What is a sober companion?
If you are not familiar with the term “sober companion” and you are in the addictions industry or part of the recovery community then I highly suggest that you take a moment and listen as we discuss the true meaning of a sober companion. Long gone are the days of giving up your entire livelihood and personal lives to check yourselves into a 12 step residential rehabilitation facility to be guarded against all true life obstacles and pampered during the duration of your stay only to be released to real-life situations with no protection and no guidance. This is a true recipe for a relapse!
In today’s addictions industry and recovery communities, we are seeing soaring success rates for those struggling addict‘s who are choosing to hire nationally certified sober companions. So again you may ask what is a sober companion? A nationally certified sober companion is a skilled sober coach who comes to you instead of you coming to them. The nationally certified sober companion will infiltrate himself or herself into your everyday life alongside you to help you work through minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day issues and problems that may become triggers that cause you to relapse.
Having a nationally certified sober companion allows you the freedom to continue working, continue providing for your family both financially and emotionally and moving on with your everyday life without losing everything in an attempt to get sober. Be sober companion can stay with you 24 hours a day seven days a week until the sober companion feels you are ready to walk alone during your battle with addiction. Sober companions will accompany you to meetings and sober functions and they will accompany you during some of your favorite hobbies. Sober companions can also accompany you on vacations, cruises, or business trips. One of the True reasons that sober companionship is so successful is that the client, or the struggling addict, must remain accountable to himself or herself and the sober companion 24 hours a day seven days a week!
The Addictions Academy offers a new class called Nationally Certified Sober Companion and their sister company, The Addiction Coach offers sober companions for hire.