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Halfway Houses

This transitional living situation can be helpful for alcoholics who are not ready to return to an independent life after leaving an inpatient facility. Clients are given the security of an organized daily format while living with others facing the same problems. Professional staff oversee day-to-day activities. Residents are expected to contribute by doing home-maintenance chores. They may assisted in finding employment or in honing their job skills.

Group meetings and individual counseling are provided, and educational intervention is provided as needed. Often residents attend self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous as a condition of residency. Halfway houses are usually characterized by a small number of residents and a short time period (three to twelve months) of residency.