When you are making the transition from residential treatment to the next step in your recovery journey, the transfer may seem daunting. Fortunately there is professional help available to make sure that you stay on the right path in your recovery. Through the attendance of 12 Step meetings, leaning on your support system, and being of service to others, your sobriety will strengthen. There is another tool that can be utilized that is very helpful as you move forward in your recovery. A sober coach, also known as a sober companion, can give you one-on-one assistance outside of a residential treatment facility.
A sober coach will guide you in working the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Some sober coaches are available to work round the clock by living along side you in your home. There are others who can go with you to any activities that you wish to attend or they can simply be on an on-call basis. Whichever type of sober coach you decide, they are flexible in their abilities to be your companion.
A person who provides these services will not only help you work the 12 Steps but he/she can lead you in meditation, or other helpful tools. A sober coach can be with you for the first thirty days that you are home from residential treatment or they can stay longer depending on your need or availability.
If you are looking for a sober companion there are a few things that you should be mindful of. Be sure that your sober companion is certified. The Connecticut Center for Addiction Recovery is one organization that provides training to sober companions. There are also other sober coaches that hold degrees or training in psychology, sociology, and medicine.
New Directions for Women offers Intensive Sober Living, Intensive Outpatient, and aftercare for those transitioning out of a residential treatment program, should a sober companion not suit your needs. Our Intensive Sober Living program utilizes a combination of transitional sober living with a continuance of outpatient treatment services. This ensures that women can transition successfully to a sober lifestyle upon the completion of primary residential treatment. If you or someone that you love is looking for a sober coach or Intensive Sober Living please give us a call. Our admissions counselors are happy to take your call and provide information on our program.
New Directions for Women is a treatment facility located in California that offers help to women, pregnant women, women with children with a full continuum of care. Founded in 1977, our courageous and visionary founders asked for the help of Newport Beach Junior League members to fulfill their vision of a tranquil home-like facility that would treat women with dignity and respect. Our caring admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call and answer any questions you may have on getting help. Reach us by phone at 800-93-WOMEN. We can help. Stay in the loop with New Directions for Women by connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.