“In the balance” as it’s known means that the addict is fully recovered and is on a permanent path toward a renewed life. “Sober” means that the addict has not been able to go back to drugs and alcohol and has decided to enter sober living. “Sober Living” means that the addict has determined that sobriety is more than just about keeping one’s head up even if one has been drinking too much lately.
“Transitional Housing”transitional living” is an alternative to traditional housing programs. “Transitional housing is meant to be short-term living arrangements intended to provide temporary and transitional assistance to individuals recovering from substance abuse alcohol addiction and mental illness usually for a number of months” according to the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. This service is usually offered by an alcohol and drug rehab facility or other residential treatment facility. For example The Interpersonal Services Center at University of Phoenix and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAPA) provide this service to those in Phoenix Arizona.
“The Pima County Office of Substance Abuse Services administers several transitional housing programs including the Pima County Temporary Housing Partnership Program which provides funding information services and referrals for transitional living and residential treatment facilities for people suffering from substance abuse alcoholism and other mental illnesses. The Pima County Office of Rehabilitation provides financial assistance for transitional housing short-term health care support and supportive housing referrals as well as assistance with employment placement education and training transportation and housing. To learn more about transitional housing services in the area call (602) 255-4111 or visit the Pima County Office of Rehabilitation website.