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10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House

Living in a halfway house is its own special beast. It’s definitely a good idea to move into a halfway or sober house before getting your own place or moving back home but, there are definitely some interesting things that go on. Here are 10 ridiculous things that could only happen in a halfway house.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: someone shooting up/drinking in the closet

This is totally ridiculous and so-not-normal…to other people but, to those of us living in or having lived in a halfway house, this is sadly a reality.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: adults sneaking out a window at night

You’re climbing out of your window or over the balcony of your halfway house and it suddenly occurs to you: I am a friggin’ adult why am I acting like a horny teenager? Well, figuratively speaking, you kind of are that horny kid you once were perhaps a long time ago, or not so long ago.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: having to hide your food

This is crazy. Your halfway house shouldn’t be like a cold-weather shelter in NYC where, you awake to find someone has stolen your shoes. The sad reality though, is that your sketchy-ass roommates will eat all your food if you’re not careful. It really sucks when you’re craving that cereal you just bought yesterday or those leftovers from the restaurant last night only to find that someone helped themselves to YOUR food.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: 9PM curfew at 30 years old

You haven’t had a curfew since the age of 17 yet, you’re now a grown-ass woman or man and you have to be in bed by a ridiculously early hour.

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10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: having to hide your clothes

Even your dirty ones. When I lived in a halfway house, there was this ratchet-ass girl who would wear her roommate’s dirty clothes, and I’m not just talking tops and pants – she would wear the roommate’s dirty underwear. You read that right. And… Nope.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: being woken up at 3 am by a stranger…

…and told you have to go pee in a cup. Oh, and then you have to be watched as you do it. Yeah, this would probably sound pretty ridiculous to most people but, those of us who have experienced halfway-living know that this is totally a reality.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: being woken up by sex sounds…in your room

This is quite typical of living in a halfway house. You’re fast asleep when you slowly become aware of sounds coming from the other side of your room. You’re now awake and can make out some movement in the dark. What’s…what’s going on? Oh, it’s just your roomie smashing their boo. Awesome. You have basically one of two options: roll over and cover your head with your pillow or drag your blanket and pillow to the couch in the living room.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: your roomie suddenly disappears but all of their stuff remains

This actually happens a lot. Whether they relapsed or got kicked out, you might never see the person again and now all of their belongings are your belongings.

10 Ridiculous Things That Could Only Happen in a Halfway House: Drama

It’s like living in a real-life soap opera. Think: high school times 10.

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