For a “newborn” on the road of recovery, jumping back into the jungle of life is a shock to their system. Someone being chemically dependent or in a relationship with several character defects for a number of time is almost guaranteed to stumble if not transitioned properly post treatment. The beginning of recovery can be very challenging and can be alarming for the client to return back to their previous life. Going back to the same job, same family, and same environment (if this is the case) can be a slippery slope, but it is very possible to thrive if the client is set up appropriately in the early recovery process.
Families, loved ones, and friends are uneducated at the beginning and feel lost when trying to find a means of help for their loved one who is struggling. The “identified patient” has successfully completed treatment. Now what? Trust issues are still present with the people involved in their lives and stability is just beginning to take place, but not constant yet. How can this individual have the best possible outcome in transitioning back into life clean, sober, and free from their destructive pleasures or self-medicating behavior?
Sober Companions have been a huge success in the field of recovery, offering their recovering client that extra support needed based on their particular circumstances. Becoming enlightened and informed on the benefits of a Sober Companion may help you, your family, or potential client decide whether or not this would be a productive resource to seek out.
Listed below are several benefits of a Sober Companion:
Having a Sober Companion shows commitment, dedication, and surrender to a new journey. Being humble enough to have a guide assist you or loved one on this new path shows courage and strength. These individuals in the recovery field are dedicated to helping assist in saving the lives of hopeless individuals. Having another person along side who is compassionate with the client’s process is priceless.
“I have worked with Hired Power extensively in collaboration with Clearview Treatment Programs’ individualized outpatient program. I am always impressed with their effectiveness and professionalism.”
“Thanks again for being there for us and guiding us through some rough waters. Your kindness and genuine concern deeply touched my soul and we are all grateful our paths crossed when they did. You are a truly gifted professional, keep on doing what you do so well.”
“I just want to thank Hired Power for the PRA. He was a perfect match and I can’t say enough…. He was intensely committed. This is the first time I have been clean in over 30 years. Thank you again.”
“I don’t look at you (Hired Power) as hiring a service, I look at you as saving my life.” (referring to his ability to stay sober after returning home).