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Project

Evidence Based Sober Living Houses: A Multi-level Analysis

Project Director(s)

Douglas Polcin

The essential characteristics of sober living houses (SLHs) include provision of an alcohol and drug free living environment and social support for abstinence. Our ongoing and previous studies have shown that individuals residing in SLHs experience a variety of benefits, including improvements in health, psychiatric symptoms, employment, and legal problems. This new study will examine the relative influences of neighborhood characteristics, social environment within the houses, and physical characteristics of houses on 12-month outcomes.