You’ve finally decided to toss in the towel. You’ve surrendered, handed your self-will keys over to the universe, and realize there could be another way in this thing called life. You’re ready to start the journey of sobriety and recovery, but where do you even begin? You are desperate for answers and even more so you realize you needed more support now than ever. Your mind starts to race frantically and you become overwhelmed. “I’ve pushed everyone away. Who do I call? What do I do? I can’t live without drinking and using. I am so far gone that nobody can help me.” Instantly you remember that a drink or a drug will quiet the opponent who taunts you (the mind). You take the drink/drug and the drink/drug takes you. It takes you for all that you stand for and all that you are. You wonder how you got here again. You surrendered, but you see that the addiction vortex has a hold on you. At a certain point, you have to give up your best ideas because they have ultimately continued to bring you to this spot. Place one hand in the unknown and one into a human beings hand who has been in your shoes, and who has accepted recovery into their lives. These people and resources are available and there is always hope.
Most people don’t realize the services out there in the recovery world that are offered. People who battle with addiction/alcoholism have come from many different walks of life and not all will require the same type of treatment or services. Some will need that “cushion”, that extra push to help keep them accountable and away from their toxic relationship with their drink/drug of choice through this transition. One of the ways people are making it to and from treatment safely is with the assistance of a sober companion who can help support the client. The client may have a strong urge to return once again back into their comfortable, broken lifestyle, want to reach out for their drug of choice, or come up with excuses as to why they may have overreacted.
Now nobody wants to drive, fly, or be on a train with anyone they don’t know? It is scary, almost seems dangerous to some, and this is such a raw time of your life (or a family or friends life) that you don’t want to talk to anyone at all. There are significant benefits to utilizing a sober companion to help be by your side at your weakest moments- whether it’s traveling to treatment or whether it’s transitioning out of treatment. Most people want proof or to be armed with facts before making a decision especially when it comes to major life changes and decisions.
Utilizing a sober companion ensures a safe passage journey to and from facilities or home for the recovering client and can be a source of accountability to begin rebuilding their trust with themselves and others. There is so much help and so much hope. Each person deserves a chance at life again. Their best possible chance is to do it side by side with a like-minded individual. That is when identification is born and hope comes to life.
“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).