What Is A Sober Companion?
Returning home from treatment, the addict trades a secure, drug-free environment for one rife with problems and temptations. A sober companion
helps take treatment home with the addict. For as long as the addict
needs, he or she will have a 24-hour personal assistant dedicated to
developing a good foundation in recovery. A sober companion spends huge
amounts of time with the addict: full work days, work nights, or
extended periods during which the sober companion is by his side 24
hours a day. This can go on for weeks or months at a time.
A sober coach helps build confidence by giving the addict a new
experience in situations which would previously have led to relapse.
Along with the coach, the client will explore, in depth, those areas
where the client has little or no experience in “saying no”. The drug
and alcoholism help
includes transporting the client to and from every location throughout
the day. The sober coach will make sure the clients’ environment is
drug free at all times, including home, work, and elsewhere. This is
particularly helpful for individuals prone to relapse.
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A Sober Companion can provide a wide range of services from entertainment business alcohol intervention,
to rehab companionship, to the transition to sober life after rehab.
Returning to normal life after detoxing from drugs or alcohol is the
most difficult and dangerous step for the recovering addict. Every
precaution should be taken to prevent relapse, as every time an addict
relapses it makes the likelihood of another relapse increase. The
sober companion provides the crucial link between the safe environment
of rehab and the tricky life of an entertainer or business executive. A
sober coach is devoted to helping you succeed in your recovery.
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an era of growing demand to achieve and become great at what we do,
daily pressures can get to the best of us. We see it more and more on
the pages of magazines, in the news, where even the rich and famous
succumb to what has been demanded of them. Addiction is an issue
that crosses all lines affecting people with drug abuse, alcohol abuse,
gambling, eating disorders and other life threatening issues.
was once a shameful thing, to be hidden behind family walls is now a
very public, growing epidemic with no social or economic boundaries.
Thanks to the brave public figures like presidential First Lady Betty
Ford and other industry pioneers there are many treatment options and
programs for individuals struggling with addiction issues such as: drug
abuse, alcoholism and eating disorders.
Nanette Zumwalt CADC, BRI II, Owner and CEO of Hired Power a bi-coastal company says, her Certified Personal Recovery Assistant
(CPRA) Program is the next step treatment option “Bringing Recovery
Home” building the bridge to lasting recovery.
light of the available statistics, less than one-third of the addicts
who seek addiction treatment, achieve it on their first attempt. Many relapse several times before maintaining recovery or worse succumbing to their addiction. Almost always, the relapse occurs at home, on the job or on the road, despite participating in treatment programs.
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HIRED POWER IN EAST COAST EXPANSION
ATIN – 04/18/08 – Hired Power, the Southern California-based provider
of “sober companions” that help people who have recently graduated from
treatment to stay clean and adjust to a sober lifestyle, is expanding
the East Coast, company CEO Nanette Zumwalt announced.
Says Zumwalt: “We are very proud and pleased to announce the opening of our East Coast Office in New York and the addition of Amy Burns to our leadership team. Amy, a native New Yorker, will be leading our Development and Care Management office on the East Coast.
Amy’s professional career includes…… read more here
|COUNSELOR MAGAZINE: Personal Recovery Assistants – A New Tool to Prevent Chronic Relapse|
……….The strong support network built in treatment is not utilized, the client’s commitment and willingness dissipate, and for these individuals it is not a question of if they will relapse, but when. For these people and the treatment professionals who work with them, a new concept is emerging — one that has been shown to provide a valuable link from being in treatment to living in recovery. “The concept of a person in established recovery helping one in early recovery is clearly not a new concept and is a tenet of the 12-step philosophy,” states Nanette Zumwalt, Director of Private Staffing, Hired Power Inc. According to Zumwalt, a personal recovery assistant program serves as a professional extension of treatment — a link in the chain of the continuum of care.
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“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).