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Five Reasons You Need to Become a Certified Sober Companion

Five Reasons You Need to Become a Certified Sober Companion

Becoming a Certified Sober Companion is one of the most rewarding and challenging things you’ll ever do in your life. The rewards are self-evident: helping people with substance abuse problems get their lives back on track, being there for them when they need you the most, giving them hope when all seems lost.

But it’s not always easy to be a certified sober companion. You may have heard stories about what certified sober companions have to go through, such as dealing with relapses and difficult conversations that can happen between friends or family members. This blog post will discuss some of these reasons why becoming certified as a sober companion is worth it!

Being a sober companion will give you experience in therapy, counseling, and addiction treatment. 

Sober companions provide support for individuals struggling with addiction and other mental health disorders. They offer the patient much-needed guidance to help them through their recovery process, from providing a listening ear, assisting in therapy sessions, creating action based goals and working off the therapist’s treatment plans, or just spending time together as sober buddies.

These certified professionals are trained to provide wisdom and understanding of addiction and mental health and provide comfort as they lead patients through the recovery process. Hence, it’ll help you learn about addiction and mental health, which will give you experience working with therapists, counseling, and addiction treatment.

You can help people with addiction problems while also helping yourself.

Becoming a Certified Sober Companion is a great way to help people with addiction problems while also helping yourself. Each person that you work with will help you gain a deeper understanding of recovery and of yourself.

The certified person may also decide what services the client needs: some addicts don’t want to attend therapy or a rehabilitation program but may be willing to do one-on-one coaching. Certified individuals must have their own sobriety to provide these services, allowing them to stay on track.

Becoming a Sober Companion will help you find meaning in your life.

Becoming a certified sober companion is a way to give back and make a difference in the world of recovery by serving those who are trying to stay clean one day at a time.

Sober companions provide support, guidance, and encouragement during difficult times when other methods have failed. Their presence helps those who are struggling to stay clean and sober maintain their sobriety.

Sober companions serve as a constant companion who is dependable and committed to their client, providing them with an expert level of care while understanding that not every day will be smooth sailing in recovery. This allows you to contribute to society in a meaningful way while changing the lives of people who are addicted.

You will be able to work with a variety of people, in many locations.

As a certified sober companion, you will be able to work with various people, not just addicts. The field also provides certified sober companions with endless options, such as employment in private practices, hospitals, or clinics; volunteer work at various organizations; practice supervision; and becoming certified mentors themselves.

For example, certified sober companions can work in hospitals and hospices as aides or caretakers for patients dying of addiction-related illnesses. You may also find opportunities at schools – as an educator or program coordinator dedicated to educating students about the dangers of addiction. Or you may find work in government as an advocate for the rights and needs of individuals living with addiction-related issues.

The certified sober companion credential is a valuable asset to have on your resume because it shows employers that you are knowledgeable about dealing with substance use disorders from a broad perspective – not just working exclusively with those who are actively addicted.

It’s an opportunity to learn more about yourself.

Becoming a Certified Sober Companion is a great way to grow. It’s an opportunity to learn more about yourself, your strengths, and how you react when faced with adversity or stress. The certified sober companion designation will challenge you both mentally and physically as it teaches you the skills needed to safely provide support for others in times of need.

It’s been found that certified practitioners have lower rates of burnout and higher rates of satisfaction than non-certified practitioners. You will also learn how to prepare for and react in emergencies, develop a network of people that will back you up during hard times, and provide supportive care.

Final Thoughts

Being a sober companion is an experience that will profoundly change your life. It’s not always easy, but it can be very rewarding.

Becoming a Certified Sober Companion is the first step to helping others on their journey of recovery. If you are interested in this rewarding job, then contact us about our certification program and we can help you get started TODAY!  1.800.706.0318 ext 2  If you are in need of a Sober Companion, we can help you too!  Visit us at www.soberondemand.com


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