Houston:

Major Highways:


Bush Airport: #1 U.S. Airport, #1 Cleanest U.S. Airport, and COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award

Hobby Airport: #1 Most Improved U.S. Airport, Top 10 Cleanest Airport in North America, and Top 10 Best Airports in North America

  • Forbes ranked Houston among the top 12 destinations in the world (2017)
  • Travel + Leisure ranked Houston #9 in “America’s Most Attractive Cities” (2016)
  • Children’s Museum of Houston ranked #2 for “Best Museum for Families” by USA Today 10 Best (2017)

Notable Residents

  •       Wes Anderson, film director
  •       Beyonce, singer, songwriter, and actress
  •       Kenny Rogers, musician, and actor
  •       Hilary Duff, actress and singer
  •       Johnny Nash, singer-songwriter
  •       Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon
  •       George H.W. Bush, 43rd U.S. President
  •       Dr. Ellen Ochoa, engineer, and U.S. astronaut
  •       Simone Biles, gymnast
  •       Jimmy Butler, NBA basketball player
  •       George Foreman, boxer
  •       Richard Smalley, Nobel Prize in Chemistry recipient
  •       Renee Zellweger, actress
  •       Dan Rather, journalist
  •       Mike Jones, Rapper

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