A sober coach wears many hats both pre-recovery and post recovery. Sober Coaches help people entering recovery practice their recovery skills and guide them every step of the way through recovery. A Sober Coach assists their client, their family, and/or friends navigate through this emotional addiction recovery process in several different ways. These may include a psychotherapeutic approach, 12-step or non-12 step plan, interventions, other outside support groups, help establishing nutrition and fitness daily, medication therapy, or holistic practices. The primary duty of a sober coach is to ensure the recovering individual does not relapse. They may be hired to provide around the clock care, be on-call, or to accompany the recovering addict during certain activities.
Recovery Coaches, also known as Sober Coaches, provide part time support for people entering recovery who are looking for help navigating early recovery. Sober Coaches provide encouragement, accountability, wisdom, and experience. We help clients implement the skills they have learned in treatment and translate those lessons into the real world. Sober Coaches help clients identify potential danger before it arises. We help clients to identify goals and implement specific action plans to achieve their dreams and develop a sober lifestyle.
Statistics indicate that almost 6 out of 10 recovering addicts’ relapses to drug or alcohol dependence due to lack of emotional support. Insecurity and loneliness are among the leading causes of relapse into addiction. That is why it is so important to seek the help of a Sober Coach, to help you with the transition until you can stand on your own in the world.
Sober Coach’s presence is not only for companionship but also to remind the clients to stay committed to the recovery road. They can help their clients with the following:
- Facetime and Zoom meetings as often as needed by the client
- In-Person meetings as often as needed by the client
- Actively prevent the client from relapsing by searching the home for drugs. They can also accompany the client to social outings to keep an eye on them
- Working with family and friends to assure a clean transition to sobriety
- Help the client ease back into the world by regaining confidence, and social skills drugs and alcohol dependence took away
- Ensuring the client does not feel lonely – as loneliness is among the top causes of relapse
Sober coaches are practiced at helping find simple, effective solutions for everyday problems that might drive you to use. It is often the simple things that recovering addicts struggle with. Using was a way of life not long ago and navigating day-to-day life sober is challenging. A Sober Coach can sit down with you throughout the day and offer support, encouragement, a shoulder to lean on and an ear to bend. He or she will listen to your concerns and fears as you get through this precarious yet rewarding time in your life. Coaching can be set up for just a few hours a week, or for every afternoon, or for eight hours a day/7 days a week—the schedule can be tailored to the client’s specific needs and goals. If you or a loved one is seeking recovery we can help! Call us today.