A Sober Companion's primary purpose is to assist and support adults and adolescents who seek, need and must maintain daily abstinence. We are committed to the process of helping our clients improve their quality of life, build healthy coping skills and experience lasting freedom from substance abuse. We also offer assistance for people struggling with mental health concerns, eating disorders, sex addictions, anxiety disorders, major depression and gambling problem. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile and treating every individual with dignity, respect and competent support. With such a diverse need for services, our Sober Companions and Coaches are available in all 50 States and internationally. They are able to work one-on-one with a client on an hourly basis such as; attending a specific event, appointment or meeting, as an escort to and from a residential treatment program or detox facility, or as a daily, weekly and monthly live-in. Along with the presence of a trusted Sober Companion, we can provide progress reports to courts, work in conjunction with treatment centers and schedule clinical oversight with qualified therapists and psychiatrists. We have a vast network of relationship partners that includes a Board Certified Physician, Defense Attorney, Mental Health Attorney, Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor and other professionals from various fields. Each team member's goal is to provide the highest standard of care and promote successful long-term recovery. We work directly with our clients to re-engage in their career, a favorite hobby, sport or interest in order to develop and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Replacing drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding non-drug-using activities is an essential component of our philosophy. Adhering to a balanced approach for daily living we strive to bring alignment to the lives of those we serve. We further realize and understand that no two people or situations are alike. Every potential client brings a unique set of circumstances, level of addiction and exposure to recovery. Sober coaches and companions are trained professionals with a minimum of three years of abstinence and/or certifications in their respected field. Client’s, family members, agents and doctors are encouraged to call for our assistance prior to or after someone has been to detox or rehab. People struggling with a history of relapse or someone who wants to further ensure their recovery will benefit tremendously. Relapse prevention skills and tools are an important part of what we do, as many of our clients have had setbacks with their recovery. Anyone returning home from treatment unaided will be met with stressors and triggers. Having a sober professional nearby improves the outcome that relapse will not occur. Common pitfalls many encounter when engaging or re-engaging back into their lives are reduced and recovery is amplified as the sober coach/companion picks up where rehabs leave off.
There are three primary types of sober coaches:
- Sober escort: Is someone who gets a client from point A to point B and usually isn’t needed for more than a 72 hour period.
- Sober coach: Is someone who spends a certain amount of time with a client to reinforce recovery or may be brought in to attend life events such as; an awards dinner, family or business engagement, etc.
- Sober companion: Is someone who is with a client 24 hours a day 7 days a week lasting anywhere from one month to one year. They also do something called shifting or step down phases where the sober companion will do five days on – two days off – and other companions are rotated in.
How much do these services cost?Sober coaches and Sober escorts are usually paid an hourly rate and can range from $80 per hour to $150 per hour. Sober companions are typically $800 to $1200 a day. The longer the term – the lower the cost.
How does a client get matched up with a coach?The first step is for the client and/or authorized agent to contact us so we can discuss the situation and mutually decide what services would best fit the client’s needs. Every person receives an assessment and individualized plan that is designed to enhance their recovery and embrace their lifestyle. Pairing of clients with escorts, coaches and companions is based on gender, compatibility and medical necessity. When the coach first arrives at their client’s home what happens? Companions are prepared to do a clean sweep of the house and safety proof the environment for the client. Every effort is made to ensure the client’s well being is protected, so removing substances, contraband or items that may endanger the client’s recovery are responsibly cleared away. A schedule may be discussed and introduced so there’s objectives, goals and a structure for daily living. The groundwork and relationship building occurs seamlessly as our companions and coaches are well suited for living in close proximity with their clients. The mission of a Sober Companion is to help each client discover the person they are meant to be. Establishing a relationship of trust, confidence and respect that is focused on recovery and self improvement is what our team is second to none at accomplishing. If you would like to learn more about our areas of assistance, please contact us online or by calling us at: 800-980-3927
Alcohol abuse and addiction
- Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drinking Problems
- Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Self-Help: How to Stop Drinking and Start Recovery
- Self-Help Groups for Alcohol Addiction: Alcoholics Anonymous and Other Alcohol Addiction Support Groups
- Choosing an Alcohol Treatment Program: What to Look for in Alcohol Rehab
- Understanding Addiction: How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
- Women and Alcohol: The Hidden Risks of Drinking
- Are You Almost Alcoholic? You Don’t Have to be an Alcoholic to Have a Drinking Problem
- Teenage Drinking: Understanding the Dangers and Talking to Your Child
Drug abuse and addiction
- Drug Abuse and Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse
- Overcoming Drug Addiction: Substance Abuse Treatment, Recovery, and Help
- Self-Help Groups for Drug Addiction: Narcotics Anonymous and Other Addiction Support Groups
- Choosing a Drug Treatment Program: What to Look for in Substance Abuse Rehab
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders
- Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling: Warning Signs and How to Get Help
- Compulsive Gambling and Anxiety: Relaxation Exercises Can Relieve the Gambling Urge
- How to Quit Smoking: A Guide to Kicking the Habit for Good
- Internet and Computer Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Balancing Your Time Online and Off
- Cutting and Self-Harm: Self-Injury Help, Support, and Treatment
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For many years, experts believed that only alcohol and powerful drugs could cause addiction. Brain imaging technologies and more recent research, however, have shown that certain pleasurable activities, such as gambling, shopping, and sex, can also lead to addiction.
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