Since addiction varies from person to person—in severity, longevity, etc.—it goes without saying that there’s no single addiction treatment that will work best for every addict. Those who have experienced severe long-term addiction would get the best results by participating in an inpatient or residential treatment program, but those who have dependents or an inflexible work schedule might prefer the personalization that an outpatient treatment program can afford in such instances. In most types of treatment, recovering addicts can expect to get a lot of one-on-one counseling and therapy with recovery experts who provide the necessary education, life skills, and coping tools to sustain recovery long-term.
What is a Sober Companion? How Can They Help My Recovery?
Bridging the gap between a treatment program and the local recovery network, a sober coach—also commonly called a sober companion or escort—provides recovering addicts with personalized support, supplementing previous and current treatment in preparation for continued rehabilitation. For many individuals, the assistance of a sober coach can often be a crucial add-on to addiction treatment as the sober coach can address what an addict in recovery needs on an individual basis.
When an individual in recovery has a sober coach, the coach’s primary duty is to reinforce recovery by ensuring the addict maintains sobriety. As a liaison between a recovery program and the local recovery community that consists of twelve-step programs and other support groups, sober coaches helps the newly recovered maintain abstinence by assisting the individual with establishing him or herself outside of the treatment facility. During this process, the addict in recovery and the sober coach identify the most effective treatment techniques and process for the individual. This can include a wide range of therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, massage, diet and nutrition, meditation, exercise, prayer, and so on.
Sober Coaches in Orange County
For individuals who are recovering in Orange County, California, sober coaches offer an ideal opportunity to not only reinforce addiction treatment, but also to experience an even higher level of personalized care. Sober coaches in Orange County help addicts in recovery with skills-building and goal-setting, relapse prevention and recovery maintenance, and are especially valuable to those who have proven to be resistant to sobriety in the past, but who must complete treatment in order to fulfill medical, legal, contractual, or familial obligations.
There are a number of benefits to incorporating our Orange County sober coaches into recovering addicts’ treatment plans. For those individuals who feel insecure and unsure of their sobriety, sober coaches can help individuals to be more accountable for their recovery, but also encourage addicts in recovery to identify and thrive in stable alcohol and drug-free environments. In addition to being able to identify external barriers to recovery such as dangerous environments, sober coaches are trained to help individuals overcome internal boundaries as well, which can include things like low motivation, discouragement, emotional or spiritual problems, and so on. Much like a life coach, a sober coach motivates the recovering addict and becomes a consistent, ongoing recovery resource.
As part of the personalization that sober coaches in Orange County provide, sober coaches are able to accurately perceive and determine a client’s individual needs, define necessary and constructive boundaries, and explore how family, business, and community supports can be utilized in order to promote the recovering addict’s ongoing sobriety. Sober coaches have demonstrated insight into recovery, allowing them to understand how barriers to a client’s recovery can be overcome and to devise a course of action using a variety of treatment and community resources. Since many individuals either forgot how to take care of themselves over the course of addiction or never learned at all, sober coaches can give individuals one-on-one life coaching in order to teach recovering addicts the life skills required to survive. What’s more, Anaheim sober coaches take an empowerment approach, which is used to build confidence, self-esteem, and to make individuals more secure in their recovery.
Finding Quality Sober Companions
Over the course of treatment at Broadway Recovery Center, clients will recognize which types of treatment and the techniques that are most effective for them individually. This is important because each sober coach or sober companion has his or her own approach to recovery, which can be based in twelve-step philosophy or one of any number of other methods; being able to recognize the preferred treatments and methodologies will allow clients to be able to select the sober coach that would best fit their recovery style. Although some sober coaches might have formal training in counseling, the main requirement is for a sober coach to have extensive real-life, firsthand experience with addiction recovery.
Broadway Treatment Center has several top-quality addiction treatment programs as well as a medical detox program, sober living and coaching, and a great alumni program. We offer several types of individual and group therapies as well as a safe, comfortable recovery environment. If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs, we welcome you to become part of the Broadway Treatment Center family by starting your path to recovery today.