Ethics is quite the touchy subject in the field of recovery. You have clientele that, prior coming to you, have created a world of destruction and are the kings and queens of self-sabotage. When they are in the beginning of their new life journey, placing their trust and life in the hands of another is nothing short of terrifying. There is a complete depletion of trust within themselves, so being able to have a safe place is vital for these broken individuals.
Not every business that is recovery-based will be in it for the same reason. Reality: Some individuals choose this career path solely based on receiving a significant financial gain and there are others who strive to display recovery in their actions with their business. Being ethically strong says a lot about a company, it says a lot about the individuals who work for the company, and will be important to represent integrity to insure the best possible safety and care of the client.
The Sober Companion’s main purpose is to ensure that their client(s) remain abstinent and transition safely to and from their destination whether it is treatment or their prior living situation. Sober companions also help reinforce the positive side of sobriety and recovery to their client when they have doubts about getting clean and sober. Some of these clients have never experienced true companionship or never had a level of identification with a human being until transitioning into recovery,
There are several ways you can determine if a Sober Companion is ethically “fit.” Recovery companies that are indeed in it for the well-being of the client will be in fit condition ethically speaking and train their staff on the importance of this important component to keeping their mission statement alive, a healthy company afloat, and a higher success rate with their cliental.
These individuals deserve a chance at trusting life and if they have been somehow linked with a sober companion, and if matched with a Sober Companion that lives by their company’s code of ethics, this client has a chance at life and the potential to have the seed of recovery planted.
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