Rehab with a Sober Coach
The majority of those who have used a Sober Coach/Sober Companion to sober agree that, compared to an inpatient or outpatient treatment facility, a Sober Coach/Companion is more effective form of drug rehabilitation. Rehabilitation treatment centers, for the most part, cost thousands of dollars throughout the entire course of a patient’s treatment. The staff at these facilities need to take care of an entire facility full of clients trying to get clean. And, on top of the previously stated facts, there is very little one-on-one therapy or availability offered to the clients. Fortunately, despite the good intentions rehabilitation centers may have, there are more effective ways to get help, get sober and stay sober.
A Sober Coach/Sober Companion is an amazingly effective form of recovery from drugs and alcohol. With the client’s choice residence during his or her recovery, the hired Sober Coach/Sober Companion will stay at the client’s house for a previously agreed amount of time (through the detoxification period to a month), or, if the client chooses, to pay by the day until he or she feels their ready to be without their Sober Coach/Sober Companion. The Sober Coach will be available 24 hours a day, providing quality resources as effective as any rehabilitation treatment center.
With previous experience working or participating in inpatient or outpatient treatment centers, our Sober Coaches/Sober Companions understand the need for freedom that rehabilitation centers do not provide. For example, they will take the clients they are coaching through their recovery on individual activities that best fit the client’s interest. If they enjoy surfing, the Sober Companion will take them to the beach and, depending on the Sober Coach, will surf with them. Another example, if the client has a boyfriend/girlfriend (who the Sober Coach/Companion knows is sober), they will allow quality time with him/her. The goal of our Sober Coaches/Sober Companions is to make the client’s recovery program as personal and effective as possible, to give each client the resources to get sober, and stay sober.
Residential treatment centers help alcoholics and addicts start in their recovery however the most critical time in the recovery of all addictions occurs within the first 90 days of release from treatment. The standard 28 day program is adequate for clients entering the recovery process; in spite of this, research shows higher success rates for clients who spend extra time in a structured step-down program. Many clients cannot go to step-down programs because of life commitments such as raising kids, work, and school. Sober Mentors/Coaches can help clients adjust to this new way of life using the skills and tools learned in treatment.
Our Sober Companions will help you with the steps that are required to remain sober and deal with daily life. We can meet our client’s needs whatever they may be; our Companions bring both personal and professional experiences to help the newly recovering client. Our companions will act as a life coach and we will support you with making lifestyle changes and help you create a better quality of life. Our companions have all experienced working in the treatment area. From their expertise in recovery they will share their personal experience, strength and hope with you on a daily basis.
Our Sober Companions work with individuals at all stages of sobriety and will participate in whatever is recommended in the clients discharge plan. You could still be in a residential treatment center, outpatient treatment, sober living, in your home, in the process of being transitioned to your home from a treatment center or recently relapsed. Our sober companions will help the client catch up with missed time, building up life skills, building self-esteem and confidence with your new sober life.
Our Sober Companions are much more than a glorified babysitter. We will get in the “trenches” with you and help you get immersed into the recovery services available in your neighborhood.
Sober Companions will assist our clients with:
- Transitioning into your home environment
- Attending 12 step meetings in your neighborhood and integrating you into your local 12-step community
- Filling discharge medications
- Going to initial counseling sessions
- Helping you find a good solid sponsor that fits your needs
- Daily drug and alcohol testing
- Cleaning out your home for any unsafe substances or items
- Dealing with the difficulties of remaining sober
- Attending high stress events such as weddings, funerals, business meetings family gatherings
- Introducing you to healthy peers